People accept their limitations so as to prevent themselves from wanting anything they might get.
It is inconceivable that anything should be existing. It is not inconceivable that a lot of people should also be existing who are not interested in the fact that they exist. But it is certainly very odd.
When someone says his conclusions are objective, he means that they are based on prejudices which many other people share.
In an autocracy, one person has his way; in an aristocracy a few people have their way; in a democracy, no one has his way.
When people talk about 'the sanctity of the individual' they mean 'the sanctity of the statistical norm'.
In an unenlightened society some people are forced to play degrading social roles; in an enlightened society, everyone is.
People having religions is an insult to the universe.
People have been marrying and bringing up children for centuries now. Nothing has ever come of it.
What is scandalous is not that stupid people should sometimes inherit private incomes; but that clever people should sometimes not.
It is superfluous to be humble on one's own behalf; so many people are willing to do it for one.
It is easier to make people appear equally stupid than to make them equally clever, so teaching methods are adopted which make it practically impossible for anyone to learn anything.