It’s surface all the way down.
The idealist wants extra credit for the wrong answer.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win, and then they block you.
“Kill ’em all and let God sort ’em out” would be a fine description of communism except that it is atheistic, and thus the dead go unsorted.
High civilizations are lost not in battle but by forfeit.
Any man who masters the practice of a discipline will be told that he does not understand its theory.
Every established bad practice relies on a vivid and convincing precedent; it has always worked, at least once.
Being right twice a day makes a stopped clock useless: it can’t be depended on even for the wrong time.
By learning our own thoughts and feelings we have made ourselves only partly miserable; by learning everyone else’s we will finish the job.
Write briefly, and risk being misunderstood; or write at length, and assure it.