Behind every wise child are several foolish adults.
Wives who could have married better tend to be lenient with their husbands; the vicious shrews are the ones who couldn’t have.
After an act of intellectual malpractice so egregious that nothing can excuse it, there is only one thing to say: “My point still stands.”
Men rally most readily for what can be immediately done and never undone — a rescue, say, or a lynching.
Universal literacy guarantees an imbecile press.
It is easy to mistake the destruction of one’s world-view for the destruction of the world.
Not so long ago people were enslaved by other than comfort, choice, and convenience.
To become a god, first stay out of sight.
Actual tyrannies require courage to oppose.
It would have occurred to approximately no one in history to ask if what he was doing made him happy.