Thinking – Page 26 – 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.

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.

Dec 262013

Common sense means you don’t know the heuristic.

Dec 232013

It is not unusual to despise a thinker explicitly and remain completely in his thrall.

Dec 162013

Mindfulness, n.   Non-judgmental focus on the sensations of the present moment; mindlessness.

Dec 032013

The principle of epistemic modesty does not imply that people in high places know what they’re doing; quite the contrary.

Nov 202013

The first rule of philosophy is to forget everything you think you know. The second is to forget everything you know.