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The best defense of clever people against degeneracy is a simple lack of ambition.
Those who claim to know and those who claim to opine both think they are right. The difference is that the former are more decisive and defensive than the latter.
You say: “Attack me all you want, but don’t you dare say anything about my friends and family!” I hear: “Don’t you dare say anything about my friends and family—I know very well that you are speaking ill of me!”
No dining club has successfully demanded that its members kill and possibly die in its defense.
An argument a priori is a defense against any argument a posteriori, but an argument a posteriori is no attack against an a priori argument.
When procrastination strikes, productivity strikes back.
But it wouldn’t be called civilization if it weren’t constantly in need of defense.