Reading is like sauce-making: one does not remember the books so much as become infused with them.
In bygone days, when an author did not hear continuously from his readers, he was less inclined to patronize them.
The contemporary businessman cares only for art, and the contemporary artist only for money.
Humanity stayed poor through centuries of philosophy, and got rich when Watt perfected the steam engine.
Those who trust their first thought sometimes have a second, but rarely a third.
Most evil is done routinely.
Personality, n. A collection of unpleasant mannerisms.
What is dangerous is not ignorance, but the size of the gap between what you know and what you think you know.
You have to earn your best remarks.
Hegel’s a priori astronomy is laughed at, yet a priori theories of mind remain entirely respectable.