The lives of desperation that most men lead at least used to be quiet.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
We laugh at novels in which the weather tracks the moods of the characters, yet our own moods mostly track the weather.
We are more like our contemporaries than we imagine, and less like our ancestors.
Expertise makes one peremptory, but peremptoriness does not make one expert.
The wise are all alike, but every fool is foolish in his own way.
If it has never crossed your mind that you might be stupid, you are.
One of truth’s greatest enemies is collegiality.
If you want perspective, abandon personality.
Law of Moral Parsimony: The most probable explanation is the least flattering.
Gore your own ox.