Americans are ruled by a government that intrudes in every conceivable matter yet cannot count its population, its votes, or its dead.
Friends accumulate, like unmatched socks; enemies are chosen advisedly.
The great trick of governance, as yet imperfectly mastered, is to loot without having to fight.
The lower your class, the more time and humiliation it costs you to collect your dole.
Causation implies correlation.
If one predicts disaster, it is difficult not to be disappointed when it fails to materialize.
There are atheists in foxholes, but not pacifists.
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.
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.
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.