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What we think

  • “What we think, we become.”
    – Buddha quotes
  • “Thought is action in rehearsal”
    – Author Unknown
  • “Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting”
    – Edmund Burke
  • “No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. “
    – Terry Josephson
  • “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”
    – Winnie the Pooh
  • “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
    – Soren Kierkegaard
  • “Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
    – John F. Kennedy
  • “The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.”
    – Will Durant
  • “Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.”
    – Alan Alda
  • “Our minds are lazier than our bodies. “
    – François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1678
  • “Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest.”
    – Author Unknown
  • “Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once a week.”
    – George Bernard Shaw
  • “Belief is when someone else does the thinking.”
    – Buckminster Fuller, 1972
  • “Irons rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks, 1508
  • “Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don’t bite everybody.”
    – Stanislaw Lec, Unkempt Thoughts, 1962
  • “Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.”
    – G.C. Lichtenberg
  • “The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
    – Albert Einstein
  • “At a certain age some people’s minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat.”
    – William Lyon Phelps
  • “Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.”
    – John Erskine
  • “Opinions are like assholes – everybody’s got one.”
    – Dirty Harry
  • “Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.”
    – George Savile, Marquess de Halifax, Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections
  • “[Thinking is] what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
    – William James
  • “How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.”
    – Niels Bohr
  • “Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.”
    – Howard Mumford Jones

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