Erring – Page 4 – Everything


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

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.

Jul 312020

If you think you would rather be right and despised than wrong and beloved, you are wrong.

Jul 102020

It requires only belief in a few fashionable ideas to make the world a place of endless wonder and constant surprise.