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.

Aug 052016

Inspiration only dramatizes thought for those who cannot think. Physical laws do not come from falling apples, or poems from opium dreams.

Aug 042016

What makes a fool? The gap between what he knows and what he thinks he knows — in short, opinions.

Jul 292016

Any idiot can have a good idea; it takes a genius to recognize one.

Jun 242016

List, and the world lists with you; abstract, and you abstract alone.

Jun 222016

You can talk a man out of an idea he is happy with only by making him unhappy with it.

Jun 212016

It is not bad faith but only good manners to make, not the case that convinces me, but the one that I think will convince you.

Jun 012016

One must think very well to improve on not thinking at all.

May 272016

It must be easier to fix the world than it is to fix a dishwasher; there are so many more people who know how.