History, for the progressive, is a bottomless source of self-regard. He reads of past men and past deeds, and thinks, “If only they were more like us!”
We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don’t blow them, who will?
Conversation gets especially high praise from people who never shut up.
No one who thinks of himself as open-minded can be persuaded otherwise.
Misunderstood, adj. Understood entirely too well.
The Fundamental Law of Psychology: The more objectionable the finding, the likelier it is to be replicated.
The more you believe in the moral worth of your cause, the more willing you are to commit dubious deeds in its behalf; and perfect righteousness implies complete fluidity.
We can be sure, when we are told that all interpretation is biased, that an egregiously biased interpretation will shortly follow.
Those who profess indifference to what others think ought to advertise it less.
You can never teach a man to love his neighbor as himself, but with a little effort you can teach him to hate himself every bit as much as his neighbor.
We know, and judge, ourselves by what we intend and mean; others, by what they do and say.