Altruism and Cynicism
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Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.
In this world, there is one terrible thing, and that is that everyone has his reasons.
Beware of altruism. It is based on self-deception, the root of all evil.
A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.
Welcome thy neighbor into thy fallout shelter. He'll come in handy if you run out of food.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking.
Demagogue: One who preaches a doctrine he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.
All lies are told with a straight face. It is truth that's said with a dismissive giggle.
Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.
If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.