Mar 232016

The opposite of hypocrisy is overconfidence.

Mar 222016

War puts the pacific virtues to use, but peace can do nothing with the martial ones.

Mar 212016

The belief that one is entirely self-created has been possible only in a very few times and places. It is an accident of circumstance.

Mar 182016

Western religious and secular thought have finally converged on the idea that to be good it is necessary only to believe that you are.

Mar 172016

The fat man should never eat the last doughnut.

Mar 152016

If you publicize your mistakes, eventually someone will say they are remembered because you were right so often.

Mar 112016

Occasionally the operation succeeds but the patient dies; far more often it fails but the patient survives.