Apr 062018
 

Good manners consists in asking quiet people why they won’t talk and not asking noisy ones why they won’t shut up.

Apr 052018
 

It was a distinctively contemporary utopia, a world in which one was never contradicted.

Apr 042018
 

Journalists, Kraus said, are writers who do not understand their subject — for which their remedy is to read each other assiduously.

Apr 032018
 

Successful pedagogy requires the right students; successful governance, the right populace.

Apr 022018
 

No one wants more common sense: most think they have a full measure; a few that they have a finer, uncommon sense to make up for its lack.

Mar 302018
 

The modern tragedy is that the procedures that revolutionized science happen to be disastrous when applied anywhere else.

Mar 292018
 

The twin tragedies of pedagogy: talent without application, and application without talent.

Mar 282018
 

The cure for any political ideology is to be governed by it for a while.

Mar 272018
 

There is nothing too profound for the right interpreter to grind into banality.

Mar 262018
 

It is because we always begin with the conclusion that we ever get anywhere.