Everything – Page 70 – A book of aphorisms
Sep 272019

History is lenient with the vicious and powerful victims of tyrants still more vicious and powerful.

Sep 262019

It isn’t tolerance unless you disapprove.

Sep 252019

It is less important, now, to have something to say than someone to listen.

Sep 242019

Ignorance, cultivated with sufficient rigor, is bliss.

Sep 202019

It is the quack, needing protective coloration, who affirms most zealously the principles of his profession.

Sep 192019

The people whose intelligence is argued over are, as a class, more intelligent than the people who argue over it.

Sep 182019

If no man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money, then world literature is almost entirely the province of blockheads.

Sep 172019

The subtle tempter praises mediocrity to attack excellence, and deviance to attack normality.

Sep 162019

Merciful regimes kill the troublesome without insisting on reeducating them first.