More is lost in translation from thought to page than from one language to another.
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.
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.
Philosophies, like sweaters, have stray threads, and the whole thing unravels if you yank on one persistently.
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.