The solitary man affronts, preferring his own company to yours.
Inside every thin man is a fat man struggling to get out.
The talent to be memorable carries the obligation to be wise.
One praises style when there is nothing else to praise.
To the befuddled I recommend a serene air of quiet dignity.
Romanticism is the idea that we should express our inner self; classicism, that we have no inner self to express.
We know, and judge, ourselves by what we intend and mean; others, by what they do and say.
It is difficult to hear those who can’t speak for themselves over the din of those who presume to speak for them.
Democracy dies at scale.
Unable to reach the grapes, we conclude first that they are sour; and later, after meditating deeply, that sweetness is not worth having.