Prose can hide every vice but vanity.
No one remembers who lost the argument, only who lost his temper.
Most people, on most matters, are not, in fact, entitled to an opinion.
Clever is a great compliment to children and a gross insult to adults.
“It was a culture,” the historian will write a century from now, “that found it necessary to invent the word ‘unironically.'”
That no change is possible was the ancient superstition; that any change is possible is the modern one.
Now that all have prizes, has everybody won?
Whatever one does well one is sure to do too often.
Anger impairs judgment but improves memory.
Spend enough time mastering a complex system of ideas and you end up believing it.