Dec 192017
 

Whatever the fanatic permits himself is a duty: whatever he denies himself is a crime.

Dec 182017
 

The consolation prize for being out of power is unswerving commitment to timeless civic principles.

Dec 152017
 

Persistent detractors are a mark of distinction, as everyone discovers when he acquires them.

Dec 142017
 

The conservative is a degenerate reactionary who, unable to decide where to set the clock, defaults to now.

Dec 132017
 

Never read your old writing. It will displease you, or worse, please you.

Dec 122017
 

A professor is, quite literally, someone who does not draw the conclusions from his own premises.

Dec 112017
 

A belief no fact can sink no fact can float.

Dec 082017
 

The aphorist strives for the shock of recognition, the moment it dawns on the reader that, yes, that is just what other people are like.

Dec 072017
 

The good cause that leads to bad outcomes may not be all that good a cause.

Dec 062017
 

A very few rigorous social processes — scientific method, trial by jury — converge on truth reliably. Argument is not among them.