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.

Nov 202019

The cure for being in thrall to one bad idea, the reasonable moderate constantly assures us, is to be in thrall to several.

Nov 012019

Ideas spread when the people who hold them move, and perish when the people who hold them die.

Oct 102019

To read minds, don’t tell people their thoughts, supply them with better ones.

Jul 192019

Principle of Philosophic Parsimony: What would cause a lot of rethinking if it were true must be false.

Jul 042019

To be published in outlets of respectable opinion it is necessary to form respectable opinions.

Jun 202019

Bad people are a fertile and oft-neglected source of good ideas.

Jun 172019

It is natural to demand special consideration for your feelings if you can’t think.