Feb 242014

Credulity is fixed: doubting something obvious just clears space for believing something foolish.

Feb 212014

In every discipline the foundations come last; in most of them we still don’t know what they are.

Feb 202014

To wield power wisely it is necessary to obtain it.

Feb 182014

Misspellers learn from speech, mispronouncers from books.

Feb 172014

Only the literary cannot profit from literature.

Feb 142014

Of all the lies taught in school, the most vicious is that one ought to perform boring tasks diligently.

Feb 132014

Good work does not make its own way in the world.

Feb 122014

From mass literacy the last couple of centuries follow more or less ineluctably.

Feb 112014

By infecting others the writer cures himself.