Thinking – Page 23 – 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.

Sep 242015

Humans think as women preach — not well, but one is surprised to find it done at all.

Sep 092015

The force of an analogy lies in the similarity; the point lies in the difference.

Aug 192015

To follow your heart is exactly what people who are skilled at manipulating your emotions want you to do.

Aug 032015

We rarely absorb ideas; they settle on us, like dust or ash.

Jul 282015

There is no point in arguing over premises, which are assumed, or conclusions, which are contained in the premises.

Jul 142015

Stupidity at an immense age becomes instrumental rationality, just as crime on an immense scale becomes statecraft.

Jun 222015

One certainty is often exchanged for another, doubt for certainty occasionally, certainty for doubt almost never.