Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.
The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.
The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.
Over time, the welfare state has become dysfunctional in a surprising way. But in a way it became a victim of its own success: It became so successful at prolonging life, that it becomes financially unsustainable, unless you make major changes to things like retirement ages.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.
It’s very important with an artificial leg that all high heels are exactly the same height.
If I felt, in the event of a royal wedding, inspired to write about people coming together in marriage or civil partnership, I would just be grateful to have an idea for the poem. And if I didn’t, I’d ignore it.
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.