The purpose of “inclusive” language is to exclude whoever refuses or cannot be bothered to use it.
We let ideas rattle around in our heads, and call it thinking.
Talk of rights is usually cant; talk of human rights always is.
You get to know someone, and learn to like him. Then you discover he holds opinions you find noxious, and you say, “I never knew he was like that.” He isn’t. He’s the same man you knew before he had opinions.
Judicial restraint is legislative license.
Bad analogies make no end of mischief, none more than mind and body.
Domestic sentiment is impossible to portray effectively in art, because it is universal, deeply felt, and always the same.
How little are we ourselves, and how strenuously do we play at it!
To be great is to be more than the sum of one’s parts; the usual case is to be less.
Almost everything will seem to work on the right subjects, and almost nothing will on the wrong ones.