The cure for being in thrall to one bad idea, the reasonable moderate constantly assures us, is to be in thrall to several.
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.
Ideas spread when the people who hold them move, and perish when the people who hold them die.
To read minds, don’t tell people their thoughts, supply them with better ones.
We play with words when we run out of thoughts.
All criticism is destructive, differing only in tact and degree.
Principle of Philosophic Parsimony: What would cause a lot of rethinking if it were true must be false.
To be published in outlets of respectable opinion it is necessary to form respectable opinions.
Bad people are a fertile and oft-neglected source of good ideas.
It is natural to demand special consideration for your feelings if you can’t think.
We search for truths, and find equilibria.