Thinking – Page 28 – 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.

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.

Jul 102013

The modern mind will countenance any explanation for what you say except that you believe it.

Jun 252013

First you do not write what you think, then you do not say what you think, and finally you do not think what you think.