"In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."John McCarthy on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."John McCarthy on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."John McCarthy on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."John McCarthy on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."John McCarthy on Thomas Jefferson
"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."
"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."
"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."