Aphorisms or lessons in life.

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Honesty is the worst policy.

Dishonesty is the best policy.

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The wages of sin are fantastic.

The wages of sin are enormous.

The wages of sin are very competitive.

(Which of these seems best?)

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Bad guys often win.

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There is little justice in the world.

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Experts are emotional too and subject to psychological pressures almost as much as the unanalytical.

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People usually believe what they want to believe and not what the evidence supports.

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Money cannot buy you happiness but it can get you out of unhappiness.

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There is no limit to greed.

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The truth is the funniest thing.

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Just because a statement is unattractive does not make it true. Or untrue.

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Immorality is lavishly rewarded. Morality is savagely punished.

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Always remember that you might be wrong.

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Sometimes it is right to give in.

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Cultures vary enormously but emotions are universal.

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Military superiority does not equate to moral superiority.

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Try not to think about money too much or too little.

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In a war most people belong to their side not because they are good or bad but because of where they were born.

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Liars often succeed.

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Everyone is a hypcorite.

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Morality is never absolute.

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Morality is helping people and immorality is hurting them.

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Extreme wealth is not to be admired but despised.

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Do not disbelieve everything you read in the papers.

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The more a government is slammed by its national press the more honest that government is. Unfree governments do not allow such criticism.

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The less emotional you are the more rational you are.

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A number is not a principle.

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No party has ever been totally ethical.

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Guilt is individual and not communal.

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A little self-criticism is a good thing.

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Never be too sure of your beliefs.

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In a dispute it is rare for either side to be 100% wrong.

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Those who shout loudest are not always in the right.

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Dont’s worry too much about healthy living. Living is always unhealthy because it ends in death.

 

 

 

 

 

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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