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.
Our awareness of what we deserve, but lack, is surpassed only by our blindness to what we have, but do not deserve.
Diseases have fashions, but hypochondria is always in style.
As I interpret Genesis, the original sin is ennui.
Whatever is unnecessary is pernicious.
It is a peculiar hell, this world in which everyone is always ready for his close-up.
Science progresses by funeral, culture by massacre, engineering by disaster.
Read to remember, write to forget.
The great problem in political science is how to persuade the people to elect a government of which the theorist approves.
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.