Everything – A book of aphorisms
Sep 172021
 

We punish speech because we have yet to devise an effective way to punish thought.

Sep 162021
 

We have reached the point in the history of the West where improvements in small things can no longer mask declines in large ones.

Sep 152021
 

Love-conquers-all is the dullest story in the world. In most of the interesting stories love conquers nothing whatever.

Sep 102021
 

To choose a side of history is to excuse implicitly the atrocities committed in its name.

Sep 092021
 

The modern corporation has turned business — a glamorous pursuit, full of intrigue, danger, and deceit — into bureaucratic drudgery. This is its unpardonable sin.

Sep 082021
 

When there are two opposed opinions, each widely held, the truth generally lies on a large ellipse with those two points as the foci.

Sep 062021
 

Evil is the officer corps in the army of stupid.