High civilizations are lost not in battle but by forfeit.
Any man who masters the practice of a discipline will be told that he does not understand its theory.
Every established bad practice relies on a vivid and convincing precedent; it has always worked, at least once.
Being right twice a day makes a stopped clock useless: it can’t be depended on even for the wrong time.
By learning our own thoughts and feelings we have made ourselves only partly miserable; by learning everyone else’s we will finish the job.
Write briefly, and risk being misunderstood; or write at length, and assure it.
Today a man removes his headphones where once he doffed his hat.
Covers are to judge books by.
Only atheists take the Bible literally.
The best disguise for a dunce is as an intellectual.