To become a god, first stay out of sight.
Actual tyrannies require courage to oppose.
It would have occurred to approximately no one in history to ask if what he was doing made him happy.
Influential books usually have a few readers, who usually have a great many.
There’s no harm in opinions, as long as you don’t believe them.
A class of failed disciplines — psychiatry, education, macroeconomics — unable to raise the mean, lower the variance and declare victory.
If policy simply achieved its ends, a new outlet would have to be found for the ingenuity expended in its defense.
It is in fields where expertise is dubious or bogus that practitioners stress the importance of deferring to expertise.
To write something that could not have been written any other way usually takes several drafts.
We ought to think of the present as if it were the past; instead we think of the past as if it were the present.