Nov 282012
 

Civilization is the set of conditions that make it possible to delay gratification indefinitely.

Nov 272012
 

Asking a native to recommend a translation is like asking a local to recommend a hotel.

Nov 222012
 

The provocateur is the most fortunate of men: he receives all credit for his wisdom and no blame for his folly.

Nov 212012
 

It speaks well for money that people say it can’t buy everything.

Nov 202012
 

Ask if you do your job well, but first ask if it ought to be done at all.

Nov 192012
 

All agree that memory is fugitive, but few draw the necessary conclusion about identity.

Nov 162012
 

Indolence wears many subtle disguises; sometimes it appears as fastidious disgust for the second-rate.

Nov 152012
 

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” would be a more telling argument if everything were not, in fact, broke.