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.

May 242017
 

Your detractors may be bigots or misanthropes — or worse, they may despise you for who you really are.

May 232017
 

I hope not to run dry
Too long before I die.

May 222017
 

Many errors can be corrected with five minutes of internet research. Unfortunately none of them are worth correcting.