People will cheerfully confess ignorance of a topic and reject indignantly the suggestion that it might debar them from an opinion.
Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
All metaphors are wrong; some metaphors are useful.
The Dunning-Kruger effect is especially pronounced in people who know what the Dunning-Kruger effect is.
Ideologies must be classed not by what they intend to build but by what they intend to destroy.
Where some has failed, more rarely succeeds.
People are confused; it does not follow that the universe is paradoxical.
Often we think ourselves into not just error but the opposite of the truth.
Most problems are imaginary, and many real problems can be solved by redirecting the attention devoted to the imaginary ones.
When you have eliminated all other possible explanations, the one that remains, however unlikely, must be that you missed something.
The heretic is not punished for error: he is punished for heresy.