Everything – Page 100 – A book of aphorisms
Jul 202017

The likelihood that a new scientific finding is true varies inversely with your desire to talk about it at parties.

Jul 192017

Where others regard us as of no use, we fancy ourselves despised.

Jul 182017

Men want most to be useful, but will settle, if thwarted, for destructive.

Jul 172017

Power reveals; and absolute power reveals absolutely.

Jul 142017

Having got this world for free, we expect to pay dearly for the next.

Jul 132017

Everyone says what he would never do, and no one knows it.

Jul 122017

Flawlessness is a trivial quality in a work of art.

Jul 112017

Most write to make themselves heard; I write to shut others up.

Jul 102017

Fiction is more confining than history, for fiction must be plausible, while history need only be real.

Jul 072017

Problem, n.  In mathematics: A problem. In social science: A state of affairs with which one is unhappy.