I would gladly trade a bit more bullying for a lot less tattling.
It is humble to side with science, and abject to side with history.
No child aspires to become employable when he grows up.
Most of what we are told is better than nothing is in fact far worse.
We admire success, and deplore most of the qualities and behavior that produce it.
All popular conceptions of genius are meticulously constructed to flatter mediocrity.
The crank cannot be refuted, only dismissed.
History is best read with a grand theory in mind. It will surely be false, but facts and incidents will cling to it like lint.
Consensus, n. Huddling for warmth.
The dots are mostly real, the connections mostly imagined.