Thinking Quotes

In this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, he tends to become a mere thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a supermodel.

Astrid Alauda

Thinking about suicide is a potent consolation: it helps us to get through many a bad night.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Time and thinking tame the strongest grief.

English proverb

Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gongthese are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.

Winston Churchill

Stubborness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.

Glen Beaman

Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.

Fortune Cookie

Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.

Amos Bronson Alcott

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

William Shakespeare

Most of us have, in some area or other of our thinking, improper habits of evaluation. For this, society itself is to blame: most societies systematically encourage, concerning certain topics, the habitual confusion of symbols with things symbolized.

SI Hayakawa

When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and clear thinking can begin.

Cyril Connolly

Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.

Lewis Mumford

I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else.

K. Eric Drexler

Totalitarian rule marks the sharpest contrast imaginable with political rule, and ideological thinking is an explicit and direct challenge to political thinking.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick
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