Everything – Page 98 – A book of aphorisms
Aug 312018

Intimacy is to know someone well enough to hate him.

Aug 302018

When you hear a proposed law or policy described as “common sense,” run for your life. Common sense doesn’t scale.

Aug 292018

It is better to put off a task, and be thought incompetent, than complete it, and remove all doubt.

Aug 282018

If you must be the victim of a grotesque law or policy, be first, or photogenic, and it may pay you back in fame. The rest go unnoticed.

Aug 272018

To rebut the charge of being a weenie is to be a weenie.

Aug 242018

Never write a bad review until the book has received too many good ones.

Aug 232018

I support Don’t ask, don’t tell, but for all of human intercourse.

Aug 222018

Depth is the desire not to be judged on the surface.

Aug 212018

A civilized man will sometimes go native; but a native, except under extraordinary duress, will never go civilized.

Aug 202018

The philosopher, who needs to remember what he knows, forgets; and the historian, who needs to forget, remembers.