If you must be the victim of a grotesque law or policy, be first, or photogenic, and it may pay you back in fame. The rest go unnoticed.
To rebut the charge of being a weenie is to be a weenie.
Never write a bad review until the book has received too many good ones.
I support Don’t ask, don’t tell, but for all of human intercourse.
Depth is the desire not to be judged on the surface.
A civilized man will sometimes go native; but a native, except under extraordinary duress, will never go civilized.
The philosopher, who needs to remember what he knows, forgets; and the historian, who needs to forget, remembers.
The law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, and this, precisely, is the source of its majesty.
Secret police at all times and places have been delighted by the size and enthusiasm of their volunteer auxiliaries.
There are two reasons to be optimistic about children: parents don’t affect them much, and neither does school.