Posts tagged “quote”

A Long Habit

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right. Tom Paine, 1737-1809 Read more

21 May 2017


Excellent Foppery

This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,–often the surfeit of our own behavior,–we make guilty of our... Read more

25 April 2012


Man's Original Virtue

Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was... Read more

10 April 2012


Begin Taking Action

Begin taking action now, while being neurotic or imperfect or a procrastinator or unhealthy or lazy or any other label by which you inaccurately describe... Read more

02 April 2012


Charles Chilton Moore

Fifteen hundred years ago, Constantine, who murdered his own wife and children, started the Christian religion. From that day to this that religion has been... Read more

16 February 2012



Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant... Read more

04 February 2012


Discreet Sheep

We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove. We have two opinions: one private,... Read more

03 February 2012



No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their... Read more

29 January 2012


No Silver Bullet

The hardest part of the software task is arriving at a complete and consistent specification, and much of the essence of building a program is... Read more

07 January 2012


Why I am an Agnostic

When I became convinced that the Universe is natural – that all the ghosts and gods are myths, there entered into my brain, into my... Read more

18 December 2011