Thinking Quotes

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
Stop thinking about your difficulties, whatever they are, and start thinking about God instead.
Emmet Fox

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]
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
Harold Fricklestein
Henry james,
Erik weihenmayer, blind rock climbe - people get trapped into thinking about just one...

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
Demosthenes, olynthiac - there is a great deal of wishful thinking in such...
All dogmas perish the thinking mind, especially ones you agree with.
Adam Richardson
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
Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
Hedrick Smith
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
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Barry Switze
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
Albert Einstein
Each generation writes off earlier errors as the result of bad thinking, of less able minds - - And then confidently embarks on making fresh errors of its own.
Michael Crichton, Prey
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
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
John Maynard Keynes
There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
Thinking, understanding, reasoning, willing, call not these Soul They are its actions, but they are not its essence.
Akhenaton
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education... We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Albert von Szent - Gyorgyi, in Irving Good, The Scientist Speculates (1962)
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things? but there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.
James Carroll, O Magazine, October 2002
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
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
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
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Albert Einstein
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Zigla
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
Ralph Charell
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
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
A. Bronson Alcott
Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink. Just so with the human mind. Let enough negative thoughts or improper thoughts get into the human mind and the person sinks just like a ship.
Alfred A. Montapert
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 The talking of the soul with itself.
Plato
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein
The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
Albert Einstein
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato
Today, if you are not confused, you are just not thinking clearly.
U. Pete