When Bentham designed the Panopticon, he did not anticipate so many volunteers.
Yesterday’s distant dream, today’s brilliant innovation, tomorrow’s basic human right.
Journalists used to be raffish and amusing liars, and they are no longer raffish or amusing.
The proper end of politics is not to make life pleasant for yourself, your friends, and your allies, but to make it miserable for those whom you hate, envy, and fear.
You are not better than this. You are not worse than this. You are exactly this.
The best places don’t let people in, and the worst don’t let them out.
Natural selection surely favors a disposition to attribute success to factors under one’s control.
Never confess at the show trial. They shoot you anyway, then kill your wife and children.
Parents go to considerable trouble and expense to provide their children instruction in how to hate them.
A truth is sometimes told in public, but almost always by accident.