Whether joy and suffering are regarded as immoral depends on which comes first.
The expert liar rarely misstates a fact.
To reduce the value of anything one need only try to sell it.
Many historical figures supposed to be influential are chiefly so among the cataloguers of influence.
People throughout history have died mostly of being in the way.
The historical imagination is the recognition that then was someone else’s now.
Most of the great art ever produced has been destroyed, forgotten, or unrecognized.
To read well you have to live a little.
You can’t be a polymath without the math.
Man oscillates continuously between wishing to remain exactly as he is and wishing to become something, anything else.