Everything – Page 180 – A book of aphorisms
Jul 082015
 

Halving your actual possessions doubles your effective ones.

Jul 072015
 

There are perfect works of art, and great works of art, but no great work of art is perfect.

Jul 062015
 

The best one can ever say for a policy is that it has not been obviously ruinous.

Jul 032015
 

The unhappy man has the recompense of not being told that his unhappiness is a delusion.

Jul 022015
 

Three qualities distinguish phony erudition: it’s all recent, it’s all humanities, and it’s all in one language.

Jul 012015
 

Age has its privileges, like picking up the check.

Jun 302015
 

The ideal tool for avoiding communication is language.

Jun 292015
 

An actor should be vulgar and insignificant off the stage: we prefer him as someone else.

Jun 252015
 

Some accept praise reluctantly, as if not quite able to believe that others can discern their subtle yet profound merit.