Best Quotes by Irving Layton (Top 10)

  1. Since I no longer expect anything from mankind except madness, meanness, and mendacity; egotism, cowardice, and self-delusion, I have stopped being a misanthrope.
  2. When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
  3. Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante's scheme, Limbo is to Hell.
  4. We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love
  5. I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats
  6. Idealist: a cynic in the making.
  7. An aphorism should be like a burr: sting, ... and leave a little soreness....
  8. God is indeed dead. He died of self-horror when He saw the creature He had made in His own image.
  9. In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination.
  10. My neighbor doesn't want to be loved as much as he wants to be envied.

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