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Language is froth on the surface of thought.
My hobby of not attending meetings about recycling saves more energy than your hobby of recycling.
Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced. However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
Both politicians and journalists face situations which strain their honesty and humanity. My opinion is that politicians on the average stand up somewhat better than journalists.
We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism, necessary only in backward countries.
Hardly anyone has noticed that in the Northern Hemisphere people stir their drinks counterclockwise, whereas the same people stir their drinks clockwise when visiting the Southern Hemisphere.
Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance.
If I owned Marseilles and Hell, I'd rent out Marseilles and live in Hell.
My opinion is that he's a swindler and you're a sucker.
With no more than six levels of misquotation, any statement can be made to say whatever you wish.
Don't try to talk anyone out of concentrating his hatred on Ayn Rand or any other dead person. It can't harm the dead. Diverted to a living person, it might actually do harm.
An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice.
Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it.
Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding, although the rationalizations are different.
Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or self-interested enough to work hard at them for money.
It is said that man doesn't live by bread alone. Sometimes this is unfortunate, because people who cannot live by bread alone too often kill other people in consequence of the fights they get into.
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