History is lenient with the vicious and powerful victims of tyrants still more vicious and powerful.
It isn’t tolerance unless you disapprove.
It is less important, now, to have something to say than someone to listen.
Ignorance, cultivated with sufficient rigor, is bliss.
In hell the default setting is always On.
It is the quack, needing protective coloration, who affirms most zealously the principles of his profession.
The people whose intelligence is argued over are, as a class, more intelligent than the people who argue over it.
If no man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money, then world literature is almost entirely the province of blockheads.
The subtle tempter praises mediocrity to attack excellence, and deviance to attack normality.
Merciful regimes kill the troublesome without insisting on reeducating them first.