Everything – Page 30 – A book of aphorisms
Dec 112019

The Principles of Practical Politics

1. Gain power
2. Keep power
3. Whatever you think your political principles are

Dec 102019

How he kills himself says a lot about a man.

Dec 092019

The discovery that only bad people do bad things has tidied the administration of justice, making it a simple matter of determining who the bad people are.

Dec 062019

No one inveighs so strictly against ad hominem as degenerate liars.

Dec 052019

Meritocracy replaces aristocracy with bureaucracy.

Dec 042019

If hope lay in the proles, there would be no hope, but it lies in the intellectuals, and there is no hope.

Dec 032019

Those who think they are the future can’t tell you half as much about it as those who know they are the past.

Dec 022019

Feelings of inferiority are usually benign and amply justified; it’s feelings of superiority that are the menace.

Nov 282019

It is more common to talk well than to listen well, and to write well than to read well.