Daniel Kahneman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old daniel kahneman quotes, daniel kahneman sayings, and daniel kahneman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We're blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We're not designed to know how little we know.     

Daniel Kahneman

We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.     

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Hindsight bias makes surprises vanish.     

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Psychologists really aim to be scientists, white-coat stuff, with elaborate statistics, running experiments.     

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People's mood is really determined primarily by their genetic make-up and personality, and in the second place by their immediate context, and only in the third and fourth place by worries and concerns and other things like that.     

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The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.     

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People exaggerate their confidence in their plans - something we call the planning fallacy... The existence of the plan tends to induce overconfidence.     

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Overconfidence is a powerful source of illusions, primarily determined by the quality and coherence of the story that you can construct, not by its validity.     

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Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.     

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Negotiations over a shrinking pie are especially difficult because they require an allocation of losses. People tend to be much more easygoing when they bargain over an expanding pie.     

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One of the major biases in risky decision making is optimism. Optimism is a source of high-risk thinking.     

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I think one of the major results of the psychology of decision making is that people's attitudes and feelings about losses and gains are really not symmetric. So we really feel more pain when we lose $10,000 than we feel pleasure when we get $10,000.     

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Jumping to conclusions is a safer sport in the world of our imagination than it is in reality.      

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The dominance of conclusions over arguments is most pronounced where emotions are involved.     

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The dominance of conclusions over arguments is most pronounced where emotions are involved.     

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People should be conscious of the large contribution made by anything that gets people together easily in the reduction of loneliness and emotional well-being.     

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A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.     

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