Thinking – Page 8 – 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.

Feb 092022

If a discipline purports to be a science, yet has not produced a universal law to which all of its practitioners agree, it is just giving itself airs.

Dec 232021

Opinions are like sausages: if you know how they’re made they get harder to swallow.

Nov 152021

For heresy, like murder, there is no statute of limitations — not even centuries.

Nov 092021

Our thoughts run in loops, which we can hope only to make as long and deeply nested as possible.

Nov 042021

An idea traces its influence not from its origin, which is lost in time, but from the point when it becomes inescapable.

Oct 282021

The more a man doubts what he ought to believe, the more he believes what he ought to doubt.

Oct 042021

There is always an orthodoxy, as there is always a fish at the poker table, and if you can’t identify it then you believe it.