Erring – Page 2 – Everything

Erring

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

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.

Nov 042020
 

If one predicts disaster, it is difficult not to be disappointed when it fails to materialize.

Oct 282020
 

There is an especially stubborn class of imbeciles, whose good grades and fluid prose induce them to regard the idea that they could be imbeciles as self-evidently absurd.

Oct 222020
 

A man at philosophy is like a cat up a tree: he can think his way into a lot more trouble than he can think his way out of.

Aug 282020
 

There is a surprising incuriosity about how one’s political opponents, apparently functioning humans, arrive at beliefs that will lead to the destruction of life on earth. Stupid and Evil are the popular theories of mind.

Aug 242020
 

Many false beliefs are instrumental, but no one holds them instrumentally.