Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half brother, statistics.
Jealousy is inconsolable because it cannot know the beloved???s innermost thoughts.
Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.
Retirement requires the invention of a new hedonism, not a return to the hedonism of youth
The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind
The exhibitionist loves to flirt with shame
Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.
Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
Truth can remain silent. Lies must be spoken.
Was there little time between the invention of language and the coming of true and false?
A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
Children pay little attention to their parents' teachings, but reproduce their characters faithfully
The real secrets are not the ones I tell.
Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.
Cure for an obsession: get another one.
As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.
City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.
Listening to people keeps them entertained.
Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.
Most people regard getting their way as a matter of simple justice.
Other people's beliefs may be myths, but not mine.
People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.
People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much.
The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's.