Altruism and Cynicism
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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.
Politeness: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.
We should forgive our enemies, but only after they've been taken out and shot.
Love your enemies: they'll go crazy trying to figure out what you're up to.
Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.
Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.
Once you've tried to change the world you find it's a whole bunch easier to change your mind.
Subtlety is the art of saying what you think and getting out of the way before it is understood.