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Thinking Quotes

27 of the best book quotes about thinking
  1. #1
    “We live in an age that reads too much to be wise, and that thinks too much to be beautiful.”
  2. #2
    “You’re bound to get idears if you go thinkin’ about stuff.”
  3. #3
    “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
  4. #4
    “There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think.”
  5. #5
    “Ponder and deliberate before you make a move.”
  6. #6
    “I’m going to write it down because maybe if I do I won’t have to think about it. And I won’t get upset.”
  7. #7
    “I gotta think about that. We was always gonna do it by ourselves.”
  8. #8
    “I would also contend that if you had to choose between giving a man a noble disposition or teaching him to think clearly, you’d do better to teach him to think clearly. Too many problems in this world are caused by men with noble dispositions and clouded minds.”
  9. #9
    “O teach me how I should forget to think.”
  1. #10
    “I won’t tell you what to believe, Eragon. It is far better to be taught to think critically and then be allowed to make your own decisions than to have someone else’s notions thrust upon you.”
  2. #11
    “Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.”
  3. #12
    “From now on you’re going to have to think. There’s a reason why we’re born with brains in our heads, not rocks.”
  4. #13
    “Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”
  5. #14
    “I am not to speak to you, I am to think of you when I sit alone or
    wake at night alone,
    I am to wait, I do not doubt I am to meet you again,
    I am to see to it that I do not lose you.”
  6. #15
    “No brain at all, some of them, only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t think.”
  7. #16
    “I began to experience the most powerful advantage of money: the ability to think of things besides money.”
  8. #17
    “And once you are in motion, do not allow your thoughts to distract you. Think without thinking, so that you act as if out of instinct and not reason.”
  9. #18
    “I don’t know, I don’t want to talk as much. (...) It’s nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one’s heart, like treasures. I don’t like to have them laughed at or wondered over.”
  1. #19
    “On its own, being a decent person is no guarantee that you will act well, which brings us back to the one protection we have against demagogues, tricksters, and the madness of crowds . . . : clear and reasoned thinking.”
  2. #20
    “Too many problems in this world are caused by men with noble dispositions and clouded minds.”
  3. #21
    “Wise? No, I’ve just learned how to think.”
  4. #22
    “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
  5. #23
    “He read a lot. He used a lot of big words. I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often. A couple of times I tried to tell him it was a mistake to get too deep into that kind of stuff, but Alex got stuck on things. He always had to know the absolute right answer before he could go on to the next thing.”
  6. #24
    Think not, is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth.
  7. #25
    “I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.”
  8. #26
    “Magic is the art of thinking, not strength or language . . . ”
  9. #27
    “A guy sets alone out here at night, maybe readin’ books or thinkin’ or stuff like that.”
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