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.
Fame is to be known for one thing: to essay more than one is to court obscurity again.
Humanity, n. Quality or condition of being human; lowest common denominator.
The solitary man affronts, preferring his own company to yours.
Inside every thin man is a fat man struggling to get out.
The talent to be memorable carries the obligation to be wise.
One praises style when there is nothing else to praise.