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A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest.
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A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book and being convinced by its arguments, will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
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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.
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Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats.
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An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth.
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An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice.
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Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig.
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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.
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Clinton can say: in my industry 5/6 of the experienced men are unemployed.
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Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf.
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Compassion is contempt with a human face.
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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.
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Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.
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Hard distinctions make bad philosophy.
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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.
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He divides up this subject the way a Chinese cook divides up a duck.
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He has the first half of the Golden Rule down pat: Do unto others.
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He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.
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His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.
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Honor among thieves is the ancestor of all honor.
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I mention this out of my customary helpfulness.
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If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments.
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If I owned Marseilles and Hell, I'd rent out Marseilles and live in Hell.
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If it doesn't work right, we can always try something else.
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In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated.
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In this book masculine pronouns embrace not only the feminine but also the robotic.
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Inside of many liberals is a fascist struggling to get out.
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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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Language is froth on the surface of thought.
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Measuring all costs in terms of energy is merely a religious exercise.
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My hobby of not attending meetings about recycling saves more energy than your hobby of recycling.
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My opinion is that he's a swindler and you're a sucker.
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Never abandon a theory that explains something until you have a theory that explains more.
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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.
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Oh, he's sincere all right. The question is: what is he sincere about?
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Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it.
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Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding, although the rationalizations are different.
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Self-righteousness has killed more people than smoking.
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Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced. However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
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Soccer riots kill at most tens. Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions.
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Suicidal terrorists may have short shelf lives.
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The difference between a contemporary liberal and a socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word in the English language is 'forbidden', whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is 'compulsory'.
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The gentlemen of the press smell blood.
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The last ten percent of any reform is the most difficult to achieve. Moreover, it is often harmful.
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The new class struggle will pit the workers and the bosses against the others.
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The peace advocates are more interested in beating the conservatives than in reaching agreement with the Soviets.
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The peace movement is a great force for peace. Some of the world's most quarrelsome people act out their aggressions through the peace movement.
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The Republican majority in 1994 was a coalition of the workers and the bosses against the others.
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The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'. Sixty years later the slogan became, 'Don't trust anyone over ninety'.
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There is only one thing more harmful to society than an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected; that's when he doesn't forget them.
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We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism, necessary only in backward countries.
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When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace.
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When thugs by nature meet thugs by political conviction, 5-0 is not surprising.
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With no more than six levels of misquotation, any statement can be made to say whatever you wish.
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You don't want to examine the basis of your computer's morality any more than you want to see sausage being made.
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You have to transcend your class interests. Since you belong to the class from which bureaucrats are recruited, you naturally favor making people deal with bureaucracies.
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Young tyrants are more genocidal than old tyrants - with the exception of Khomeini.
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