Erring – Page 3 – Everything


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

May 282021

When bemoaning all that you should know, but do not, spare a thought for all that you should not know, but do.

May 062021

When I was young, I regarded argument as a path to truth, later as a harmless vice, and finally as a positive plague.

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.