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


  1. Brena March 15, 2009

    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.”

  2. Brian March 15, 2009

    I think I like Poincare’s better.