Some Thoughts From Various Authors On Critical Thinking

“Nothing is more conductive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.”

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”

Christopher Hitchens

“Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system.”

Miguel Ruiz

“The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.”

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“Philosophy ought to question the basic assumptions of the age. Thinking through, critically and carefully, what most of us take for granted is, I believe, the chief task of philosophy, and the task that makes philosophy a worthwhile activity.”

Peter Singer


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