To have prophesied the disaster is a great consolation in its event.
You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
The imposing edifice of accepted opinion is surrounded by a narrow, rather weedy patch of lawn: this is acceptable opinion. It is barely visible from a distance and will soon vanish altogether.
Under the skin we are not alike at all, and if we understood each other better would quarrel more.
How many geniuses there are, yet how few who can understand them!
It is not always easy to spot a rotter, but “middle-class” as an insult is an infallible sign.
The man who mocks what we hold dear we call a cynic, though he may hold dear what we mock.
The purpose of “inclusive” language is to exclude whoever refuses or cannot be bothered to use it.
There is no gait that a dog breed does not exemplify. Setters stalk, dachshunds scurry, Labradors amble, German shepherds skulk, terriers march.
I’m no misanthrope. Some of my best friends are people.
Superlatives have driven out comparatives, as bad money drives out good.