As I interpret Genesis, the original sin is ennui.
Whatever is unnecessary is pernicious.
It is a peculiar hell, this world in which everyone is always ready for his close-up.
Science progresses by funeral, engineering by disaster.
Read to remember, write to forget.
The great problem in political science is how to persuade the people to elect a government of which the theorist approves.
Defang a book by putting it on the syllabus, a painting by putting it in a museum, and a radical by putting him in the ministry.
We are more like our contemporaries than we imagine, and less like our ancestors.
Expertise makes one peremptory, but peremptoriness does not make one expert.
The wise are all alike, but every fool is foolish in his own way.