For those who flatter us we have many nasty names, but never liar.
Pleasure lies chiefly in anticipation and retrospection, the experience itself being necessary to ensure that neither is spoiled.
A bureaucracy, like a garage, should be hosed down periodically, to dislodge the stray bits of power accumulating in its crevices and corners like dust and dirt.
Discursive prose was a brief and happy interlude in human history: at the beginning were drums and chants, and so it shall be at the end.
The idea that smoke implies fire cannot survive a professional class of industrious smoke merchants.
A lot of people who don’t believe in God believe in Santa Claus.
Bad people are a fertile and oft-neglected source of good ideas.
Popular sovereignty democratizes everything but rule.
Many famous and respectable men are incompletely domesticated, and now and then one will do or say something to sabotage his reputation, as a bear will gnaw off its leg to get out of a trap.
It is natural to demand special consideration for your feelings if you can’t think.