The end of civilization will likely not be preceded by general alarm over civilization’s impending end.
Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
A belief, we are told, is a thought you keep thinking; in fact you stopped thinking it some time ago, if it was ever a thought at all.
Vision, n. What no one but yourself can see.
The less our beliefs have to do with our actions, the more we cherish them.
We fret too much over the contradictions among our beliefs, in the unlikely event that we notice them at all.
It is one short step from explaining everything to defending anything.
Many errors can be corrected with five minutes of internet research. Unfortunately none of them are worth correcting.
No one calls anything important that disconfirms his prejudices.
To feel misunderstood implies that some effort has gone into understanding you.
The singular of data is not anecdote.