Everything – Page 128 – A book of aphorisms
Aug 102017

To be in love with love is an affliction; yet to hate it is more common, and more serious.

Aug 092017

To take a bribe and deliver nothing in return makes one no less corrupt, only less reliable.

Aug 082017

We speak with awe of ruling the world, as the supreme attainment; but the world has had many rulers, on the whole a sorry lot.

Aug 072017

Humans have improved modestly in acquiring knowledge but vastly in transmitting it.

Aug 042017

We perpetuate ourselves with art and offspring; but art has less alloy and may last longer.

Aug 032017

Almost always it is action that issues in conviction; the reverse is so rare that we never fail to mark it.

Aug 022017

Whatever I’ve believed with passionate intensity has been wrong.

Aug 012017

The distinctive modern contribution to language has been the acronym.

Jul 312017

The full-grown model pupil speaks of “problems” to be “solved”, as if the world were a textbook and these the exercises.

Jul 282017

Not every aversion is a fear, and not every fear is a phobia.