Erring

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

Mar 152016
 

If you publicize your mistakes, eventually someone will say they are remembered because you were right so often.

Mar 022016
 

Those who trust their first thought sometimes have a second, but rarely a third.

Feb 172016
 

Vehemence is the infallible sign of opinion.

Feb 112016
 

The admission that irreparably damages the argument is introduced, by convention, with “of course”.

Feb 052016
 

The hedgehog, who knows one big thing, has many disciples, and the fox, who knows many things, has none.

Nov 182015
 

The erroneous belief is the minor problem, the excessive conviction the major one.

Nov 062015
 

Y explains X, and Z explains Y, and do not inquire too deeply after Z.

Aug 262015
 

Continuous moral progress of the species is an idea so grotesquely flattering that it cannot possibly be true.

Jul 222015
 

To err is human; when our betters err, not to exult, divine.