Everything – Page 9 – A book of aphorisms
Sep 272021
 

Guilt, unlike shame, requires averting one’s gaze from oneself, if only for a moment.

Sep 242021
 

The coward burdens himself with obligations to have unassailable reasons not to act courageously.

Sep 232021
 

If whatever you want and think is permitted, then you live in a free society, as far as you know.

Sep 222021
 

Now and then a readable novel is written that takes its author as its subject; we call these autobiographies.

Sep 212021
 

No political ideology, according to its advocates, has ever really been tried.

Sep 202021
 

One should fear, not the man who insists he is in charge, but the man who insists that he is not.

Sep 172021
 

We punish speech because we have yet to devise an effective way to punish thought.

Sep 162021
 

We have reached the point in the history of the West where improvements in small things can no longer mask declines in large ones.

Sep 152021
 

Love-conquers-all is the dullest story in the world. In most of the interesting stories love conquers nothing whatever.