If suffering ennobles, does joy degrade?
People are confused; it does not follow that the universe is paradoxical.
If you aren’t supposed to use people, what do you do with them?
What surrounds sex is serious: sex itself is ridiculous.
Abroad we make our soldiers pretend to be policemen, and at home we let our policemen pretend to be soldiers.
Marriages survive not on love but admiration.
Often we think ourselves into not just error but the opposite of the truth.
Most problems are imaginary, and many real problems can be solved by redirecting the attention devoted to the imaginary ones.
Better that X guilty men go free than one innocent man be convicted. Solve for X.
There are ways of putting things, and each way is a different thing.