He hated being thought of as one of those people that wore stupid ornamental armour. It was gilt by association.
Personal’s not the same as important. People just think it is.
(Lords and Ladies)
One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.
Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.
The entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.