Checks and balances and the separation of powers, the supposed bedrock principles of American government, contradict each other directly.
Photographs do not steal your soul, only your memories.
How quickly we recover from being stunned into silence.
It’s a dog-eat-dog world, unless the dogs happen to belong to the same professional guild.
Knowledge is to have a hammer; wisdom is to recognize what’s not a nail.
That the many knowledgeable and intelligent people who disagree with you are deluded is the most common delusion of all.
For himself a man will go only so far. To stop at nothing, discard every scruple, he must be convinced that he will make a better world.
Most buts should be ands.
We would do better to speak of gaps in our ignorance.
Liberality is exactly like liberalism, except with your own money.