Altruism and Cynicism
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By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -- and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed.
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."
One nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.
The danger today is not so much that machines will learn to think and feel but that men will cease to do so.
Never give a sucker an even break and never smarten up a chump.
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.