Jan 072013
 

The least forgiving pedant is the kindergartener in possession of a new fact.

Jan 042013
 

The successful liar is never forgiven for showing us how tawdry the stories are in which we are eager to believe.

Jan 032013
 

The magic of compound interest, natural selection, and many other misunderstood phenomena is the simple algorithm, iterated indefinitely.

Jan 022013
 

The historian imagines leaders who move nations by themselves, as the physicist imagines spherical cows of uniform density.

Jan 012013
 

Legality is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Dec 272012
 

In hell you are forced to reread continuously all the books you loved when you were twenty.

Dec 262012
 

The more hands your opinions have passed through, the more likely you are to regard them as your own.

Dec 252012
 

We call past ages unhappy with no better warrant than that we suppose we would have been unhappy in them.