Of all the lies taught in school, the most vicious is that one ought to perform boring tasks diligently.
Good work does not make its own way in the world.
From mass literacy the last couple of centuries follow more or less ineluctably.
By infecting others the writer cures himself.
People who do not say what they mean usually do not know what they mean.
Punishment deters best when regarded as expiation.
It is so much easier not to be wrong than to be right.
No government strong enough to provide liberty is weak enough to preserve it.
In the most intractable arguments, one party regards as a question of degree what the other regards as one of kind.
The critique is usually pertinent, the positive program disastrous.