Knaves suffer fools gladly.
What matters is not the size of the lie but its endless repetition: we imagine a big lie is easier to swallow because there is no point in wasting the propaganda apparatus on a small one.
If you are stupid, you think your political opponents are evil, and if you are evil, you think they are stupid.
The best recipient for your advice, your former self, is unfortunately in no position to take it.
Written history is mostly war, and the surest way to be remembered is to start one.
If only I could have school over again, to leave sooner and do worse.
Commiseration, n. The feeling of relief that there are some problems you don’t have.
It’s good luck to attribute one’s success to good luck.
Whiggism implies boundless optimism about the future, and, less often noted, boundless contempt for the past.
A savage can be a proper host: it takes civilization to be a proper guest.