The audience demands that you write not only for them but with them and about them — that you see with their eyes, only better.
The polite way to say “you don’t know” is “I don’t know”.
One is rarely asked to lie but often forced to.
It doesn’t matter which side of history you’re on, as long as you’re not in its way.
A foolish consistency is the indispensable condition of a rabid following.
A calculating, self-seeking morality will never animate the mass of men: prudence makes no martyrs.
Vague generalities derive from vague particulars.
Voters who go mad in national elections often recover their sanity in local ones.
Every city, regardless of its provisions for the poor, has always featured importunate public begging.
Truth is only stranger than good fiction.