Say it again, Sam

Smart (or dumb) sayings get stuck in our head... is that the accumulation of wisdom? Sometimes we even come up with them ourselves. Keeping the good stuff and removing the fluff is how we build up our own Weltanschauung. Here are some of the things that have made it through my filter.

They are “arranged” in a sort of merge of two orders: the order in which I read them, and the order in which they were published. In addition, I have factored out a few recurring themes. But themes are so cross-cutting that even hypertext can’t really get them all sorted and factored. Progress continues.

Explaining a Great Truth

I used to be dubious of this idea, but here are two examples:

And another example pair:

Nobody Could Have Seen It Coming

It’s ignorance (or mendacity) to say “nobody did.” True hubris to say “nobody could have.”

They Did See It Coming

Forgetting the Past


Confidence and Doubt


The Human Condition

On Writing

A. Solzhenitsyn

And these are just from one work...

Ayn Rand

new! Winning & Losing

new! The Gender “Battle”

new! My Bons Mots

Not that great, but I want to remember them

new! Philosophy

new! Owning the Libs

The General Collection

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