Some Things that I Wish I Had Said

Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Author Unknown

When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign:
that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift

No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions. He had money as well.
Margaret Thatcher

There is much to be said in favor of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Oscar Wilde

The only thing that stops God sending a second Flood is that the first one was useless.
Nicholas Chamfort

The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.
Alexander Cockburn

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Mignon McLaughlin

To be patriotic, hate all nations but your own; to be religious, all sects but your own; to be moral, all pretenses but your own. Lionel Strachey

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make a better soup.
H. L. Mencken

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Franz Kafka

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar Wilde

There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.
Ambrose Bierce

If a man among you sins before God, deliver him into the hand of a physician.
Sirach 38:15

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