Thinking Quotes

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
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke

Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
Theodore Rubin
Demosthenes - there is a great deal of wishful thinking in such...
Phillips brooks - the ideal life is in our blood and never will be...

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
David Joseph Schwartz
Lao - tzu, tao te ching - learning builds daily accumulation, but the...
Thinking, understanding, reasoning, willing, call not these Soul They are its actions, but they are not its essence.
Akhenaton
Apothegms to thinking minds are the seeds from which spring vast fields of new thought, that may be further cultivated, beautified, and enlarged.
James Ramsey
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
High living and high thinking are poles apart.
B. J. Gupta
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely re - Arranging their prejudices.
William James
There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
STRATEGY is; A style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring FUTURE SUCCESS.
Pete Johnson
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
Speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words.
William Shakespeare
If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.
George Orwell
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
Stubborness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.
Glen Beaman
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare
Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
Hedrick Smith
I always have a quotation for everything - - It saves original thinking.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.
Pete Johnson
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
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 spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.
Albert Schweitze
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
A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues.
Archibald Cox
I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.
Joan Rivers
Diversity the art of thinking independently together.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
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
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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 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
Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl.
Bill Peterson, football coach
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.
All the problems of the world could be settled if people were only willing to think. The trouble is that people very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
Thomas J. Watson
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.
Martin Luthe