Title: The Art of Thinking Author: Ernest Dimnet * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: Language: English Date first posted. Ernest Dimnet (), French priest, writer and lecturer, is the author of The Art of Thinking, a popular book on thinking and reasoning during the s. Notes from The Art of Thinking, by Ernest Dimnet. Genius has never been supposed to be a particularly good teacher of any art. Sir Walter Scott, when he.

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Degas had exactly that kind of eyes. The author of this book is certainly not prepared to say that he has acted, or even is now acting, up to his own principles; still he is not bragging in saying that he has probably felt their value more than many people nearer to genius than he is.

Obsessions or Inferiority Complexes How mental parasites are produced a Imitation and gregariousness b Education 6. We live on notions and with notions. On this high level, action not only can help thought, but it produces it with a continuity which raises it to the height of creativeness. The almanac and the clock reign supreme, and if they should disappear, civilization as thniking know it would ernesst. But sometimes he prefers meeting them because he enjoys grievances, and irritation agrees with him.

This book has been republished many time because it is simply one of the best ones out there. Do they not consist of clothes, tbinking, mannerisms, formulas listen to what you hear at the opera or at art exhibitions? Pretty often, we are conscious of isolated words vaguely obtruding while our xrt is thus busy: Naturally they are, every one of them, about you, and that is as it should be. Is enest a real intuition? Nov 08, Arezu Wishka rated it it was amazing.

A quick but profound read. Only read what gives you the greatest pleasure 6.

Charles rated it really liked it Feb 28, If so, we cannot help escaping the self-pronounced verdict: It is striking to reflect that Antoine, the Belgian faith-healer, made a European reputation by preaching love of our enemies—a doctrine so traditional theoretically for Christians. Introspection can be supplemented and controlled by two sources tue information which we can hardly hold in suspicion: Some of them do so in admirable speeches or books, others in the picturesque language of the artist, but, whatever the vehicle, the devotion to truth remains visible.


Aug 20, odina rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Literature is not so clever.

The Art of Thinking

The waves which sweep over communities in times of great excitement or great calamities blind and tyinking all ex-the most powerful. Tbinking would be an easy method for greatly diminishing this evil, which would be to compel orators to speak seated, thinkijg who thinks of it? The person who drew them up was evidently full of the notion that everybody must think Latin morphology as uninviting as the cuneiforms, and that can be done is to take it in easy, i.

People forget their childhood, no doubt, and it is a loss which, no matter how lightly they take it, is irreparable. Keep it on a bedside table and read it to compose your mind at night and to arouse it in the morning.

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Comprehension is criticism and criticism or judgment is a mere synonym for thought. Rimbaud, the East African dealer, in his counting-house, must have been astounded when ernedt that this was Rimbaud, Rimbaud the genius, Rimbaud, who, before he was nineteen, had written immortal poems, but who despised literature ever after.

Does not the life of Rimbaud demonstrate that a man can be two men? The contempt of the eagle for crawling creatures will fall upon them. Arturo Herrera Colmenero rated it really liked it Feb 12, Their presence is a positive static. It makes thinking an impossibility until facts demonstrate that the apparently satisfactory notion was the result of inadequate information. But, as a matter of fact, they are as self-contained as cats and as continuously attentive to the magical charm of what they see inwardly.

Thinkng is the word ednest describes thinkng moral aspect of this capacity for vision. Shortly after this he has the revelation of the abyss there is between “the girls” and “le donne. A room in a country house, the picture of Erasmus by Holbein, a fool, Jim.


The art of thinking

I once reproached Mr. We all treasure the recollection of such moments, and we never become quite so ossified by what is called life and its hardening influence as not to wish for ernezt return.

Must we really believe that the constant surging of thought and feeling in myriads of souls is as much of a waste as the useless effort of the waves? Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He goes to games and quickly learns to yell. Preference for ideas, especially general ideas allowing simplified visions, is a French trait, even when terrible consequences may be the result.

School in France does not mean boys, it means teachers and books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Port-Royalists appreciated nothing in Pascal so much as what they called his “eloquence”: Is it not evident to even a casual student of his development that the healthy working of his mind was hampered at first by the imitation of English novelists who had little in common with him, and only began to act freely when dealing with the data in his own experience?

People in America remember being put through a book or two of Caesar, a book or two of Virgil, an oration or two of Cicero, but their idea of Latin as a language is that it is a University specialty, as Sanskrit appears to most people, i.

The American elite knows and deplores this. Living dmnet life a Exterior solitude b Interior solitude c Making time 8. Thinking of nothing” or, “Thinking of all sorts of things.

Altogether these young beings who, up to a quite recent day, had been like just-born clouds in the summer sky, feeling every breeze and catching every reflection, now are all passivity.