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 282013
 

The conclusions of philosophy are both true and interesting; but what is true is not interesting, and what is interesting is not true.

Aug 232013
 

Any discipline that aspires to predict the future must first predict the past.

Aug 222013
 

They laughed at Edison, they laughed at Fulton, and they laughed at every hopeless crackpot.

Aug 132013
 

The cliché is not the hackneyed phrase, but the hackneyed train of thought of which it is the natural product.

Aug 022013
 

Certain ideas are so corrosive that they eat through even themselves.

Jul 262013
 

The parable of the drunk looking for his keys under the street lamp, where the light is better, explains vast swaths of intellectual history.