The less our beliefs have to do with our actions, the more we cherish them.
Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
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.
Believing that nothing is true permits you to believe that anything is possible.
When someone says he doesn’t understand, he’s not usually asking for an explanation.
The people must be stupid, for they pay me no mind.