Mar 222019
 

To be wrongfully accused of an illness is far more serious than to be wrongfully accused of a crime.

Mar 212019
 

Writing is irresponsible, and aphorism is the most irresponsible form of writing.

Mar 202019
 

There are no murders of great civilizations — only suicides.

Mar 192019
 

The end does not justify the means: it is the means.

Mar 182019
 

Not everything is as dumb as it looks, but that’s the way to bet.

Mar 152019
 

To win at politics requires commitment, and the committed party is the one to whose constituents politics offers the only chance of advancement.

Mar 132019
 

Teaching everyone to read leaves the difficulty of supplying vast amounts of reading matter suitable for everyone.

Mar 122019
 

That there is nothing new under the sun is possibly the oldest argument under the sun.

Mar 112019
 

Rich societies produce leisure sufficient for folly, and democratic societies make this everybody’s problem.