Aug 152017
 

Great achievements do not excuse private vice, or justify it — they simply overwhelm it.

Aug 142017
 

Everyone is conservative about what he understands, and ought to be about what he does not.

Aug 112017
 

It is possible to win an argument, if you’re willing to forgo the awards ceremony.

Aug 102017
 

To be in love with love is an affliction; yet to hate it is more common, and more serious.

Aug 092017
 

To take a bribe and deliver nothing in return makes one no less corrupt, only less reliable.

Aug 082017
 

We speak with awe of ruling the world, as the supreme attainment; but the world has had many rulers, on the whole a sorry lot.

Aug 072017
 

Humans have improved modestly in acquiring knowledge but vastly in transmitting it.

Aug 042017
 

We perpetuate ourselves with art and offspring; but art has less alloy and may last longer.

Aug 032017
 

Almost always it is action that issues in conviction; the reverse is so rare that we never fail to mark it.

Aug 022017
 

Whatever I’ve believed with passionate intensity has been wrong.