Thinking Quotes

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

The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important.
Milo Bloom
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
Ralph waldo emerson - a sect or party is an elegant incognito devised...
R. buckminster fuller, operating manual for spaceship earth, 1963 - of course, our failures are a consequence of many...

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
Edward Gibbon
Bill peterson, football coach - men, i want you just thinking of one word all...
The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
Albert Einstein
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Benjamin Disraeli
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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 conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Enzymes are things invented by biologists that explain things which otherwise require harder thinking.
Jerome Lettvin
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 things has been done through the ages; knowing things remains to be done.
Author Unknown
How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
David Joseph Schwartz
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
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
All dogmas perish the thinking mind, especially ones you agree with.
Adam Richardson
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Barry Switze
I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two - Thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.
Albert Einstein
There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full - On metamorphosis.
Martha Beck, O Magazine, Growing Wings, January 2004
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishfull thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.
Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers chapter 4
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
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
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
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
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
Thomas A. Edison
The general cry is against ingratitude, but the complaint is misplaced, it should be against vanity; none but direct villains are capable of willful ingratitude; but almost everybody is capable of thinking he hath done more that another deserves, while the other thinks he hath received less than he deserves.
Alexander Pope
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.
Stubborness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.
Glen Beaman
Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.
Bruce Lee
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
By always thinking unto them. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.
Sir Issac Newton, On how he made discoveries
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
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Zigla
If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.
George Orwell