We all know intimately many more fictional characters than real ones.
Philosophers are careful not to derive ought from is, less so about deriving is from ought.
Whatever the world’s greatest criminal mastermind is doing, it’s sure to be legal.
To listen to people with talent, you might almost believe that there is no such thing.
To gauge opinion, check bond prices.
Polytheism is pre-scientific: monotheism is anti-scientific.
We all want to be happy, just not at the expense of the qualities that make us unhappy.
Now that the symptoms of genius have been thoroughly advertised, one sees a great deal more of the symptoms.
Some men, like Balzac’s Goriot, are made of money, and when it ends so do they.
What is not indexed may as well not exist.