Everything – Page 280 – A book of aphorisms
Mar 112013
 

Nothing is more exasperating than being lied to when both of you know and neither will admit it; yet this goes on all the time.

Mar 082013
 

Our awareness of what we deserve, but lack, is surpassed only by our blindness to what we have, but do not deserve.

Mar 072013
 

Diseases have fashions, but hypochondria is always in style.

Mar 062013
 

As I interpret Genesis, the original sin is ennui.

Mar 042013
 

It is a peculiar hell, this world in which everyone is always ready for his close-up.

Mar 012013
 

Science progresses by funeral, culture by massacre, engineering by disaster.

Feb 272013
 

The great problem in political science is how to persuade the people to elect a government of which the theorist approves.

Feb 262013
 

Defang a book by putting it on the syllabus, a painting by putting it in a museum, and a radical by putting him in the ministry.