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Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
—Bagehot

Apr 222020
 

Competence dwarfs all other virtues, and nearly every moral system ever devised aims first at disguising that fact.

Feb 252020
 

Many academic fields are barren, most because there are no truths to discover, not a few because the practitioners are too dull to discover them.

Feb 142020
 

One may judge the esteem in which informants are held by comparing whistle-blower, on the one hand, with rat, nark, squealer, tattle-tale, stool-pigeon, fink, canary, and snitch, on the other.

Jan 302020
 

There are people who ask strangers and bare acquaintances impertinent questions as if they were entitled to an answer. Sometimes they turn professional, and become journalists.

Jan 222020
 

The critic’s indispensable service is not to praise greatness, which makes its own way in the world, but to refrain from praising mediocrity, which requires his assistance.