Erring – Everything

Erring

Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
—Cunningham

Mar 302021
 

Fools come in two kinds: the Barren, whom nothing reminds of anything; and the Promiscuous, whom anything reminds of everything.

Mar 032021
 

The illusion it affords of objectivity is conversion’s great appeal: the convert, though once a fanatic, has learned his lesson, and today’s belief is informed exclusively by a sober consideration of its merits.

Dec 292020
 

To treat such doctrines as pacifism and communism as errors is itself an error. One does not argue with pipe dreams, or refute impossibilities.

Dec 242020
 

We need not search for facts that confirm our opinions: all facts confirm our opinions.

Dec 042020
 

Once in a while evil triumphs because good men do nothing, but usually because they meddle in what is none of their damn business.