This budget is like an Enron budget -- smoke the numbers, cook the books, hide the truth and hope no one finds out.
Falseness often lurks beneath fair hair.
If a dishonest creep wants to tap dance, give them the spotlight and a mirror.
Is it less dishonest to do what is wrong because it is not expressly prohibited by written law? Let us hope our moral principles are not yet in that stage of degeneracy.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
By God, if women had written stories, As clerks had within here oratories, They would have written of men more wickednessThan all the mark of Adam may redress.
I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other's eyes out and call it a day; instead we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all.
All historical writing, even the most honest, is unconsciously subjective, since every age is bound, in spite of itself, to make the dead perform whatever tricks it finds necessary for its own peace of mind.
Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
My correspondence has certainly the charm of variety, and the humbler are usually the more interesting. This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie.
[T]he infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.
There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as 'moral indignation,' which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name.
I am a politician which means I am a liar and a crook. When I am not kissing babies I am stealing their lollypops.
If politics is like show business, then the idea is not to pursue excellence, clarity or honesty but to appear as if you are, which is another matter altogether.