Jan 062017
 

You can talk a man into anything, as long as there’s nothing you have to talk him out of.

Jan 052017
 

Historically killing deprived its victims only of life; the modern refinement is to deprive them first of agency.

Jan 042017
 

Ugliness, incompetence, immaturity: these have become ideologies — no longer failures but ends in themselves.

Jan 032017
 

A better version of oneself will be someone else.

Jan 022017
 

Most of the enlistees in a struggle against oppression regard it merely as a struggle for spoils; the rest are insane.

Dec 302016
 

Accidents happen not when alarms fail to go off, but when they go off too often.

Dec 292016
 

What schoolteachers like to call problems are in fact exercises. Avoiding exercises is an example of a real problem.

Dec 282016
 

Small advances come from fixing what’s broken, great ones from breaking what’s fixed.

Dec 272016
 

There are ways to praise a book that discourage reading it.

Dec 262016
 

Noble deeds, performed without regard for reputation or reward, would be more common if there was just some way to get the word out.