Thinking Quotes

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

Perhaps, on the whole, embarrassment and perplexity are a kind of natural accompaniment to life and movement; and it is better to be driven out of your senses with thinking which of two things you ought to do than to do nothing whatever, and be utterly uninteresting to all the world.

Margaret Oliphant

Instead of trying to build newer and bigger weapons of destruction, we should be thinking about getting more use out of the ones we already have

Jack Handy

He ran like a mad thing into the night And the words in his mouth were stinking. By the time he had hurt his first white man He was no longer thinking. By the time he had hurt his fourth white man Rudolph Reed was dead. His neighbors gathered and kicked his corpse.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.

Dirk Benedict

The quality of his being one with the people, of having no artificial or natural barriers between him and them, made it possible for him to be a leader without ever being or thinking of being a dictator.

Frances Perkins

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