People’s confidence in their own judgment and discernment is the one commodity that should always be sold short.
We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don’t blow them, who will?
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.
Things were so much better when you were.
That warm, fuzzy feeling when you know you have done right? Nothing is to be trusted less.
The fundamental human need, once the physical have been met, is to look good.