Civilizations are created from the middle out and destroyed from the top down.
Sarcasm is the lowest form of esotericism.
To the horrors of war every soldier becomes inured; it is the petty harassments and nagging discomforts of war that dispirit and defeat him.
To embrace the small truth in the views directly opposed to yours is the shortest route to more correctness, and the least often taken.
In order that our boys shall not have died in vain, a great many of our boys die in vain.
They make an inner desert and they call it inner peace.
We call ideas pretty when we think they are false, and ugly when we do not care if they are true.
Discipline, n. A field of study in which little discipline is exhibited.
If orchestral performances were movies, the instrumentalists would be celebrated, the conductor credited, and the composer unmentioned.
You can’t tell a man what he doesn’t know he doesn’t know.