Sometimes our enemies will do inexplicable things—though these things might nevertheless be easily explained if we were only to imagine that our enemies possessed human emotions.

The wounds that time heals fastest are those of the wounder.

If the crescent moon at the start of the month is an opening parenthesis, and the crescent moon at the end of the month is a closing parenthesis, then all the month but the night of the new moon is merely an aside.