Altruism and Cynicism
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Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.
No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.
If a feller says, "It's not the money, it's the principle of the thing," it's the money.
Whatever is not nailed down is mine. What I can pry loose is not nailed down.
In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments -- there are consequences.
One nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.
I don't want any "yes-men" around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
A learned County Court judge in a book of memoirs recently said that the overwhelming amount of his time on the bench was taken up "with people who are persuaded by persons whom they do not know to enter into contracts that they do not understand to purchase goods that they do not want with money that they have not got."