The planning of Le Corbusier, or Robert Moses, can only be based on crass simplification and repetition of familiar themes

Personne n’est jeune après quarante ans mais on peut être irrésistible à tout âge

A man with scruff in not a tool of the corporate world

how artfully Frank Crowninshield, the editor at that time, combined the seduction of visual glamour with the edge of cultural and social commentary

Of the couples where one partner earns vastly more, the other tends to bring cultural clout, grander relatives, a handy passport or some such equaliser

Women are no longer distinctive in order to have their pictures shown in the great fashion magazines

The Greeks loved beauty and therefore youth, the Romans were practical and authoritarian, the Merovingians were barbaric

Just as stout women wear black while those with beautiful figures disport themselves in colorful dresses, so do pianos most often appear in slimming black to the harpsichord’s gaily decorative colors

Given the current state of the art, the most important security filter is your brain

In no characters is the contrast between the ugly and vulgar illegibility of the modern type and the elegance and legibility of the ancient more striking than in the arabic numerals