Talk:John McAfee

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  • I prefer people with simple vices and harmless virtues.
    • Attributed to McAfee on Homebase BBS 1990. Homebase was McAfee’s private BBS
  • Righteous motives will lead to a stupid act.
    • Homebase BBS
  • The world was here first, it doesn’t owe you a thing.
    • Homebase BBS
  • Great lies are often true.
    • Homebase BBS
  • We admire ourselves in proportion to our disdain of others.
    • Homebase BBS
  • There’s no time for a person’s real life.
    • Homebase BBS
  • Imagination weakens the eyes
    • Homebase BBS
  • Trivialities have become our necessities
    • Homebase BBS
  • Fear is a certain shield against temptation.
    • Homebase BBS
  • An intelligent man who doesn’t think has no advantage over a fool.
    • Homebase BBS
  • Pure and simple truths are uncommon.
    • Homebase BBS.
  • It’s easy to give advice if you don’t have to pay the consequences.
    • Homebase BBS.
  • If you think money is valueless, ask someone for a loan.
    • Homebase BBS
  • Self deception is a hypnotic pleasure.
    • Homebase BBS.
  • He looks too old to know everything.
    • Homebase BBS

Proposed McAfee Quotes moved from Wikiquote:Requested entries[edit]

Note: these are all proposed to be from "Into the Heart of Truth":

  • History is sympathetic to its authors.
  • If you own the facts, you may distort them as you like.
  • It’s easy to give advice if you don’t have to pay the consequences.
  • If the majority holds something of value, you can be certain it has none.
  • Opinions need a willing ear.
  • Imagination weakens the eyes.
  • Popular works are unreadable, great works are unread.
  • A good example is more irritating than a bad one.
  • Trivialities have become our necessities.
  • I prefer people with simple vices, and harmless virtues.
  • There’s no time for a person’s real life.
  • Ignorance and confidence are constant companions.
  • Everyone hopes for old age. No-one wants to be old.
  • Hope is paltry food for living.
  • If you have the winning cards, why cheat?
  • Pure and simple truths are uncommon.
  • An intelligent man who doesn’t think has no advantage over a fool.
  • If you think money is valueless, ask someone for a loan.
  • Righteous motives will lead to a stupid act.
  • Appearances overcome substance.
  • The world was here first. It doesn’t owe you a thing.
  • Great lies are often true
  • History is full of extraordinary events, some of which may actually have happened.
  • We admire ourselves in proportion to our disdain of others.
  • Fear is a certain shield against temptation.
  • If you want to infuriate someone, forgive them.
  • Self portraits are the only portraits painted with passion.
  • He is too old to know everything.
  • Self deception is a hypnotic pleasure.
  • Selfishness isn’t doing what you want, but demanding that others do what you want.
  • Temptation is irresistible.
    • -- This last one is actually a corruption of Oscar Wilde's "I can resist everything but temptation."