Thinking – Page 32 – 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.

May 072013

Small men flee from a generalization like small animals from a sudden noise — it might not mean danger, but why take a chance?

May 032013

Nothing so distresses the disciple as the master changing his mind.

Apr 172013

More is lost in translation from thought to page than from one language to another.

Apr 152013

Bad to take obscurity for profundity: worse to take clarity for shallowness.

Apr 082013

Profundities are often equivocations — trivially true in one sense, obviously false in another, and deep and subtle only if you do not choose.

Mar 212013

Only intellectuals confuse what they know with what they can articulate.

Feb 072013

Theory owes far more to practice than practice does to theory.