The great problem in political science is how to persuade the people to elect a government of which the theorist approves.
Defang a book by putting it on the syllabus, a painting by putting it in a museum, and a radical by putting him in the ministry.
We are more like our contemporaries than we imagine, and less like our ancestors.
Expertise makes one peremptory, but peremptoriness does not make one expert.
The wise are all alike, but every fool is foolish in his own way.
If it has never crossed your mind that you might be stupid, you are.
The polite conversationalist, when interrupted by a monologue, smiles, and waits his turn, before resuming his own.
We talk not to say something, but to show something.
The American upper middle class has largely given up sex and alcohol in favor of litigation and insurance fraud.
It hurts less to give up the luxury than the idea that you can afford it.