Dare to think for yourself.
If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.
I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Just thinking about a friend makes you want to do a happy dance, because a friend is someone who loves you in spite of your faults.
Short + Thinking quotes ⇑Short Quotes
If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.
Creative thinking is the best antidote for moods.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
All thinking men are atheists.
All thinking Quotes ⇑
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. A second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. A first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
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.
I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking
You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Man comes from a drop of semen and leaves as a piece of dust. He doesn't know when he came and he doesn't know when he's leaving, yet he walks on the earth thinking he knows everything.
The minute you get a religion you stop thinking. Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas.
I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is.
I think it's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Your mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.
Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.
It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
Ignorance is servitude, because as a man thinks, so he is; a man who does not think for himself and allows himself to be guided by the thought of another is like the beast led by a halter.
I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness.
Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.
In meditation, try to go beyond thinking. As long as thoughts enter the mind, you are functioning on the conscious level.
Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.
I try not to think. It interferes with being nuts
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.
I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently, I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.
Collective thinking is usually short-lived. We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.
The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn't that make life a story?
Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.
Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.
Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.
I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think something's not good enough, and I won't stop until I feel like I've made it. I'm never satisfied.
A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.
Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.
If you read one hour, then write two hours, think three hours, and meditate all the time.
To be ecstatic is not difficult. It is thinking that it is difficult that holds you apart from it. Never think of divine joy as distant from you, and it will be with you always.
I am no longer the wave of consciousness thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness. I am the ocean of Spirit that has become the wave of human life.
"I've been thinking Hobbes" "On a weekend?" "Well, it wasn't on purpose"
"Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking." "An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it."