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

Aug 052016
 

Inspiration only dramatizes thought for those who cannot think. Physical laws do not come from falling apples, or poems from opium dreams.

Aug 042016
 

What makes a fool? The gap between what he knows and what he thinks he knows — in short, opinions.

Jul 292016
 

Any idiot can have a good idea; it takes a genius to recognize one.

Jun 242016
 

List, and the world lists with you; abstract, and you abstract alone.

Jun 222016
 

You can talk a man out of an idea he is happy with only by making him unhappy with it.

Jun 212016
 

It is not bad faith but only good manners to make, not the case that convinces me, but the one that I think will convince you.

Jun 012016
 

One must think very well to improve on not thinking at all.

May 272016
 

It must be easier to fix the world than it is to fix a dishwasher; there are so many more people who know how.

May 052016
 

An accurate thinker is right: a fertile one is interesting when wrong.