Small men flee from a generalization like small animals from a sudden noise — it might not mean danger, but why take a chance?
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.
Nothing so distresses the disciple as the master changing his mind.
So much to unlearn, so little time.
More is lost in translation from thought to page than from one language to another.
Bad to take obscurity for profundity: worse to take clarity for shallowness.
Profundities are often equivocations — trivially true in one sense, obviously false in another, and deep and subtle only if you do not choose.
Only intellectuals confuse what they know with what they can articulate.
Theory owes far more to practice than practice does to theory.
One of truth’s greatest enemies is collegiality.
Much wisdom lies on the verge of sense.