Thinking – Page 30 – 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.

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 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.