Thinking, like plumbing, is something we rarely do for ourselves; but no one imagines that he does his own plumbing.
Many supposed gold-diggers are digging not for gold but for the capacities that amassed it.
It requires only belief in a few fashionable ideas to make the world a place of endless wonder and constant surprise.
First we were killed by nature, then by rulers, and finally we resorted to killing ourselves.
It is frequently remarked that IQ tests measure your ability to perform well on IQ tests; the same could be said, more accurately, of school.
If your thoughts seem banal to you, it may be because you have lived with them for a long time and grown used to them, or it may be because they are.
Democracy encourages would-be rulers to act like the people in an abject effort to gain the power to act for them.
Once it was fashionable to be fat, to show that you got enough to eat; and then it became fashionable to be thin, to distinguish yourself from the ostentatiously fat. This is the complete history of taste.
All hobbyists, but especially political aficionados, secretly regard lack of enthusiasm for their avocation as a moral failing.
Monotheism dies that monism may live.