Once it was fashionable to be fat, to show that you got enough to eat; and then it became fashionable to be thin, to distinguish yourself from the ostentatiously fat. This is the complete history of taste.
All hobbyists, but especially political aficionados, secretly regard lack of enthusiasm for their avocation as a moral failing.
Monotheism dies that monism may live.
Overrated: State violence
Underrated: Personal violence
It is a man’s duty, now all but abandoned, to quash a public nuisance without official assistance.
Imagine thinking that people, if they only understood you better, would like you more.
To live with lies is, eventually, to live by them.
The worst religions lack gods.
How do I know what I am until I see what I do?
It is difficult to get people you hate to vote for you.