Contents of W:
Blame someone else and get on with your life.
The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.
(1221—1284), Spanish king
If I had been present at creation, I would have given some helpful hints.
A clash of doctrines is not a disaster it is an opportunity.
A man really writes for an audience of about ten persons. Of course if others like it, that is clear gain. But if those ten are satisfied, he is content.
All the world over and at all times there have been practical men, absorbed in irreducible and stubborn facts; and at all times there have been men of philosophical temperament, who have been absorbed in the weaving of general principles.
Although a man may not think of anything new after he is sixty, he often finds new ways to use what he already knows.
Dogmatic common sense is the death of philosophic adventure.
I am suggesting that a good many of the people, including prominent ones, who are now regarded as scientists are really little more than technicians. Only once in a while do we get a really swagger scientist.
In formal logic, a contradiction is a signal of a defeat; but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress towards a victory. This is one great reason for the utmost toleration of variety of opinion.