"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."John McCarthy on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."John McCarthy on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."John McCarthy on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."John McCarthy on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."John McCarthy on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."