We search for truths, and find equilibria.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Beliefs are no index to character, and if you believe otherwise, you are a bad person.
Impossible to love our neighbor as ourselves: conceivable to doubt ourselves as our neighbor.
Some men I would trust with my life, others with returning a borrowed book, almost none with both.
One’s thought does not reflect one’s disposition. It complements one’s disposition.
The trouble with cellphones isn’t that they allow us to ignore each other, it’s that they don’t.
The cure for division is not discussion but secession.
Not so very long ago, no adult in history had ever spoken of himself as the parent of an animal.
When a bad thing happens in the world, it is vanishingly unlikely to be any if your business.
An expert torturer always reminds you that it’s for your own good, and hurts him more than you.