Thinking Quotes

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
All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.

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
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
Martin luthe - anything that one imagines of god apart from...
J. r. r. tolkien, the hobbit - his house was perfect, whether you liked food, or...

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.
Albert Einstein
Robert a. heinlein, starship troopers chapter 4 - violence, naked force, has settled more issues in...
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
Edward R. Murrow
The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.
Terry Pratchett, Eric
Big thinking precedes great achievement.
Wilfred Peterson
I always have a quotation for everything, it saves original thinking.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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
There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases it is the easiest thing of all to deceive ones self.
Demosthenes
The only comfort comes in thinking about how nice it was to know them, and how nice it was to brush against goodness for a season.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, August 5, 2003
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
Theodore Rubin
That orgy of wishful thinking that has passed for logic in the present century.
F. W. Lawvere
Thinking things has been done through the ages; knowing things remains to be done.
Author Unknown
Stubborness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.
Glen Beaman
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
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
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
Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
Hedrick Smith
Effective thinking consists of being able to arrive at the truth truth being defined as that which exists.
Calvin S. Hall
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 nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare
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 conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
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
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
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.
Pete Johnson
What used to be called liberal is now called radical, what used to be called radical is now called insane, what used to be called reactionary is now called moderate, and what used to be called insane is now called solid conservative thinking.
Tony Kushne
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
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
Christopher Morley
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
Dr. Jonas Salk
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
Thinking evil is making evil.
Friedrich Nietzsche