"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."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."John McCarthy on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."John McCarthy on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."John McCarthy on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."John McCarthy on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."John McCarthy on Steve Jobs
"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."
"In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated."
"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."