Altruism and Cynicism
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I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
Black, white, brown, yellow or even red, we piss with our pants down, and go naked to bed.
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
I am prepared to meet anyone, but whether anyone is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Beware of altruism. It is based on self-deception, the root of all evil.
No guest is so welcome in a friend's house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.