It must be easier to fix the world than it is to fix a dishwasher; there are so many more people who know how.
Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
The worst example is the unique success.
What is called stupidity is often only intelligence gone horribly wrong.
Occam’s Razor doesn’t mean what’s simplest must be true;
It means that we are stupid and it’s the best that we can do.
To make a new mistake is no small thing.
Never call someone a pseudo-intellectual unless you are sure that you would recognize a real one.
The pursuit of higher wisdom always seems to begin with discarding whatever lower wisdom you may possess.
To believe again is almost unheard of; to believe still is as common as dirt.
To persuade a man, convince him not that the idea is sound but that it is his own.
Opportunity, legal status, result — we are all apparently obliged to believe in the equality of something.