To be wrongfully accused of an illness is far more serious than to be wrongfully accused of a crime.
Writing is irresponsible, and aphorism is the most irresponsible form of writing.
There are no murders of great civilizations — only suicides.
The end does not justify the means: it is the means.
Not everything is as dumb as it looks, but that’s the way to bet.
To win at politics requires commitment, and the committed party is the one to whose constituents politics offers the only chance of advancement.
Truth or meaning: Choose one.
Teaching everyone to read leaves the difficulty of supplying vast amounts of reading matter suitable for everyone.
That there is nothing new under the sun is possibly the oldest argument under the sun.
Rich societies produce leisure sufficient for folly, and democratic societies make this everybody’s problem.