Everything – Page 20 – A book of aphorisms
Mar 132023

Superlatives have driven out comparatives, as bad money drives out good.

Mar 102023

In the end, lies may be no match for truth, but no one knows, and the end is far, far away.

Mar 082023

Heidegger was not a bad philosopher because he became a Nazi. But he may have become a Nazi because he was a bad philosopher.

Mar 072023

The East, the West, the classical and Christian, the medieval and modern, the peasantry, the proletariat, the bourgeoisie, the 18th, 19th, 20th century — what intellectual malfeasance shelters under the definite article!

Mar 012023

Unambiguous instances of humans overriding their biology are scarce, and suicide, the most drastic, commands respect, if only on that score.

Feb 282023

Of all avocations the grimmest must be politics. The one thing nobody seems to get out of it is fun.