Erring

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

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.

Mar 312015
 

The one simple thing that will change your life is to stop believing that one simple thing will change your life.

Feb 102015
 

The right side of history — it is a marvel in its way. Five small words, yet is there a contemporary folly it neglects to embrace?

Dec 242014
 

People will cheerfully confess ignorance of a topic and reject indignantly the suggestion that it might debar them from an opinion.

Dec 122014
 

All metaphors are wrong; some metaphors are useful.