Philosophies, like sweaters, have stray threads, and the whole thing unravels if you yank on one persistently.
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.
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.
Gore your own ox.
Where ideas compete freely, the prettiest win.
The more hands your opinions have passed through, the more likely you are to regard them as your own.
Arguments from authority are rarely made by authorities.
Get-rich-quick schemes do less harm than get-wise-quick ones.
Knowing the answer does not oblige you to raise your hand.
The more unusual the topic, the more conventional the thought it inspires.
If you repress thought sufficiently you need not repress speech.