Thinking Quotes

There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything both ways save us from thinking.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - Nothing.
Aesop, The Goose with the Golden Eggs

All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
Ralph Charell
George stanley mcgovern - the trouble was, all people saw on television...
Norse proverb, myth and meaning page 72 - the foolish man lies awake all night thinking of...

There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases; it is the easiest thing of all to deceive one? s self.
Demosthenes, Olynthiac
Albert einstein - i do not believe that civilization will be wiped...
The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.
Terry Pratchett, Eric
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes
I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought: What the hell good would that do?
Ronnie Shakes
Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
Havelock Ellis
Take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
Learning builds daily accumulation, but the prictice of Tao builds daily simplification. Simplify and simplify, until all contamination from relative, contridictory thinking is eliminated. Then one does nothing, yet nothing is left undone. One who wins the world does so by not meddling with it. One who meddles with the world loses it.
Lao - Tzu, Tao te Ching
On thinking about Hell, I gather My brother Shelley found it was a place Much like the city of London. I Who live in Los Angeles and not in London Find, on thinking about Hell, that it must be Still more like Los Angeles.
Bertolt Brecht
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of thingsbut there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.
James Carroll
No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.
Terry Goodkind
There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases it is the easiest thing of all to deceive ones self.
Demosthenes
There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Matthew Arnold
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
Hedrick Smith
The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.
Albert Schweitze
Things are neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
James W. Fulbright, March 27, 1964
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
Christopher Morley
Big thinking precedes great achievement.
Wilfred Peterson
A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking meant for others!
Donatien - Alphonse - Francois de Sade
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
Dr. Jonas Salk
All dogmas perish the thinking mind, especially ones you agree with.
Adam Richardson
Common - Sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues.
Archibald Cox
Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
Will Cuppy
Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.
Albert Szent - Gyorgi
Learning builds daily accumulation, but the practice of Tao builds daily simplification. Simplify and simplify, until all contamination from relative, contridictory thinking is eliminated. Then one does nothing, yet nothing is left undone. One who wins the world does so by not meddling with it. One who meddles with the world loses it.
Tao te Ching, 48. Lao - Tzu
As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big.
Donald J. Trump
I think it would be totally inappropriate for me to even contemplate what I am thinking about.
Don Mazankowski