Why does Hollywood hate capitalism? You would too, if you thought it looked like Hollywood.
The true problem of evil is not arid and theological, but urgent and practical: malice, or stupidity?
Relativism is less a philosophy than an excuse.
Announcing that you will not be silenced should be legal grounds for doing so.
So the last shall be told that they are first, and the first that they are last: for many be hectored, but few persuaded.
You can stay in a huff forever, but not the same huff.
Many people I like aren’t my friends, and some of my friends I don’t much like.
To imagine not knowing what we know is the indispensable habit of the historian; its opposite is easier to master.
We begin to enjoy being called boys and girls when we know that we no longer are.
The minor vices we all recognize and deplore; the major ones pass for virtues.