Mar 082016
 

Reading is like sauce-making: one does not remember the books so much as become infused with them.

Mar 072016
 

In bygone days, when an author did not hear continuously from his readers, he was less inclined to patronize them.

Mar 042016
 

The contemporary businessman cares only for art, and the contemporary artist only for money.

Mar 032016
 

Humanity stayed poor through centuries of philosophy, and got rich when Watt perfected the steam engine.

Mar 022016
 

Those who trust their first thought sometimes have a second, but rarely a third.

Feb 292016
 

Personality, n. A collection of unpleasant mannerisms.

Feb 262016
 

What is dangerous is not ignorance, but the size of the gap between what you know and what you think you know.

Feb 242016
 

Hegel’s a priori astronomy is laughed at, yet a priori theories of mind remain entirely respectable.