Rigor, n. Buttressing one’s dubious claims with the dubious claims of previous authors; footnotes.
We know that something will be with us forever when war is declared on it.
A taste for bad people sometimes indicates a defect of character; a taste for bad art always does.
An underclass is what you get when stupid people practice modern mores.
If you hire for competence, it is still likely that you will get incompetents; if you hire for anything else, it is certain.
If you rebel against the powers that be, and win, assuming power, it is necessary, to continue your program of rebellion, to pretend to remain out of power; and this is in fact what we observe.
When you find a man to admire, look immediately for sordid particulars of his life and opinions, lest you be tempted to admire him further.
Pedants are secretly pleased by the epithet, which is a promotion from bore.
There’s no point in having opinions unless at least a few of them are indefensible.
To demonstrate persuasively that you will not sacrifice principle for victory, you have to lose.