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.