Altruism and Cynicism
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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.
There are two reasons for doing something: a really good reason and the real reason.
The Golden Rule: whoever has the gold makes the rules.
Tact is the ability to tell a man he has an open mind when he has a hole in his head.
Subtlety is the art of saying what you think and getting out of the way before it is understood.
If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Once you've tried to change the world you find it's a whole bunch easier to change your mind.
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.
Everything is controlled by a small evil group to which, unfortunately, no one we know belongs.
Don't tell any big lies today. Small ones can be just as effective.
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.