Jun 072017

The meek shall inherit the earth when the bold are through with it.

Jun 052017

The list of people who achieve posthumous fame after a lifetime of obscurity is short, and will not include you.

Jun 012017

We immediately recognize excess precision as a sign of lying, except in a statistic.

May 312017

It is one short step from explaining everything to defending anything.

May 302017

When one hears that a public figure hates journalists, it may be true; but what will be certain is that journalists hate him.

May 292017

A serious person first marks how little need be taken seriously.

May 262017

The commercial and avant-garde hacks enslave themselves equally to their audience — one to confirm its expectations, one to frustrate them.

May 252017

No man is great enough to do without his place and time.