Erring

Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
—Cunningham

Nov 092017
 

Someone who understands politics is about as likely to set up as a pundit as someone who can predict the future is to set up as a psychic.

Nov 022017
 

We have all of our ideas at second hand, except the ones we think original, which we have at fourth or fifth.

Oct 312017
 

Naive irrationality is the refusal to refer actions and sentiments to abstract principle; decadent irrationality is the insistence on it.

Oct 302017
 

Psychology begins by classifying people according to their conduct; then grows scientific, and deduces conduct from the classifications.

Oct 242017
 

Our idea that beliefs, in themselves, can make one virtuous — what is it but grace by faith?

Oct 232017
 

Ideology, n.   A system of belief that leads to frumpiness.

Oct 182017
 

Philosophy is so well-trod that there is scarcely room for a new mistake.

Oct 032017
 

After an act of intellectual malpractice so egregious that nothing can excuse it, there is only one thing to say: “My point still stands.”

Sep 282017
 

It is easy to mistake the destruction of one’s world-view for the destruction of the world.

Sep 202017
 

There’s no harm in opinions, as long as you don’t believe them.