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. Daniel Kahneman
Hindsight bias makes surprises vanish. Daniel Kahneman
Psychologists really aim to be scientists, white-coat stuff, with elaborate statistics, running experiments. Daniel Kahneman
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. Daniel Kahneman
The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained. Daniel Kahneman
People exaggerate their confidence in their plans - something we call the planning fallacy... The existence of the plan tends to induce overconfidence. Daniel Kahneman
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. Daniel Kahneman
Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance. Daniel Kahneman
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. Daniel Kahneman
One of the major biases in risky decision making is optimism. Optimism is a source of high-risk thinking. Daniel Kahneman
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. Daniel Kahneman
Jumping to conclusions is a safer sport in the world of our imagination than it is in reality. Daniel Kahneman
The dominance of conclusions over arguments is most pronounced where emotions are involved. Daniel Kahneman
The dominance of conclusions over arguments is most pronounced where emotions are involved. Daniel Kahneman
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. Daniel Kahneman
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. Daniel Kahneman
It's a wonderful things to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient. Daniel Kahneman
A large portion of the weekend effects is explained by differences in the amount of time spent with friends or family between weekends and weekdays. Daniel Kahneman
Money does not buy you happiness, but lack of money certainly buys you misery. Daniel Kahneman
The brains of humans and other animals contain a mechanism that is designed to give priority to bad news. Daniel Kahneman