Everything – Page 260 – A book of aphorisms
Oct 162012

It is impossible to cultivate talent without persistence, but common to persist without talent.

Oct 152012

Marry a beautiful woman to be envied, a clever woman to be fascinated, and a thrifty woman to be happy.

Oct 122012

The impeccably credentialed are always loyal to the reigning order.

Oct 112012

When reading fiction, ask which of the villains you resemble.

Oct 102012

Mute inglorious Miltons, flowers born to blush unseen and waste their sweetness on the desert air, are extinct, and I miss them.

Oct 092012

Men form alliances first not to be stolen from, and then to steal.

Oct 082012

One reads so as not to believe everything one reads.