Everything – A book of aphorisms
Nov 242022
 

One flesh, in many marriages, is no mere metaphor: the vitality of husband and wife mix, and one waxes as the other wanes.

Nov 232022
 

We have laws against private usury, yet where are the laws against public uxory?

Nov 222022
 

Youth is a terrible thing not to waste.

Nov 182022
 

Certain villains achieve martyrdom by the peculiar luck of being murdered by men still more villainous.

Nov 172022
 

Anyone who writes enough can be rendered an idiot, or a genius, by the simple expedient of direct quotation.

Nov 162022
 

We are pleased when the serious man clowns, dismayed when the clown turns serious.

Nov 152022
 

To lie, cheat, and steal may be optimally adaptive, provided one maintains a reputation for never lying, cheating, or stealing.

Nov 142022
 

Ability without ambition is tragedy: ambition without ability is farce.