Think locally, act locally.
Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.
I am reasoned with.
You are persuaded.
He is manipulated.
Wisdom, to be distilled, must be acquired.
There are people who say a lot of true things, and people who say a lot of insightful things, but not the same people.
Humans are so ill-equipped to think about conspiracies that they infect and derange our thinking in the few areas in which we are usually competent.
Relativism is less a philosophy than an excuse.
Language is viscous, it resists: one thinks in words as one swims in water.
We are exhorted to ask cui bono?, yet cui malo? is often the more penetrating question.
Why is not half so troublesome a question as So What.
To the problem of different opinions political science offers two solutions, idealism and realism. Idealism: different opinions should not exist. Realism: different opinions do not exist.