John McCarthy Quotes


44 John McCarthy quotes:



"Self-righteousness has killed more people than smoking."
"Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it."
Author: McCarthy Quotes Category: German Director Quotes Ideology Quotes
"The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'. Sixty years later the slogan became, 'Don't trust anyone over ninety'."
"Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf."
"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'."
"When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace."
"My opinion is that he's a swindler and you're a sucker."
"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."
"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."
"Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig."
"With no more than six levels of misquotation, any statement can be made to say whatever you wish."
"Hard distinctions make bad philosophy."
"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."
"Compassion is contempt with a human face."
"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."
"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."
"An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice."
"Honor among thieves is the ancestor of all honor."
"A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest."



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