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.
The truth is sometimes plausible, the lie always is.
Doing badly in school is your best chance to come through it unscathed.
Every quirk a syndrome, every aversion an allergy, every fear a phobia.
If you separate Church and State, the State becomes the Church.
Behind every wise child are several foolish adults.
Wives who could have married better tend to be lenient with their husbands; the vicious shrews are the ones who couldn’t have.
After an act of intellectual malpractice so egregious that nothing can excuse it, there is only one thing to say: “My point still stands.”
Men rally most readily for what can be immediately done and never undone — a rescue, say, or a lynching.