Everything – Page 30 – A book of aphorisms
Feb 282020
 

The good reader blames himself first for obscurity, and to punish this habit with nonsense is worse than bad writing: it is depraved conduct.

Feb 262020
 

Though modern society generally punishes stupidity, it allows certain specialized forms of it, often confused with intelligence, to flourish.

Feb 252020
 

Many academic fields are barren, most because there are no truths to discover, not a few because the practitioners are too dull to discover them.

Feb 202020
 

The sum of human knowledge spread before you like a banquet, free, at the touch of a screen, and with everything to choose from, you attend to — each other.

Feb 192020
 

Everybody complains about getting older, but nobody does anything about it.