Insanity is a subtle and marvelous logician.
Some anonymous wit once said he didn’t care what you did as long as you didn’t do it in the street and frighten the horses. The West is embarking on its second century of frightening the horses.
Beware the too-helpful, who have nothing better to do.
Every vote is in favor of the election, every abstention is opposed.
Small lies must be plausible; big lies must be vivid.
Official authorities wonder endlessly why they are reviled and distrusted without ever arriving at the notion that they may be vile and untrustworthy.
To be a citizen of the world is less, not more, than to be a European; and to be a European is less, not more, than to be an Italian, or a German, or a Greek.
Civilization can never be other than a brief local interlude; it creates the conditions for its own destruction.
Improvement rarely begins in reflection on how wonderful you already are.
If a discipline purports to be a science, yet has not produced a universal law to which all of its practitioners agree, it is just giving itself airs.