Facts, like food, should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.
Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.
The contrarian attends most scrupulously to conventional wisdom.
We compensate for limited intelligence with bad memories.
Every logical fallacy is also a valid heuristic.
The two great metaphors for society in political philosophy have been machine and organism: thus the two for the individual have been cog and cell.
Better that X guilty men go free than one innocent man be convicted. Solve for X.
You can’t be a polymath without the math.
Every effort to know your own mind changes it, sometimes beyond recognition.
Doubt of the obvious engenders belief in the impossible.
Mental effort dwarfs all other costs.