The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
War remains the decisive human failure.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.
The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
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