Altruism and Cynicism
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We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.
Have a strong mind and a soft heart.
A dozen press agents working overtime can do terrible things to the human spirit.
He who hesitates is probably smart... or maybe stapled to the floor.
In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king... and the one-eyed man with the high heels and the feather boa is queen.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think, and a docudrama with ugly actors for those who film docudramas.
The only absolute knowledge worth attaining is that your life is meaningless. -- My life? Well now, that's another story...
You are cautious in showing your true self to others. Have you thought about plastic surgery?
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else -- unless it is an enemy.
A prig is a fellow who is always making you a present of his opinions.
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.