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.
Every place becomes less attractive when it stops excluding the riff-raff, and in a democracy not excluding the riff-raff is a bedrock principle.
Most laws, and indeed most rules, exist to remind you who’s in charge.
What makes an established religion? The power to punish blasphemy.
Having It All — in which the first word represents desultory acquisition, the second conformity, and the third inability to choose.
The more that is shown, the less that is suggested; and to show everything, suggesting nothing, is pornography, regardless of the subject.