Thinking – Page 34 – 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 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.

Jan 252013

Philosophies, like sweaters, have stray threads, and if you yank on one persistently enough the whole thing unravels.

Jan 232013

How to Solve Problems

1. Ask if the problem exists.
2. Ask if it is not trivial.
3. Ask if you can do anything about it.
4. Ignore it.

Dec 262012

The more hands your opinions have passed through, the more likely you are to regard them as your own.

Nov 142012

Arguments from authority are rarely made by authorities.