Everything – Page 10 – A book of aphorisms
Sep 282022

Moral philosophy warns us sternly against deriving ought from is, when it is far more common, and pernicious, to derive is from ought.

Sep 272022

To engage in morally dubious activities on a small scale, you have to pay off the local politicians and police. On a large scale it becomes necessary to endow chairs at Harvard.

Sep 262022

At every public lecture the audience, no matter how small, includes at least one member who doesn’t have a question, exactly, more like a comment.

Sep 232022

Crime is like most problems: you don’t need to know the cause to fix it.