An idea both novel and interesting is almost surely wrong.
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.
Fear, uncertainty, and doubt look like sound epistemic principles to me.
You can talk a man into anything, as long as there’s nothing you have to talk him out of.
Pedantry begins as a parasite on fastidiousness, and eventually destroys its host.
What is most original is least influential, for we are influenced only by what we can assimilate.
Ideas need not stand continuous duty, like sentries; you can abandon one without another fresh and ready to take its place.
If only thought were conserved like matter, if lost thoughts were transmuted instead of vanishing forever.
When a philosopher says that you have denied the metaphysical nature of something he means that you have explained it.
Less likely that it is complicated than that you are simple.
Knowledge is to have a hammer; wisdom is to recognize what’s not a nail.