It is difficult to write even ten words without wasting one.
Reading old books leavens our fashionable prejudices with a few unfashionable ones.
Most of what passes for deep thought today can be traced to some misunderstanding of Darwin, Einstein, Heisenberg, or Gödel.
Candor is honesty’s poor relation.
Americans take no interest in education but are obsessed with schooling.
Unbending virtue dies on the page. Bores, prigs, hypocrites, blowhards, martinets — these are the glories of world literature.
Restaurants fail more frequently than gas stations because no one dreams of quitting his corporate job to open a gas station.
If the object of desire is rich, we call it gold-digging; if handsome, lust; if clever, fascination; and if he has no discernible appeal, we call it love.
The modern mind will countenance any explanation for what you say except that you believe it.
The incorruptible politician merely prefers power to money.