Everything – Page 12 – A book of aphorisms
Aug 162021

When abusing someone, always pick on qualities that he was born with or cannot change: tomorrow he may be sober.

Aug 132021

Modern political theory has become bloodless, shunting off questions of wise and just policy to sister disciplines like economics and moral philosophy, and busying itself with quibbles over standing.

Aug 102021

Identity is partly inherited, and partly chosen, and not at all declared.

Aug 092021

Our ancestors attributed to the gods the vicissitudes of the weather, and we attribute to the President the vicissitudes of the stock market.

Aug 062021

We are to the immense wealth that swaddles us and the conditions that produced it as a fish to water — scarcely aware of it and shortly dead without it.

Aug 052021

Technology makes all our dreams come true, nightmares included.

Aug 042021

A country can vote itself into a lot more trouble than it can vote itself out of.