Thinking Quotes

One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.

Moliere

No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.

Ruth Benedict

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.

Lord Melbourne

If you want to "get in touch with your feelings," fine, talk to yourself. We all do. But if you want to communicate with another thinking human being, get in touch with your thoughts.

William Safire

A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues

Archibald Cox

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own.

Charles Scribner, Jr.

After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought, on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.

Edgar Allan Poe

Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth

Henry Louis Mencken

All these weddings, all these years, all that blasted salmon and Champagne and here I am on my own wedding day, and I am... eh... em... eh... still thinking.

Charles

Of course, this is the season to be jolly, but it is also a good time to be thinking about those who aren't.

Helen Valentine

The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it

Jim Fowler

Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - and nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country

Elvin Stackman

Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking.

Mason Cooley

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.

Ambrose Bierce

Fuzzy thinking leads to hesitancy in acting. Clear thinking makes it easier to act boldly and consistently.

Steve Pavlina

Those who talk about individuality the most are the ones who most object to deviation, and in a few years it may be the other way around. Some day everybody will just think what they want to think, and then everybody will probably be thinking alike; that

Andy Warhol

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise

Robert Martin

A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them.

Frank A. Clark

In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.

Donald Rumsfeld

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

Theodore Levitt

If I look confused it's because I'm thinking.

Samuel Goldwyn

Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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