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John McCarthy Quotes and Sayings

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Inside of many liberals is a fascist struggling to get out.
- John McCarthy

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

Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced.
However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
- John McCarthy

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.
- John McCarthy

 

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

Language is froth on the surface of thought.
- John McCarthy

Suicidal terrorists may have short shelf lives.
- John McCarthy

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An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth.
- John McCarthy

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

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.
- John McCarthy

Never abandon a theory that explains something until
you have a theory that explains more.
- John McCarthy

Self-righteousness has killed more people than smoking.
- John McCarthy

He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.
- John McCarthy

Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats.
- John McCarthy

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

With no more than six levels of misquotation,
any statement can be made to say whatever you wish.
- John McCarthy

When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace.
- John McCarthy

Compassion is contempt with a human face.
- John McCarthy

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.
- John McCarthy

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

Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same
motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding,
although the rationalizations are different.
- John McCarthy

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

Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence
or even lack of information.
- John McCarthy

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

Hard distinctions make bad philosophy.
- John McCarthy

My hobby of not attending meetings about recycling
saves more energy than your hobby of recycling.
- John McCarthy

Honor among thieves is the ancestor of all honor.
- John McCarthy

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

If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude,
there is no need to pay attention to his arguments.
- John McCarthy

My opinion is that he's a swindler and you're a sucker.
- John McCarthy

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

A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest.
- John McCarthy

Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates
greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired
from their jobs on its behalf.
- John McCarthy

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.
- John McCarthy

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.
- John McCarthy

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.
- John McCarthy

An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity
will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice.
- John McCarthy

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.
- John McCarthy

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.
- John McCarthy

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'.
- John McCarthy

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.
- John McCarthy

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

In the midst of movement and chaos,
keep stillness inside of you.
- Deepak Chopra

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Be not like the sugarcane -
do not hold your sweetness inside.
Be like the fruit tree -
be generous with your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie (inspired by Tagore)

Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
- Mitchell Kapor

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we
have put there ourselves.
- Richard Rorty

Inside every cynical person,
there is a disappointed idealist.
- George Carlin

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
- B. C. Forbes

Without change, something sleeps inside us,
and seldom awakens.
The sleeper must awaken.
- Frank Herbert

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out,
starting with himself.
- Blaine Lee

There is something about inside information which seems
to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
- Bernard Baruch

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan;
you should wear it inside,
where it functions best.
- Margaret Thatcher

A healthy outside starts from the inside.
- Robert Urich

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx


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