Superlatives have driven out comparatives, as bad money drives out good.
In the end, lies may be no match for truth, but no one knows, and the end is far, far away.
Things are not always what they seem, but that’s the way to bet.
Heidegger was not a bad philosopher because he became a Nazi. But he may have become a Nazi because he was a bad philosopher.
The East, the West, the classical and Christian, the medieval and modern, the peasantry, the proletariat, the bourgeoisie, the 18th, 19th, 20th century — what intellectual malfeasance shelters under the definite article!
The more you hope a story is true, the likelier it is to be false.
A theory of mind must account for the existence of theories of mind.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, not because it is subjective, but because it must be noticed.
Unambiguous instances of humans overriding their biology are scarce, and suicide, the most drastic, commands respect, if only on that score.
Of all avocations the grimmest must be politics. The one thing nobody seems to get out of it is fun.