No one thinks to correct hypocrisy by aligning his beliefs with his actions.
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.
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.
When I’m serious I’m partly joking, and when I’m joking I’m entirely serious.
The weak often want to be thought wicked, but the wicked never want to be thought weak.
The man who undertakes to rid himself of his illusions and biases can end up like an old painting, improperly cleaned.