Dec 042018
 

It’s good luck to attribute one’s success to good luck.

Dec 032018
 

Whiggism implies boundless optimism about the future, and, less often noted, boundless contempt for the past.

Nov 302018
 

A savage can be a proper host: it takes civilization to be a proper guest.

Nov 292018
 

Fame is to be known for one thing: to essay more than one is to court obscurity again.

Nov 282018
 

Humanity, n.   Quality or condition of being human; lowest common denominator.

Nov 272018
 

The solitary man affronts, preferring his own company to yours.

Nov 262018
 

Inside every thin man is a fat man struggling to get out.

Nov 232018
 

The talent to be memorable carries the obligation to be wise.

Nov 222018
 

One praises style when there is nothing else to praise.

Nov 212018
 

To the befuddled I recommend a serene air of quiet dignity.