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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

Jun 222016
 

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

Jun 212016
 

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

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.

Apr 262016
 

I often need to hear what I say to know what I think.

Apr 132016
 

If you find an argument difficult to answer, it might be true.

Mar 182016
 

Western religious and secular thought have finally converged on the idea that to be good it is necessary only to believe that you are.