Altruism and Cynicism
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All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
A book may be compared to the life of your neighbor. If it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
The simplest act of surrealism is to walk out into the street, gun in hand, and shoot at random.
I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.
Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find out the truth.
Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.
We should forgive our enemies, but only after they've been taken out and shot.