Everything – Page 70 – A book of aphorisms
May 302018
 

Youth has a natural horror of age, and one gradually learns to reciprocate.

May 282018
 

Almost everyone believes the world is filled with people who do evil on purpose; but not himself, and not anyone he knows.

May 252018
 

You can have loyal subordinates, or competent ones.

May 242018
 

A lot of what we refrain from doing is not wrong, or undesirable, but just too much trouble to explain.

May 222018
 

The point of a special day for airing grievances is that all the other days are not.

May 212018
 

The dissolute and profligate can always be depended on to preach sobriety and thrift; today it is the sober and thrifty who refuse to do so.

May 182018
 

It is more pleasant to be told that one has done a brilliant thing than that one is a brilliant person, which implies an obligation to continue.

May 172018
 

To yearn for celebrity is to envy the animals when visiting the zoo.