Thinking Quotes

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
Edward Gibbon
No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James
Jerome lettvin - enzymes are things invented by biologists that...
Diana rankin - instead of thinking about where you are, think...

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke
Alfred korzybski - there are two ways to slide easily through life;...
Over - Seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.
Michael J. Gel
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
I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
Henry David Thoreau
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
William James
Thinking evil is making evil.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The third - Rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second - Rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first - Rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
A. A. Milne
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.
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
John Maynard Keynes
The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.
Albert Schweitze
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
Theodore Rubin
Speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words.
William Shakespeare, "Othello", Act 3 scene 3
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
The trouble was, all people saw on television were a few of my outspoken supporters out front and they came away thinking that was me.
George Stanley McGovern
That everybody is allowed to learn to read spoileth in the long run not only writing but thinking.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth - Only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
Clive Staples Lewis
Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl.
Bill Peterson, football coach
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
Harold Fricklestein
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story - Telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
The aim of education must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.
Albert Einstein
Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.
Martin Luthe
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Zigla
The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing - - where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger, which he knows that he was meant and made to do.
Phillips Brooks
Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself.
Josiah Royce
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - - And nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country.
Elvin Stackman
A good listener is usually thinking about something else.
Kin Hubbard
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech during 1952 Presidential Campaign
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
John M. Keynes
Negative thinking is always expensive - - Dragging us down mentally, emotionally, and physically - - Hence I refer to any indulgence in it as a luxury.
Peter McWilliams
Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
Hedrick Smith
Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.
R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963
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