Altruism and Cynicism
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If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Cynics regard everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regard everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
I am prepared to meet anyone, but whether anyone is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.