Thinking – Page 11 – Everything


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.

Jan 232020

Utter dissociation of thought and action is normal; for its opposite we reserve special terms, like saint, or fanatic, or fool.

Jan 142020

Occam’s Razor accounts not for the world’s simplicity, but for our own.

Dec 182019

Reasoning to broad, correct conclusions is like beating the market: it happens, but not to you.

Nov 202019

The cure for being in thrall to one bad idea, the reasonable moderate constantly assures us, is to be in thrall to several.

Nov 012019

Ideas spread when the people who hold them move, and perish when the people who hold them die.

Oct 102019

To read minds, don’t tell people their thoughts, supply them with better ones.

Jul 192019

Principle of Philosophic Parsimony: What would cause a lot of rethinking if it were true must be false.