Professional sports, though unpleasant, substitute for things even less pleasant.
When I’m serious I’m partly joking, and when I’m joking I’m entirely serious.
Love has done nothing to stop wars, but marriage has prevented quite a few.
The triumph of physics has poisoned many disciplines, including physics.
A book that ossifies at exactly the same rate as its readers becomes a beloved contemporary classic.
In politics you can be right as long as you don’t care if you win, or win as long as you don’t care if you’re right.
The weak often want to be thought wicked, but the wicked never want to be thought weak.
Books can also change lives for the worse.
If progress is marching, it must be drunk.
Imitation is the most sincere, but parody is the most flattering.