Dec 162013
 

Mindfulness, n.   Non-judgmental focus on the sensations of the present moment; mindlessness.

Dec 132013
 

The psychological travails of Western man stem mostly from the fact that he can be idle and not starve.

Dec 122013
 

Belief in karma is the coward’s revenge.

Dec 112013
 

The ellipsis is the shuffling derelict of punctuation.

Dec 102013
 

Many books are least likely to be read by the people who would profit most by reading them.

Dec 092013
 

Yesterday the great enemy of democracy was distinction of birth; today it is distinction of wealth; tomorrow it will be distinction.

Dec 062013
 

Integrity is the writer refusing to make allowances for the reader; philistinism is the reader refusing to make allowances for the writer.

Dec 052013
 

Failure is always an option. Often it is the best option.

Dec 042013
 

Uncivilized colonists enslave the aborigines; civilized colonists exterminate them.

Dec 032013
 

The principle of epistemic modesty does not imply that people in high places know what they’re doing; quite the contrary.