A civilized man will sometimes go native; but a native, except under extraordinary duress, will never go civilized.
The philosopher, who needs to remember what he knows, forgets; and the historian, who needs to forget, remembers.
The law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, and this, precisely, is the source of its majesty.
Secret police at all times and places have been delighted by the size and enthusiasm of their volunteer auxiliaries.
There are two reasons to be optimistic about children: parents don’t affect them much, and neither does school.
Tenure would be an ideal system for the protection of heretical ideas if it were ever given to a person who might express one.
The phone completes your sentences and soon it will complete your thoughts.
Ideologies overtly hostile to civilization are among its less fortunate byproducts.
There are people who say a lot of true things, and people who say a lot of insightful things, but not the same people.
Enthusiastic agreement is an infallible sign that you have not been understood.