1 It may be a great benefit to be a jack of all trades and a master of none. The specialist bores one very deep hole, the generalist knows how the holes relate to each other. Which is why so many discoveries are made by men of breadth, and few by men of depth.
2 Education increases the ability of competent people; in incompetent people it removes what native wit they had and replaces it with second hand notions.
3 If we lived our life in accordance with the evidence and the probabilities it would be very different. And very dull
4 To change a man’s mind from white to black it is only necessary to interpose enough shades of grey.
5 We are not flattered by compliments about qualities we know we possess, only about those we hope we possess.