Everything – Page 50 – A book of aphorisms
Nov 042020
 

If one predicts disaster, it is difficult not to be disappointed when it fails to materialize.

Nov 032020
 

There are atheists in foxholes, but not pacifists.

Nov 022020
 

Your self does not lie in what you love, still less in what you hate; or what you think, still less in what you feel: it lies in what you say and do and nothing more.

Oct 302020
 

In a large organization it is impossible to act alone, and every corporate and governmental imbecility that comes to your attention has been vetted by several layers of imbeciles.

Oct 292020
 

Many people are so bored and unhappy that they welcome a personal disaster, as a change, and especially a social disaster, as a change in which others will suffer as well.

Oct 282020
 

There is an especially stubborn class of imbeciles, whose good grades and fluid prose induce them to regard the idea that they could be imbeciles as self-evidently absurd.