What do we know of signaling that La Rochefoucauld did not?
We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don’t blow them, who will?
You get to know someone, and learn to like him. Then you discover he holds opinions you find noxious, and you say, “I never knew he was like that.” He isn’t. He’s the same man you knew before he had opinions.
The idiocy of the press is limited only by the number of favorable reviews it gives your book.
People’s confidence in their own judgment and discernment is the one commodity that should always be sold short.
What is called listening usually resembles Scrabble; you look for a hook to hang your own words on.
Don’t follow the money — there’s too much of it around. Follow the status. Of that there can never be enough.
No man accounts for his failures without resort to misfortune or injustice, and when they do not exist, he invents them.
You’re right. Now what?
Official authorities wonder endlessly why they are reviled and distrusted without ever arriving at the notion that they may be vile and untrustworthy.
Improvement rarely begins in reflection on how wonderful you already are.