Everything – Page 40 – A book of aphorisms
Oct 152019
 

The past also judges us, less indulgently than the future will.

Oct 142019
 

Today it is especially important to condescend to both sexes equally.

Oct 112019
 

Civilization is always under attack, always crumbling, always burning; it ends when we can no longer repel the invaders, shore up the foundations, and extinguish the flames.

Oct 102019
 

To read minds, don’t tell people their thoughts, supply them with better ones.

Oct 092019
 

The less disposed we are to act on a belief, the more vehemently we defend it.

Oct 072019
 

What you get is, to a first approximation, what you want.

Oct 042019
 

There is dumb happiness, as well as dumb misery, and one ought to aim, not at more of the former or less of the latter, but at a better class of both.

Oct 032019
 

Clever lies are as common as clever truths are rare.