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 032020
 

Schopenhauer remarked that every country derides the customs and habits of other countries, and every country is correct: this is a principle with wide application.

Jul 222020
 

Those who cannot judge what to believe must resort to whom.

Jul 142020
 

Thinking, like plumbing, is something we rarely do for ourselves; but no one imagines that he does his own plumbing.

Jul 072020
 

If your thoughts seem banal to you, it may be because you have lived with them for a long time and grown used to them, or it may be because they are.

May 222020
 

Just as there are ideas so mad that you must be clever to believe them, so there is behavior so weird that you must be clever to engage in it.

May 062020
 

A man’s belief system is a miracle of construction, apparently rickety and jerry-built, yet sturdy enough to withstand the introduction of a new fact or idea without being altered or disturbed.