Right is its own defense.
The man who first brought ruin upon the Roman people was he who pampered them by largesses and amusements.
A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener’s mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn’t expect to go.
You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
Because the results are expressed in numbers, it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that the intelligence test is a measure like a foot ruler or a pair of scales. It is, of course, a quite different sort of measure. Intelligence is not an abstraction like length and weight; it is an exceedingly complicated notion – which nobody has yet succeeded in defining.