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.