Theory owes far more to practice than practice does to theory.
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.
One of truth’s greatest enemies is collegiality.
Much wisdom lies on the verge of sense.
Philosophies, like sweaters, have stray threads, and the whole thing unravels if you yank on one persistently.
How to Solve Problems
1. Ask if the problem exists.
2. Ask if it is not trivial.
3. Ask if you can do anything about it.
4. Ignore it.
Gore your own ox.
Where ideas compete freely, the prettiest win.
The more hands your opinions have passed through, the more likely you are to regard them as your own.
Arguments from authority are rarely made by authorities.
Get-rich-quick schemes do less harm than get-wise-quick ones.