In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
I am worried about our tendency to over invest in things and under invest in people.
Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
Clearly the most unfortunate people are those who must do the same thing over and over again, every minute, or perhaps twenty to the minute. They deserve the shortest hours and the highest pay.
In recent times no problem has been more puzzling to thoughtful people than why, in a troubled world, we make such poor use of our affluence.
There is wonder and a certain wicked pleasure in these giddy ascents and terrible falls, especially as they happen to other people.
Nothing is more portable than rich people and their money
People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason.
Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man's greatest source of joy. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. Over all history it has oppressed nearly all people in one of two ways: either it has been abundant and very unreliable, or reliable and very scarce.