Everything – Page 10 – A book of aphorisms
Jul 222021
 

One never sees extremely powerful men decide, in midlife, that they have accumulated enough power, and devote the rest of their years to giving it away.

Jul 212021
 

The ideal aristocrat resembles the dogs of which he is so fond — steadfast, loyal, wedded to tradition, and just a bit thick.

Jul 202021
 

Ants can be deterred from crossing a boundary by outlining it with chalk: this is respectable opinion. On ants it works only for a while.

Jul 192021
 

There exists in all men a thirst for the hunt, for predator stalking prey inexorably until it is caught and torn to shreds, that only reading Jane Austen can slake.

Jul 162021
 

There ought to be a small but discernible difference between your favorites and what you think best: a large difference is snobbery, and no difference is also snobbery, of an opposite kind.

Jul 152021
 

One pays moderately for the item and immoderately to keep others from having it.

Jul 142021
 

The worst disaster in the movies is to find a bag of money.

Jul 132021
 

We object to negative emotions instead of unsuitable ones.