No complicated idea has ever had much influence in the world.
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.
Consensus, n. Huddling for warmth.
The dots are mostly real, the connections mostly imagined.
Valid, complete arguments are known as proofs. The rest is philosophy.
The ideologue is at his most ideological when assuring you that the matter in question is beyond ideology.
When we wish to follow the man, we find the reasons.
Naive irrationality is the refusal to refer actions and sentiments to abstract principle; decadent irrationality is the insistence on it.
Our idea that beliefs, in themselves, can make one virtuous — what is it but grace by faith?
What is provably false is generally trivial.
A class of failed disciplines — psychiatry, education, macroeconomics — unable to raise the mean, lower the variance and declare victory.