Thinking Quotes

I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else

Lily Tomlin

When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking, on the other hand, makes progress from one place to another. ... The problem of life is to change worry into thinking, and anxiety into creative action.

Harold B. Walker

The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of re recognition, for old memories and old connection.

Lewis Thomas

Democracy is essentially anti-authoritarian--that is, it not only demands the right but imposes the responsibility of thinking for ourselves.

John Dryden

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.

Rick Warren

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.

William Wordsworth

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James

One always overcompensates for disabilities. I'm thinking of having my entire body surgically removed.

Douglas Adams

Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail.

Marva Collins

Men's thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through...whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.

Marquis de Vauvenargues

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.

Edward Gibbon

Where a man has a passion for meditating without the capacity of thinking, a particular idea fixes itself fast, and soon creates a mental disease

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Indecision has often given an advantage to the other fellow because he did his thinking beforehand.

Maurice Switzer

The biggest disease of the mind is over-thinking, especially too much thinking about others. Thinking too much is like eating too much. The heaviness makes it impossible to remain light and flexible.

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