Thinking Quotes

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

Hunting is not a proper employment for a thinking man.

Joseph Addison

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.

Unknown

A racing mind that reacts sensitively to little things indicates thinking that has lost its spiritual strength. Meditation restores that power.

Unknown

I meditate and put on a rubber tire with three bottles of beer. Most of the time I just sit picking my nose and thinking

James Gould

Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.

Valdemar W. Setzer

And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?

Bill Bryson

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

Thomas Alva Edison

Faith is an oasis in the heart which can never be reached by the caravan of thinking

Kahlil Gibran

Electricity is the strain or tension set up by the two opposing desires of universal Mind thinking: the desire for balanced action and the desire for rest.

Walter Russell

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.

Brooks Atkinson

My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate; Very seldom do I start out that way; I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate

Willem de Kooning

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