Everything – Page 150 – A book of aphorisms
Sep 022016

Checks and balances and the separation of powers, the supposed bedrock principles of American government, contradict each other directly.

Sep 012016

Photographs steal not your soul but your memories.

Aug 312016

How quickly we recover from being stunned into silence.

Aug 302016

It’s a dog-eat-dog world, unless the dogs happen to belong to the same professional guild.

Aug 292016

Knowledge is to have a hammer; wisdom is to recognize what’s not a nail.

Aug 242016

That the many knowledgeable and intelligent people who disagree with you are deluded is the most common delusion of all.

Aug 232016

For himself a man will go only so far. To stop at nothing, discard every scruple, he must be convinced that he will make a better world.

Aug 192016

We would do better to speak of gaps in our ignorance.

Aug 182016

Liberality is like liberalism, except with your own money.