No matter how the world appears to be improving, it always feels like it’s falling apart.
You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
Every group exists by discriminating, and every campaign against its discrimination is a campaign against the group.
All Canadians are experts on American politics in the way all childless people, who experience children mostly as squalling public nuisances, are experts on child-rearing.
Many a reputation has been made by dying at just the right time.
At high stakes one must forget them.
At every public lecture the audience, no matter how small, includes at least one member who doesn’t have a question, exactly, more like a comment.
Few men improve upon closer acquaintance, and none indefinitely.
There may never be a cure for every disease, but there will soon be a disease for every cure.
Everything you hear about polite company seems calculated to drive you into the arms of the impolite.
Science is like the best athlete in gym class — nobody really likes him, but everybody wants him on his team.