Thinking Quotes

Harold fricklestein - a conclusion is the place where you got tired of...
There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases it is the easiest thing of all to deceive ones self.

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech during 1952 Presidential Campaign
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.
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
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Albert Einstein, Physics and Reality [1936]

Edward r. murrow - a great many people think they are thinking when...
Phaedrus - the mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it...
That everybody is allowed to learn to read spoileth in the long run not only writing but thinking.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.
Albert Schweitze
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - - And nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country.
Elvin Stackman
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein
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
Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking and now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.
Ronald Reagan
If you think that you can think about a thing, inextricably attached to something else, without thinking of the thing it is attached to, then you have a legal mind.
Henry C. Blinn
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Albert Einstein
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
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
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
I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
Albert Einstein
To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
Thinking evil is making evil.
Friedrich Nietzsche
There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases; it is the easiest thing of all to deceive one? s self.
Demosthenes, Olynthiac
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
Dr. Jonas Salk
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
Take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: Why is it so dark in here?
Terry Pratchett, Pyramids
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
Albert Einstein, Telegram, 24 May 1946
I feel like I can handle a lot of things. I can handle a parasitic infection and separating lesions, arterial sclerosis. But this stuff... I just want to go through life thinking people are happy, naive as that may sound.
Andrew Schneide
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts.
John Dewey
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore Harold White
Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
Havelock Ellis
Speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words.
William Shakespeare
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Zigla
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