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John McCarthy
1857 - 1943
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

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.


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.


When thugs by nature meet thugs by political conviction, 5-0 is not surprising.


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.


Soccer riots kill at most tens. Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions.


We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism, necessary only in backward countries.


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.


Hard distinctions make bad philosophy.


Honor among thieves is the ancestor of all honor.


A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest.


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.


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.


In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated.


If I owned Marseilles and Hell, I'd rent out Marseilles and live in Hell.


Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it.


Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig.


The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'. Sixty years later the slogan became, 'Don't trust anyone over ninety'.


Language is froth on the surface of thought.


His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.


Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats.


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