Thinking Quotes

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
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
Lyndon B. Johnson

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
Albert Einstein, Telegram, 24 May 1946
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
James carroll - we spend most of our time and energy in a kind of...
Andrew schneide - i feel like i can handle a lot of things. i can...

Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - - And nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country.
Elvin Stackman
William fullbright - we must dare to think about unthinkable things...
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
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Zigla
I always have a quotation for everything, it saves original thinking.
Dorothy L. Sayers
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Benjamin Disraeli
The foolish man lies awake all night Thinking of his many problems; When the morning comes he is worn out And his trouble is just as it was.
Norse Proverb, Myth and Meaning page 72
All dogmas perish the thinking mind, especially ones you agree with.
Adam Richardson
Enzymes are things invented by biologists that explain things which otherwise require harder thinking.
Jerome Lettvin
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Matthew Arnold
To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.
Sydney Smith
There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all.
William Hart Coleridge
A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking meant for others!
Donatien - Alphonse - Francois de Sade
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
John Maynard Keynes
He had the entertainment of thinking that if he had for that moment stopped the clock it was to promote the next minute this still livelier motion.
Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Eighth, Chapter 2
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
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
Sir William Bragg
As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling Sometimes it seemed that way.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.
Albert Einstein, (attributed)
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore Harold White
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
Effective thinking consists of being able to arrive at the truth truth being defined as that which exists.
Calvin S. Hall
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
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
If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.
George Orwell
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
Orthodoxy means not thinking - - Not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
George Orwell, 1984
I believe a very large majority of church goers are merely unthinking, slumbering worshipers of an unknown God.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: Why is it so dark in here?
Terry Pratchett, Pyramids
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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
STRATEGY is; A style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring FUTURE SUCCESS.
Pete Johnson