Science in Steps

We do not call engineering a failure if a bridge collapses.
Roscoe Pound

#twisdom #law #progress #science

Collective Judgment

The people are apt to deceive themselves in the abstract, but rarely in the specific.
Niccol├▓ Machiavelli

#twisdom #politics #philo

Living Opinion

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell

#twisdom #change #openness

Sustainable Change

Change your opinions, keep your principles; change your leaves, keep your roots.
Victor Hugo

#twisdom #change #growth

Economic Religion

What was called heresy in the Middle Ages is called communism today.
Thurman Arnold (1937)

#twisdom #econ #GreatDepression

Plato’s Last Tweet

You are an idea, man.
A.R.T.

#twisdom #Plato #philo

Fallibility’s Fruit

Science, like life, is active fallibility.
A.R.T.

#twisdom #ed #philo #science

Ideal Realism

We must make our what ought-to-be from our achievements rather than from our failures.
Roscoe Pound

#twisdom #law #progress

Birds in Spring

Who silences the birds can’t stop the spring.

Wer das Zwitschern verbietet, kann den Fr├╝hling dabei nicht verhindern.
@meta_bene

#twisdom #Friede #reverence #Ehrfurcht

Electoral Paradox

We despise politicians and revere elections.
David Van Reybrouck

#twisdom #politics #philo