Everything – Page 287 – A book of aphorisms
Jan 152013

To determine who is expert requires an expert.

Jan 142013

No one is unprincipled until he is successful.

Jan 112013

Your terrible secret is that you have no terrible secret.

Jan 092013

Men can always be found to do the king’s bidding without asking so much as the king’s shilling in return.

Jan 082013

It takes half a lifetime to learn to read slowly.

Jan 072013

The least forgiving pedant is the kindergartener in possession of a new fact.

Jan 042013

The successful liar is never forgiven for showing us how tawdry the stories are in which we are eager to believe.

Jan 032013

The magic of compound interest, natural selection, and many other misunderstood phenomena is the simple algorithm, iterated indefinitely.