Thinking Out Of The Box Quotes

All the problems of the world could be settled if people were only willing to think. The trouble is that people very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

Albert Einstein

... and after having observed that she herself could never eat pine-apples, which were altogether unnatural productions, extorted by the force of artificial fire out of filthy manure, asked, with a faltering voice, if Mrs. Pickle was not of her way of thinking? This young lady, who wanted neither slyness nor penetration, at once divined her meaning, and replied, with seeming unconcern, that for her own part she should never repine if there was no pine-apple in the universe, provided she could indulge herself with the ...

Tobias Smollett

... "That's only his slyness. Look at him now." For the crocodile, thinking itself unobserved, was crawling slowly toward the bank of the river. When it reached the end of its tether and could go no farther, it lay down and, lifting its head, ...

A. W. Dimock

The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

Theodore Rubin

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

Thinking instead of acting is the number-one golf disease

Sam Snead

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

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