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Anton ChekhovDoctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

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Samuel JohnsonPatriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Albert EinsteinForce always attracts men of low morality.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Friedrich NietzscheMerchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

H.L. MenckenAll men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

George OrwellA people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims... but accomplices.

—  George Orwell, 1903-1950, British writer

Samuel JohnsonWhoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Francis BaconThe worst men often give the best advice.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

VoltaireReligion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Lord ActonAnd remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control.

—  Lord Acton, 1834-1902, English historian

Theodore RooseveltThis country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country.

—  Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, American President [1901-1909]

Jean Jacques RousseauReligious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher

Franklin RooseveltHe's a son-of-a-bitch, but he’s our son-of-a-bitch.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

     (on Anastasio Somoza García, president of Nicaragua)

George Bernard ShawEvery man over forty is a scoundrel.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925


Funny Quotes

Howard ScottA criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation.

—  Howard Scott, 1890-1970, American engineer


Proverbs

English proverbThere's honour among thieves.

—  English proverb

The big thieves hang the little ones.

—  Czech proverb










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