To write is to attempt to assemble a serviceable cottage from the ruins of the castle of thought.
The conservative rarely vouches for the health of the patient; he merely prefers the disease to the cure.
People will cheerfully confess ignorance of a topic and reject indignantly the suggestion that it might debar them from an opinion.
The dream of escaping oneself can be realized, in part, by escaping other people’s ideas of oneself.
To be paid for opinions corrupts; and to be paid for particular opinions corrupts absolutely.
If you wish to change a man’s beliefs, you have to give him something to replace them.
There’s not much point in age without wisdom, or youth without folly.
All intellectuals must begin as pseudo-intellectuals.
First school spoils us for learning, and then jobs spoil us for work.
If you hear hoofbeats, and see stripes, think zebras, not horses.