if you torture the data enough, nature will always confess

I had no idea of industry and diligence till I saw Bekker’s collations. There is scarcely an author in Greek who he has not collated with MSS

an inevitable quantitative in­feriority easily looks like a qualitative weakness

not strikingly bad on each occasion, but cumulatively spoils a writer’s style

uncritical deference, at the level of theory, to quantities … the mumbo-jumbo of those latter-day astrologers who stem from Conjuror Bentham