The stupid American, as he is known the world over, mostly means the trusting American.
Rome’s interests, to Caesar, are indistinguishable from his own.
Identity is partly inherited, and partly chosen, and not at all declared.
Our ancestors attributed to the gods the vicissitudes of the weather, and we attribute to the President the vicissitudes of the stock market.
We are to the immense wealth that swaddles us and the conditions that produced it as a fish to water — scarcely aware of it and shortly dead without it.
Technology makes all our dreams come true, nightmares included.
A country can vote itself into a lot more trouble than it can vote itself out of.
True believers make the best publicists, and they work cheap.
If you want power, fame is a liability.
To live is to close one’s options.