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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

Mar 242014
 

The less a discipline resembles mathematics, the less likely a clever theory is to be true.

Mar 112014
 

If you wish to make a belief disappear, don’t waste your time demonstrating that it is an illusion. Demonstrate that it makes you fat.

Feb 242014
 

Credulity is fixed: doubting something obvious just clears space for believing something foolish.

Feb 212014
 

In every discipline the foundations come last; in most of them we still don’t know what they are.

Feb 032014
 

The critique is usually pertinent, the positive program disastrous.

Jan 302014
 

One ought to reorganize one’s opinions at least as often as one’s closets.

Jan 292014
 

People should do their own thinking no more than they should do their own plumbing.

Jan 172014
 

Great thinkers are usually better understood by their detractors than their admirers.

Jan 082014
 

Most people, on most matters, are not, in fact, entitled to an opinion.