Everything – Page 130 – A book of aphorisms
Jan 222019

You can never teach a man to love his neighbor as himself, but with a little effort you can teach him to hate himself every bit as much as his neighbor.

Jan 212019

An infallible sign of fraudulence, in an academic department, is “studies” in its name.

Jan 182019

Life is a series of increasingly elaborate marshmallow tests.

Jan 172019

The savage’s hatred of the civilized man does little harm, unless abetted by the civilized man’s hatred of himself.

Jan 162019

Not making the same mistake twice seems exceedingly optimistic.

Jan 152019

Only when no one pays the slightest attention to what anyone else is saying will speech be truly free.

Jan 142019

There is a time in everyone’s life in which he is a silly ass. If you don’t know when it was, it’s now.

Jan 112019

Musical taste ossifies early for the same reason mathematicians peak young.

Jan 102019

If you write for yourself, keep it out of my sight.