Quotes by Sir Compton MacKenzie

The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domesticated animal

Sir Compton MacKenzie

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Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of our racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.

John Kennedy, Autobiography of malcolm x

A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.

Anonymous

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

Will Rogers

Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other person will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.

B. C. Forbes

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Be virtuous and you'll be happy Nonsense Be happy and you'll begin to be virtuous.

James Gould Cozzens »

Baloney is the lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it.

Fulton J. Sheen »