Thinking


“A conscience is what feels bad when everything else feels so good.” – Steven Wright
“A lot of people hide behind math, even if their thinking is not very precise.” – C. K. Prahalad
“A meeting is a refuge from the dreariness of labor and the loneliness of thought.” – Bernard Baruch
“An expert doesn’t think. He knows.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
“Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.” – Leonardo daVinci
“A touch of anarchy is in every thinking man’s heart when societal institutions operate with impunity, infallibility and unimpeachable authority.” – James Fischer
“Facts are useful because they give the conscious mind something to do while the emotions decide what’s true” – Dale Dauten
“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein
“I believe that there is such a thing as objective truth, but a lot of people have an objective truth that differs from mine.” – Cynthia Tucker
“If I had an hour to save the world, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute finding solutions” – Albert Einstein
“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor” – Albert Einstein
“If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you. If you really make them think, they’ll hate you.” – Don Marquis
“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” – Socrates
“Information is information, not energy or matter” – Norbert Wiener
“Intellectual understanding blocks empathy” – Marshall Rosenberg
“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” – Peter Kay
“Knowledge is what you get just after you need it.”
“Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position which stands out sharply and clearly from prevailing opinion.” – Martin Luther King
“Neither can embellishment of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” – Benjamin Disraeli
“No one has ever failed to find the facts they are looking for.” – Peter Drucker
“One of the great tragedies of life is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of brutal facts.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Our old arrogant, egotistical nature (continuously) seeks out sustaining agreement with itself and its distorted opinions.” – William Samuel
“So long as people think in fragmented ways they will act similarly” – Peter Senge
“Structured, logical thinking is a hindrance to creativity.” – Michael Michalko
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.” – Bertrand Russell
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein
“The mind’s job is to prove that it’s right (no matter what the cost).” – Byron Katie
“The purpose of a book is to serve as an axe for the frozen sea within us.” – Franz Kafka
“The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning” – Erich Fromm
“There are no facts; there are only interpretations” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“The scientist of today thinks deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” – Nikola Tesla
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” – Terry Pratchett
“Theory is fine in theory, but in practice, practice is better.” – Unknown
“Think twice before you speak, and then you may be able to say something more insulting than if you spoke right out at once.” – Evan Esar
“We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
“We tend to define “rude” less by the words used (what is said) than by the status of the recipient (to whom it is addressed)” – Nassim Taleb
“Why waste time learning when ignorance is instantaneous?” – Hobbes
“Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.” – Picasso

  1. February 15, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I can’t seem to find the “like”but so I am forced to make a comment instead!

    I do enjoy your website. I like the way you perceive the world 🙂

    Lorraine

  2. February 15, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I actually meant “like” button – not but 🙂

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