Apr 152013
 

Bad to take obscurity for profundity: worse to take clarity for shallowness.

Apr 122013
 

Beautiful women become bored with hearing that they are beautiful because it is the only truth they are ever told.

Apr 112013
 

No one hates or envies insincerely.

Apr 082013
 

Profundities are often equivocations — trivially true in one sense, obviously false in another, and deep and subtle only if you do not choose.

Apr 052013
 

The superstitions of a culture are easily discerned: they are the matters on which everyone agrees.

Apr 042013
 

We remember what we believe, and believe what we remember.

Apr 032013
 

In fiction murderers and thieves often elicit the reader’s sympathy and understanding; snobs and ingrates elicit only his contempt.