Altruism and Cynicism
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If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.
Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.
All lies are told with a straight face. It is truth that's said with a dismissive giggle.
He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Demagogue: One who preaches a doctrine he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
I'd never join a club that would allow a person like me to become a member.
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.
There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.