There is almost no contemporary imbecility that cannot be found in Rousseau.
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.
The triumph of physics has poisoned many disciplines, including physics.
Reality defeats taxonomy.
In science the social construction of reality is known as peer review.
The struggle to assimilate a new idea without disturbing the old ones is hideously physical, like becoming a werewolf.
No cynic would argue for cynicism.
Mathematics, n. That part of human knowledge in which deduction is reliable.
It is often more useful to generalize a question than to answer it.
Every age has its debilitating prejudice; open-mindedness is ours.
Pretentious nonsense and pseudo-difficulty drive truly difficult problems out of circulation, as bad money drives out good.