You say you could never be bored or unhappy with some other person’s life, and yet how different it would be, if it were yours.
I can skip the one book I must read if I read only one book this year, having read more than one book this year.
The novel often triumphs as a lived experience and always fails as a recollected one.
The thirst for equality can be slaked only by the acquisition of superiority.
Mediocrities persist in treating geniuses as different. In fact they are only better, which is far more insulting.
You never violate your principles: you only discover that they are not what you thought they were.
When a philosopher says that you have denied the metaphysical nature of something he means that you have explained it.
Less likely that it is complicated than that you are simple.
Parents, and governments, pursue order, not justice.
Stupid people, inconveniently, are often right.