Altruism and Cynicism
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Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.
Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
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.
Whatever is not nailed down is mine. What I can pry loose is not nailed down.
If it looks like shit, smells like shit, mail it to your enemy -- he'll know what to do with it.
If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?
If you love something, turn it loose. If it doesn't come back, kill it!
Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.