Everything – Page 110 – A book of aphorisms
Mar 022017

Not to opine in public on matters that surpass one’s understanding — this is the most neglected of civic duties.

Mar 012017

Every discipline attempts to transfer sovereignty from the consumer to the producer; “professionalism” is our name for a successful coup.

Feb 282017

Self-criticism, painful as it may be, at least affords the opportunity to think about oneself.

Feb 242017

Every feasible technology will be used, and every admitted principle will be exploited.

Feb 222017

Collegiality is implacably hostile to independence of mind, and it can be avoided only by not having colleagues.

Feb 212017

Relativism, n.  The belief that all things are relative, though some are more relative than others.

Feb 202017

You are an ideologue if your views can be inferred from your vocabulary.

Feb 172017

Writers can write nonsense without ill effect. It is when readers put up with, then expect, and finally demand it that civilization ends.