Altruism and Cynicism
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It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
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.
There are two reasons for doing something: a really good reason and the real reason.
Once you've tried to change the world you find it's a whole bunch easier to change your mind.
Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.
Love your enemies: they'll go crazy trying to figure out what you're up to.
Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.
The Golden Rule: whoever has the gold makes the rules.
Subtlety is the art of saying what you think and getting out of the way before it is understood.
Tact is the ability to tell a man he has an open mind when he has a hole in his head.
Everything is controlled by a small evil group to which, unfortunately, no one we know belongs.