Thinking Quotes

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
Enzymes are things invented by biologists that explain things which otherwise require harder thinking.
Jerome Lettvin

No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely re - Arranging their prejudices.
William James
William james - why should we think upon things that are lovely?...
Theodore rubin - the problem is not that there are problems. the...

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
George orwell - if people cannot write well, they cannot think...
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.
Alfred North Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematics (1911)
Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas.
George Crane
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
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
Creative thinking should be viewed as an essential supplement to, though not a replacement for, critical thinking.
Lloyd P. Provost & R. M. Sprout, Quality Progress [August 1996]
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
Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
Eric Butterworth
Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself.
Josiah Royce
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
Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.
Martin Luthe
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
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
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 nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.
Thucydides
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
Richard Whately
STRATEGY is; A style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring FUTURE SUCCESS.
Pete Johnson
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 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
Rarely do we find men who willingly to engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half - Baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free - Thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.
Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.
Pete Johnson
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
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Albert Einstein, Physics and Reality [1936]
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato
If faith cannot be reconciled with rational thinking, it has to be eliminated as an anachronistic remnant of earlier stages of culture and replaced by science dealing with facts and theories which are intelligible and can be validated.
Erich Fromm
There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases it is the easiest thing of all to deceive ones self.
Demosthenes
What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: Why is it so dark in here?
Terry Pratchett, Pyramids
Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.
Diana Rankin
Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl.
Bill Peterson, football coach
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
Horace
A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than about what others are saying, and we never listen when we are eager to speak.
Francois La Rochefoucauld