Thinking Quotes

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
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare

Kin hubbard - a good listener is usually thinking about...
Sir issac newton, on how he made discoveries - by always thinking unto them. i keep the subject...
A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no future.
Henry M. Wriston
Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
Havelock Ellis

Friedrich nietzsche, thus spake zarathustra - that everybody is allowed to learn to read...
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
Dr. Jonas Salk
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.
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
Ralph Charell
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of thingsbut 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
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Zigla
Orthodoxy means not thinking - Not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
George Orwell, 1984
The main thing is you and I should exist, and that we should be you and I. Apart from that let everything go as it likes. The best order of things to my way thinking, is the one I was meant to be part of, and to hell with the most perfect of worlds if I am not in it. I would rather exist, even as an impudent argufier, than not exist at all.
Jean - Francois Rameau
Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.
Martin Luthe
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James
Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl.
Bill Peterson, football coach
Today, if you are not confused, you are just not thinking clearly.
U. Pete
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
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
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
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
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely re - Arranging their prejudices.
William James
No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
I think it would be totally inappropriate for me to even contemplate what I am thinking about.
Don Mazankowski
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
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
What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: Why is it so dark in here?
Terry Pratchett, Pyramids
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
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
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 bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Jerry Seinfeld
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)
No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.
Terry Goodkind
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
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Albert Einstein, Physics and Reality [1936]
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
Edward R. Murrow
Speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words.
William Shakespeare
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
Horace