Universal literacy guarantees an imbecile press.
It is easy to mistake the destruction of one’s world-view for the destruction of the world.
Not so long ago people were enslaved by other than comfort, choice, and convenience.
To become a god, first stay out of sight.
Actual tyrannies require courage to oppose.
It would have occurred to approximately no one in history to ask if what he was doing made him happy.
Influential books usually have a few readers, who usually have a great many.
There’s no harm in opinions, as long as you don’t believe them.
A class of failed disciplines — psychiatry, education, macroeconomics — unable to raise the mean, lower the variance and declare victory.
If policy simply achieved its ends, a new outlet would have to be found for the ingenuity expended in its defense.