Everything – Page 4 – A book of aphorisms
Apr 152022
 

An urge becomes irresistible by not being resisted.

Apr 142022
 

Few mourn dueling, but many mourn the qualities that once induced men to duel.

Apr 112022
 

The characteristic maladies of our age are adult infantilism and childhood senescence.

Apr 072022
 

It is by his diction, not his thought, that an acolyte may be infallibly recognized. If it consists of fashionable clichés, he has been colonized by a swarm instead of a man.

Apr 062022
 

Popular sovereignty in a democracy comes to resemble Swiss cheese, as ambitious men carve little chunks of political power out for themselves and proof them as best they can against the vagaries of elections. Eventually nothing is left but the holes.

Apr 052022
 

It is unjust to require IDs to vote. What ought to be required is an accurate statement of Arrow’s impossibility theorem.

Apr 042022
 

To publish one’s work is to send a grown child out into the world: henceforth it will have to fend for itself.