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.

Apr 152013

Bad to take obscurity for profundity: worse to take clarity for shallowness.

Apr 082013

Profundities are often equivocations — trivially true in one sense, obviously false in another, and deep and subtle only if you do not choose.

Mar 212013

Only intellectuals confuse what they know with what they can articulate.

Feb 072013

Theory owes far more to practice than practice does to theory.

Jan 252013

Philosophies, like sweaters, have stray threads, and the whole thing unravels if you yank on one persistently.

Jan 232013

How to Solve Problems

1. Ask if the problem exists.
2. Ask if it is not trivial.
3. Ask if you can do anything about it.
4. Ignore it.