Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats.
If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments.
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.
His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.
Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.
An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth.
When thugs by nature meet thugs by political conviction, 5-0 is not surprising.
Inside of many liberals is a fascist struggling to get out.
A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest.
Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced. However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
My hobby of not attending meetings about recycling saves more energy than your hobby of recycling.
In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated.
Honor among thieves is the ancestor of all honor.
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'.
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.
Never abandon a theory that explains something until you have a theory that explains more.
He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.
The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'. Sixty years later the slogan became, 'Don't trust anyone over ninety'.
Soccer riots kill at most tens. Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions.
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.
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.
Language is froth on the surface of thought.
With no more than six levels of misquotation, any statement can be made to say whatever you wish.
When I hear the word Heidegger I reach for my axe. He may have swiped it.
If I owned Marseilles and Hell, I'd rent out Marseilles and live in Hell.
If the devastation is as widespread in the Houston and Galveston areas as it was in New Orleans, I can't help but believe it will have a sizable impact on the growth rate of the U.S. economy.
We're not working with American on this issue. We have proffered the offer directly to the shipping company.
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.
I think there are some tribes that might consider it. I don't think anybody is getting rich off of 18-year-olds.
My opinion is that he's a swindler and you're a sucker.
That's baloney. There isn't a company in the world that wouldn't try to stop people from ripping apart its beta version.
Microsoft has enough power that there is the potential for antitrust, but people risk playing chicken little (with this accusation).
Time after time, when we needed help to provide adequate quarters for sick or homeless people . . . Milton stepped forward and provided for every need, ... His business was inexpensive furniture. What we needed was inexpensive furniture. He would always provide it.
The peace advocates are more interested in beating the conservatives than in reaching agreement with the Soviets.
We are confident government and private-sector firms will go into the Freedom Tower.
There are no surprises in this case, ... You could read The Washington Post and know what the evidence is.
Today we are just recovering from the major dollar rally of last week. We could see one more dollar spike up before the trade figures on Wednesday, which will underscore the issues affecting the dollar.
The data was slightly positive. In general, the dollar was a bit better bid. But it's very thin trading ... so the move was a bit exaggerated.
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're thrilled this ended this way, ... This was a horrific crime.
We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism, necessary only in backward countries.
This sort of large-scale removal is the kind of thing that gets the public concern up, and then results in the concerns of policy makers.
Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf.
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.
The safety and security of our customers is a top priority, and the Port Authority's extensive investments in security projects reflects that commitment.
The SCLC draft has a whole mile of good intentions.
Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding, although the rationalizations are different.
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.
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 no way in the world these matters should be continued more than a year,
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.
It's all part of the game, ... These things happen.
It's kind of in line with what we've seen over the past few weeks, in that positive data is ignored by the market. There is a lot of interest to sell dollars.
Dollar buyers ran out of gas once we couldn't break through $1.2750 and 106 in dollar/yen and as a consequence we started technically trading off those levels.
The numbers were obviously better than expected. It's possible we could see a little further dollar buying.
The numbers produced a slightly firmer dollar: they weren't dismal and as a consequence people are taking back some of their short dollar positions.
Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it.
I mention this out of my customary helpfulness.
Clearly the two Mikes have been talking to him.
Clinton can say: in my industry 5/6 of the experienced men are unemployed.
The economic growth of India at seven per cent range is very positive. We want to be part of it.
The dollar is supported overall in broader terms by the likelihood that rates will move higher here than they do abroad.