There can be no return to prosperity while the government (of Ontario) believes that taking money from the people who have earned it and giving it away to the people who haven't, in exchange for their votes and regardless of merit, is the essence of fairness.— Conrad Black
The most seductive Conrad Black quotes that will activate your desire to change
Greed has been severely underestimated and denigrated - unfairly so, in my opinion.
A quest for knowledge is not a war with faith;
spirituality is not usually an infelicitous amalgam of superstition and philistinism; and moral relativism, taken outside midfield, leads inexorably both to heresy and to secular wickedness, which are often identical.
I do not at all have the mind of a bully.
.. in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me.
I made 50 million bucks yesterday. That's a flameout I could get used to.
The U.S. prosecution service is eating at the soul of the American republic. It is an absolute danger to everyone.
The balance between faith and reason is for the determination of each individual, and of the people as a whole, not of unauthorized government officials uttering impious humbug as they arbitrarily try to define that balance.
The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated.
The destructive fixation of the envious English-Canadian mind requires that the highest, happiest most agile flyers be laid low. [It is] a sadistic desire corroded by soul-destroying envy, to intimidate all those who might aspire to anything the slightest exceptional.
Perhaps the gravest under-publicized atrocity in the world is the persecution of Christians.
I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy.
[Canada's social welfare system is] an overgenerous reinsurance policy for an underachieving people.
We're going to try and recruit the very best people we can and produce the best papers we can, and publish them to the highest standards we can .
I don't have any shame.
I always keep a firewall between my own travails and my perception of public-policy issues; otherwise I would retain no credibility as a commentator.
It is galling to see such mendacious hypocrites as Kennedy and Biden at the Senate Judiciary Committee sitting in judgment on distinguished jurists.
For decades, I have been a militant anti-declinist in terms of America's place in the world.
Maximising my wealth was never my chief thing.
I am a passport-carrying citizen of the E.U.
Since biblical times, and probably before, the wealthy have been envied and condemned.
Like all fads, corporate governance has its zealots.
Rupert Murdoch is probably the most successful media proprietor and operator in history.
While few judges or prosecutors would be afraid to exercise their perfectly legitimate discretion in favour of an ordinary man, not to mention a minority group member, most would be terrified to exercise the same discretion for someone politically, financially or socially powerful.
I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars.
Terrorists cannot threaten the survival of a great nation.
Economics is half psychology and half Grade Three arithmetic, and the U.
S. does not now have either half right.
The bedraggled warhorse of American blowhardism.
Guerrilla wars, and even more so terrorist assaults, are conducted only by forces with insufficient strength to carry out a real war.
Although his personality is generally quite agreeable, Mr Murdoch has no loyalty to anyone or anything except his company.
I am proud of being in a U.S. federal prison and surviving it.
There is not one shred of evidence that the Internet has had any downward influence on North American or European newspaper circulation.