Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Quote: On Thinking

"There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking."

- Alfred Korzybski


Brena said...

This doesn't invalidate anything Korzybski says, but his quote is nearly the same as Henri Poincare's on page 1 of "Science and Hypothesis” thirty or more years earlier:

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions, each of which absolves us of our responsibility for thinking."

Brian said...

I think I like Poincare's better.

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