Social justice is to justice what social science is to science.
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.
Any man who masters the practice of a discipline will be told that he does not understand its theory.
Think locally, act locally.
I am reasoned with.
You are persuaded.
He is manipulated.
Wisdom, to be distilled, must be acquired.
There are people who say a lot of true things, and people who say a lot of insightful things, but not the same people.
Humans are so ill-equipped to think about conspiracies that they infect and derange our thinking in the few areas in which we are usually competent.
Relativism is less a philosophy than an excuse.
Language is viscous, it resists: one thinks in words as one swims in water.
We are exhorted to ask cui bono?, yet cui malo? is often the more penetrating question.