What good is intelligence if our primary use of it is to deceive ourselves?
Life is understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.
Livet forstaas baglaens, men maa leves forlaens.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
I never got over the wonder of a people who, having extirpated the aboriginals of their continent more completely than any modern race had ever done, honestly believed that they were a godly little New England community, setting examples to brutal mankind.
Who would test me?
The great Shakespeare editor was rare at Harvard for not having a doctorate: so he put his colleagues in their place with that remark.
Intelligence: the ability to make useful distinctions
Therefore: stupidity: the inability to make useful distinctionsTelevision is often called a medium because it’s so rarely well done.