You can smoke all you like in the movies, but you can’t cough without dying.
In a democratic age manners and mores spread from top to bottom, then from bottom back to top.
The ordinary idea of goodness is so passive that it lacks its own verb: one sins, but never saints.
Behind the insult “calculating” a whole moral history of humanity lies hidden.
No one seeks power with a song in his heart.
A man will reveal the most intimate details of his sex life before he will show you his tax return.
A picture lies better than a thousand words.
Men who have faced death without fear quail at the prospect of a black mark on their credit report.
Intellectuals are hostile to businessmen chiefly because the public prefers what the businessmen are selling.
The more you have, the more you need.