Most of us have finally learned to stop glamorizing poverty; now if we could only learn to stop glamorizing wealth.
The mark of the journalist is to confuse truth with accuracy.
To speak for those who cannot speak for themselves is impossible and impertinent.
That anything is good should always be a surprise.
Having forgotten how to ask after truth, we ask after sincerity.
Crime committed on a large enough scale ceases to be criminal. It becomes business as usual, or Realpolitik, or statesmanship.
We generally adopt a new opinion by persuading ourselves that we have always held it.
Reputations are made, and unmade, but never remade.
Major vices are too alien and fascinating to earn our unalloyed contempt; we reserve that for minor ones.
An idea both novel and interesting is almost surely wrong.