John McCarthy Quotes

44 John McCarthy quotes:

"If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments."
"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."
"With no more than six levels of misquotation, any statement can be made to say whatever you wish."
"Hard distinctions make bad philosophy."
"An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice."
"I think this is good if there ever came to be a severe case that could danger a student or faculty member."
Author: McCarthy Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats."
"Suicidal terrorists may have short shelf lives."
"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."
"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."
"He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense."
Author: McCarthy Quotes Category: German Director Quotes Nonsense Quotes
"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."
"Honor among thieves is the ancestor of all honor."
"You don't want to examine the basis of your computer's morality any more than you want to see sausage being made."
Author: McCarthy Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"There is no question that it has gotten worse. There is no question that parents have become much more vocal."
Author: McCarthy Quotes Category: Parents Quotes
"The gentlemen of the press smell blood."
Author: McCarthy Quotes Category: Gentlemen Quotes
"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."
"Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf."
"When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace."
"Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig."

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