The revolutionary is nostalgic for the future.
Our idea that beliefs, in themselves, can make one virtuous — what is it but grace by faith?
Ideology, n. A system of belief that leads to frumpiness.
What is provably false is generally trivial.
Say what you like about our form of government, it beats democracy.
Philosophy is so well-trod that there is scarcely room for a new mistake.
We will tolerate anything but inconvenience.
Law is keeping order: justice is keeping score.
We are apt to disagree with whatever does not provide an occasion to congratulate ourselves.
To deify the state has a certain logic; for the state is compulsion and coercion, and these, too, are God’s usual means.