The to-read list is a stack, not a queue.
Humor used to be funny.
The tragedy of human intercourse is that people’s two grand passions — their own health and their own children — interest no one else.
Halving your actual possessions doubles your effective ones.
There are perfect works of art, and great works of art, but no great work of art is perfect.
The best one can ever say for a policy is that it has not been obviously ruinous.
The unhappy man has the recompense of not being told that his unhappiness is a delusion.
Three qualities distinguish phony erudition: it’s all recent, it’s all humanities, and it’s all in one language.
Age has its privileges, like picking up the check.
The ideal tool for avoiding communication is language.