You can never teach a man to love his neighbor as himself, but with a little effort you can teach him to hate himself every bit as much as his neighbor.
We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don’t blow them, who will?
We know, and judge, ourselves by what we intend and mean; others, by what they do and say.
The idealist wants extra credit for the wrong answer.
The best disguise for a dunce is as an intellectual.
I am reasoned with.
You are persuaded.
He is manipulated.
To imagine not knowing what we know is the indispensable habit of the historian; its opposite is easier to master.
The minor vices we all recognize and deplore; the major ones pass for virtues.
The pleasure in having people admire your work lasts until you see what else they like.
No prejudice is worth having unless one regards it, at least privately, as a mature, objective judgment.
The argument is for feeling good about the invective, and the invective is for feeling good about oneself.