Thinking

Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.
—Whitehead

Mar 212013
 

Only intellectuals confuse what they know with what they can articulate.

Feb 072013
 

Theory owes far more to practice than practice does to theory.

Jan 252013
 

Philosophies, like sweaters, have stray threads, and the whole thing unravels if you yank on one persistently.

Jan 232013
 

How to Solve Problems

1. Ask if the problem exists.
2. Ask if it is not trivial.
3. Ask if you can do anything about it.
4. Ignore it.

Dec 262012
 

The more hands your opinions have passed through, the more likely you are to regard them as your own.

Nov 142012
 

Arguments from authority are rarely made by authorities.