I have now attained the true art of letter-writing, which we are always told, is to express on paper what one would say to the same person by word of mouth

Good salesmanship is the ability to dissatisfy them with what they already have

do not begin by familiarising yourself with the bureaucratic rules, and then thinking in terms of what they permit. Any reasonable course of action should be possible

Being able to act as if you can hear and see what is going on – even when you cannot – is a basic life skill

what, in the final analysis, are Schürer, the WHJP, Smallwood, et al., if not paraphrases of Josephus with footnotes

It is sheer guesswork, and poor guesswork at that, to suppose that simple linguistic forms are historically older, or original

Wir können sagen, daß sich am Tage der Mobilisierung die Gesellschaft, die bis dahin bestand, in eine Gemeinschaft umformte

It is like the old question, is it better to love or be loved? Because it isn’t a toss-up. There is a right answer there, and it isn’t even close, though most people seem to get it wrong

His [Colin Clark’s] mistake was one I often see with conservative intellectuals, namely the attempt to apply abstract reasoning to social questions that can only be understood on the basis of the direct practical experience

Money, like prestige, if sought directly, is almost never gained