War puts the pacific virtues to use, but peace can do nothing with the martial ones.
The belief that one is entirely self-created has been possible only in a very few times and places. It is an accident of circumstance.
Western religious and secular thought have finally converged on the idea that to be good it is necessary only to believe that you are.
The fat man should never eat the last doughnut.
For diminishing returns read philosophy; for network effects read history.
If you publicize your mistakes, eventually someone will say they are remembered because you were right so often.
The great enemy of men is Man.
Occasionally the operation succeeds but the patient dies; far more often it fails but the patient survives.
Philosophers can go on about knowing nothing for quite some time.
The Gods of Liberty, Equality, Justice, and The People have demanded more human sacrifice than all other divinities combined.