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.
We can all be replaced, and we all are.
You stir up a lot of sunken knowledge when you reorganize your library.
It is a sort of blessing, if you have no talent, to have no taste.