Thinking – Page 24 – 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.

Dec 112014

The serial disciple is often mistaken for an independent thinker.

Dec 092014

Facts, like food, should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.

Dec 082014

The contrarian attends most scrupulously to conventional wisdom.

Dec 042014

We compensate for limited intelligence with bad memories.

Nov 212014

Every logical fallacy is also a valid heuristic.

Nov 102014

The two great metaphors for society in political philosophy have been machine and organism: thus the two for the individual have been cog and cell.

Oct 152014

Better that X guilty men go free than one innocent man be convicted. Solve for X.

Jun 162014

Every effort to know your own mind changes it, sometimes beyond recognition.

Jun 122014

Doubt of the obvious engenders belief in the impossible.