"Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise"

  • Bertrand Russell, “The Philosophy of Logical Atomism” (Part of the full sentence)

Ooh, ignore my note about duplication - yours has a better citation than the previous appearance of the quote.

Rationality quotes: May 2010

by ata 10y1st May 20101 min read301 comments


This is our monthly thread for collecting these little gems and pearls of wisdom, rationality-related quotes you've seen recently, or had stored in your quotesfile for ages, and which might be handy to link to in one of our discussions.

  • Please post all quotes separately, so that they can be voted up/down separately.  (If they are strongly related, reply to your own comments.  If strongly ordered, then go ahead and post them together.)
  • Do not quote yourself.
  • Do not quote comments/posts on LW/OB.
  • No more than 5 quotes per person per monthly thread, please.