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.
There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.
Demagogue: One who preaches a doctrine he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.