What would the penance be for having nothing to confess?
Nothing is, ever was, or ever will be so bad it’s good.
Retail evil-doers are often after money; wholesalers are always after something else.
We all invent past lives — some as pharaohs and princesses, others as themselves.
All samples are convenient, and thus no samples are random.
Strenuous objections to the parts show acquiescence in the whole.
Maximize happiness, promote self-interest, be virtuous, or treat others as you would have them treat you, and the question remains: What will you do?
A substantial minority of the respectable citizens who surround you would gladly kill you, if they thought they could get away with it and didn’t have to do the work themselves.
How many geniuses there are, yet how few who can understand them!
The translator before the text must choose, like the citizen before the law, to be faithful to its spirit or its letter.