Everything – Page 108 – A book of aphorisms
Nov 262019

When you destroy a large tribe you produce a lot of smaller ones.

Nov 252019

People will swallow just about any story. Only when it’s not a story do we refuse to swallow it.

Nov 222019

It is to what we now call manic phases that we owe a great part of the imperishable works of human civilization.

Nov 212019

It is a mild defect of computers that they imitate humans imperfectly, and a grave defect of humans that they cannot imitate computers at all.

Nov 202019

The cure for being in thrall to one bad idea, the reasonable moderate constantly assures us, is to be in thrall to several.

Nov 192019

The nostalgia is not for poverty but for the social bonds that poverty demands and cements.

Nov 182019

It would not be possible for school to make us as stupid as it does without our native gifts.

Nov 152019

The capitalists will sell the communists the rope with which they will jointly hang the remaining holdouts against our glorious corpo-progressive future.

Nov 142019

It has always conferred status to consume tax revenue, and opprobrium to produce it.

Nov 132019

Everyone is in favor of upward social mobility; the other direction is more controversial.