Oct 172012
 

The more unusual the topic, the more conventional the thought it inspires.

Oct 162012
 

It is impossible to cultivate talent without persistence, but common to persist without talent.

Oct 152012
 

Marry a beautiful woman to be envied, a clever woman to be fascinated, and a thrifty woman to be happy.

Oct 122012
 

The impeccably credentialed are always loyal to the reigning order.

Oct 112012
 

When reading fiction, ask which of the villains you resemble.

Oct 102012
 

Mute inglorious Miltons, flowers born to blush unseen and waste their sweetness on the desert air, are extinct, and I miss them.

Oct 092012
 

Men form alliances first not to be stolen from, and then to steal.

Oct 082012
 

One reads so as not to believe everything one reads.