The mark of envy is not harsh criticism, but tepid praise.
To a quite unwreckable Lie,
To a most impeccable Lie!
To a water-tight, fire-proof, angle-iron, sunk-hinge, time-lock, steel-faced Lie!
Not a private hansom Lie,
But a pair-and-brougham Lie,
Not a little-place-at-Tooting, but a country-house-with-shooting
And a ring-fence-deer-park Lie.
To discover the most appalling ignorance of science one need only canvass its most vociferous defenders.
It is odd that there is so much talk of genius, when geniuses deny that it exists, and the rest of us wouldn’t know.
No one thinks to correct hypocrisy by aligning his beliefs with his actions.
Now we celebrate human diversity, having spent the last few millennia obliterating it.
Man is the only animal that cheats at solitaire.
The unhappy man has the recompense of not being told that his unhappiness is a delusion.
The ideal tool for avoiding communication is language.
To catch one lie is to see one cockroach.
When people say that you’re consistent they mean that you’re deranged.