The Puritans labored, not to persuade God to elect them — that was decided — but to show the neighbors that He had. Status trumps Grace.
The mark of envy is not harsh criticism, but tepid praise.
The same ideas are used to exonerate the guilty and to punish the innocent.
Historical figures are vectors, with magnitude and direction.
All are born earnest: a few achieve frivolity.
Therapy encourages the patient to think and talk about himself — which is what induced him to seek therapy.
Not until recently has the government that robs Peter to pay Paul been able to rely on the support of Peter.
Man begins by treating objects as agents; then he grows scientific, and treats agents as objects.
That poverty causes crime may be doubted: what is certain is that crime causes poverty.
Taste not, want not.