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Altruism and Cynicism

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Commenttiny.ag/tnwmsadk  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Thomas Jones, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/rxmfom0a  ·   Fair (96 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The relationship between truth and a newspaper is like the relationship between the color green and the number seven. Occasionally you will see the number seven written in green, but you learn not to expect this.

Garrison Keillor, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/nqcfjvh0  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.

Mary Ellen Kelly, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/sc3tpgkp  ·   Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have met the enemy, and he is us.

Walt Kelly, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/mnrh4p2b  ·   Fair (608 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.ag/y9w5ki2b  ·   Fair (267 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.

E. W. Howe, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/lu0qepci  ·   Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An enemy is anyone who tells the truth about you.

Elbert Hubbard, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/o1xf5nap  ·   Fair (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a feller says, "It's not the money, it's the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Elbert Hubbard, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/4tfl7wlh  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.

Cordel Hull, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/mtktl96r  ·   Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever is not nailed down is mine. What I can pry loose is not nailed down.

Collis P. Huntington, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/gvohc8br  ·   Fair (3332 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments -- there are consequences.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/poggndv0  ·   Fair (2925 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

Thomas Jefferson, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/bnnutdd7  ·   Fair (378 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/j0vq6ox3  ·   Fair (406 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/ooxlc4p0  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boring people are a reflection of boring people.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/pmag8qvw  ·   Fair (151 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Buying a lie is one thing, giving it away for free is quite another.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/hjysnvry  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If it looks like shit, smells like shit, mail it to your enemy -- he'll know what to do with it.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/vpchszet  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Commenttiny.ag/bggvrf05  ·   Fair (180 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you love something, turn it loose. If it doesn't come back, kill it!

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism and Love and Hate

Commenttiny.ag/nxpusxd1  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Live to learn, learn to live, then teach others.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

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