Altruism and Cynicism
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All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter.
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.
Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find out the truth.
Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
A book may be compared to the life of your neighbor. If it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.
Egoist: A person of low taste, more interested in themselves than in me.
Eulogy: Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
The simplest act of surrealism is to walk out into the street, gun in hand, and shoot at random.
Politeness: The most acceptable hypocrisy.