Monday, May 02, 2005

Thinking Quotes

  ~G.C. Lichtenberg The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.  ~Albert Einstein Brain, n.  An apparatus with which we think that we think.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary At a certain age some people's minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat.  ~William Lyon Phelps No amount of energy will take the place of thought.  A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.  ~Henry Van Dyke Tell your friends not to think aloud Until they swallow. ~Nickelback, "Leader of Men," The State A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.  There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor  ~Victor Hugo Sometimes I think and other times I am.  ~Paul Valéry, Variété: Cantiques spirituels, 1924 Few minds wear out; more rust out.  ~Christian N. Bovee Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.  ~John Erskine Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Men can live without air a few minutes, without water for about two weeks, without food for about two months - and without a new thought for years on end.  ~Kent Ruth The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.  ~John Locke, 16 May 1699 Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.  ~George Savile, Marquess de Halifax, Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action.  Twice would have been quite enough.  ~Confucius, Analects Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew.  They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers, and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming.  But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking.  ~Steve Allen What luck for rulers, that men do not think.  ~Adolph Hitler Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death.  Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit.  Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid.  Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.  ~Bertrand Russell [Thinking is] what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.  ~William James For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.  ~Luther Burbank How wonderful that we have met with a paradox.  Now we have some hope of making progress.  ~Niels Bohr You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.  ~Author Unknown He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.  ~William Drummond, Academical Questions Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.  ~Howard Mumford Jones Related Quotations: Logic,  Mind Page Information: document.write(LastUpdate())                              


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