The Efficient Action Hypothesis: If it were worth doing, someone would have done it already.
The Principles of Practical Politics
1. Gain power
2. Keep power
3. Whatever you think your political principles are
How he kills himself says a lot about a man.
The discovery that only bad people do bad things has greatly simplified the administration of justice, making it a simple matter of determining who the bad people are.
No one inveighs so strictly against ad hominem as degenerate liars.
Meritocracy replaces aristocracy with bureaucracy.
If hope lay in the proles, there would be no hope, but it lies in the intellectuals, and there is no hope.
Those who think they are the future can’t tell you half as much about it as those who know they are the past.
Feelings of inferiority are usually benign and amply justified; it’s feelings of superiority that are the menace.
Many modern ills trace to the fateful decision to teach stupid people how to read.