Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.
You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
In economics, the majority is always wrong.
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there’s no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.
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.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door.
Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.
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 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.