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Altruism and Cynicism

173 aphorisms  ·  11 comments

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tiny.ag/r3gvjlqa  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Abraham Lincoln, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/q5s2gnzy  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Ann Landers, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/uaqbnf1k  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/mnrh4p2b  ·   Fair (608 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/sc3tpgkp  ·   Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have met the enemy, and he is us.

Walt Kelly, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/nqcfjvh0  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.

Mary Ellen Kelly, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/rxmfom0a  ·   Fair (96 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The relationship between truth and a newspaper is like the relationship between the color green and the number seven. Occasionally you will see the number seven written in green, but you learn not to expect this.

Garrison Keillor, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/mtktl96r  ·   Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever is not nailed down is mine. What I can pry loose is not nailed down.

Collis P. Huntington, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/hjysnvry  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If it looks like shit, smells like shit, mail it to your enemy -- he'll know what to do with it.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/vpchszet  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/bggvrf05  ·   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

tiny.ag/nxpusxd1  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/2cihxuml  ·   Fair (96 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/fjmqiepc  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/rlehkt4m  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Smile, it's free therapy.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/fwdapxsq  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The art of giving is perfected through anonymity.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/xysizfch  ·   Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The key to heaven's gate cannot be duplicated.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/gf6ry8xs  ·   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

tiny.ag/poggndv0  ·   Fair (2925 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

Thomas Jefferson, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/gvohc8br  ·   Fair (3332 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments -- there are consequences.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Altruism and Cynicism