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Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything is controlled by a small evil group to which, unfortunately, no one we know belongs.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but he also admitted doing it. Now, do you know why his father didn't punish him? Because George still had the axe in his hand.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (96 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Smile, it's better than a poke in the eye.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Smile, it's free therapy.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The art of giving is perfected through anonymity.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The key to heaven's gate cannot be duplicated.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

All humans are hypocrites; the biggest hypocrite of all is the one who claims to detest hypocrisy.

Peter Wastholm, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (934 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Heck, what's a little extortion among friends?

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, in Altruism and Cynicism

Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (888 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I know the world isn't fair, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor?

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, in Altruism and Cynicism

Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (1024 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (475 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (466 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I can resist everything except temptation.

Oscar Wilde, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (453 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (460 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Oscar Wilde, in Altruism and Cynicism

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