Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn’t -it’s human.
The desire to write grows with writing.
Don’t give your advice before you are called upon.
A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.
Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato’s cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don’t know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.