Quotes: thinking

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  • Wilferd Arlan Peterson
    Wilferd Arlan Peterson
    American author 1900-1995
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    Big thinking precedes great achievement.
  • Thinking is good, but excessive thinking is not. Between thoughts if there is a period of thoughtlessness, thoughts will be fresh and pathbreaking. A thinker will be able to cultivate a strain of healthy thoughts only when he pays attention to thoughtlessness also.
    Source: Thought at Sunrise (2007)
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    A great many
    people think they are thinking when they are rearranging their prejudices.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
  • Barbara de Angelis
    Barbara de Angelis
    American relationship consultant, lecturer and author 1951-
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    A man's brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women's brain does.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
  • John Barrymore
    John Barrymore
    American actor 1882-1942
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    I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
  • Andrew Young
    Andrew Young
    Amercan activisit and minister 1932-
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    I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.
  • In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
  • Alice Hoffman
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    Mothers always find ways to fit in the work - but then when you're working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you're with your children, you're thinking about working.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
  • Harry Mathews
    Harry Mathews
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    Syntax and vocabulary are overwhelming constraints - the rules that run us. Language is using us to talk -we think we're using the language, but language is doing the thinking, we're its slavish agents.
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