Print overawes the illiterate just as machinery overawes the savage.
Nothing so distresses the disciple as the master changing his mind.
Spouses never quite forgive each other their existence before they met.
Many privileges are granted on the implied condition that they will not be exercised.
The stupid delude themselves that anything is possible; the clever, that whatever they cannot do cannot be done.
The author who displays his library is like the suspect who leads police to the scene of the crime.
Computers more readily imitate our intelligence than our stupidity.
Into every 1789 a little 1793 must fall.
Personality varies like men’s fashion — a quarter-inch of width in the tie or length in the cuff.
The strange grows familiar, and its former strangeness becomes impossible to recover or even to fathom.