Thinking – Page 4 – 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.

Jun 292021

There’s no point in having opinions unless at least a few of them are indefensible.

Jun 142021

The Fundamental Law of Fashion states that what becomes popular must be abandoned: thus the government and press must be trusted, now that everyone distrusts them.

Apr 192021

The world is run by smart people’s ideas, in stupid people’s versions.

Apr 132021

If you think, you might not act, and if you don’t act, how can you be an activist?

Feb 262021

There is a certain type of purveyor of ideas, too stupid to be anything but candid, which makes him useful, like the canary in a coal mine.

Feb 182021

Every attack in the history of thought on the possibility of knowledge has been in service of beliefs that knowledge, were it possible, would immediately expose as false.

Feb 162021

The Opinion-Censors, who tell us what we must think, persuade only the dullest. The Topic-Censors, who tell us what we must think about, pass largely unnoticed. It is the Method-Censors, living and dead, who tell us how we must think, who hold us all hopelessly in their thrall.