Thinking and Thought Quotes and Quotations
A library is thought in cold storage.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labour and there is an invisible labour.
An Englishman thinks seated; a Frenchman, standing; an American, pacing; an Irishman, afterward.
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
Data data everywhere but not a thought to think.
One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
One thought fills immensity.
Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.
Thought is the labour of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; . but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.
When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions. It is time to acknowledge this, perhaps even to learn to do it better.
All thought is a feat of association; having what's in front of you bring up something in your mind that you almost didn't know you knew.
We only think when we are confronted with a problem.
The extra calories needed for one hour of intense mental effort would be completely met by eating one oyster cracker or one half of a salted peanut.
Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is doing a public service.
Thought is the strongest thing we have. Work done by true and profound thought - that is a real force.
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.
Thinking is like loving and dying - each of us must do it for himself.
A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion.
Men use thought only to justify their wrongdoings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.
And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
The real offence, as she ultimately perceived, was her having a mind of her own at all. Her mind was to be his - attached to his own like a small garden plot to a deer park.
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.
We shall succeed only so far as we continue that most distasteful of all activity, the intolerable labour of thought.
Profundity of thought belongs to youth, clarity of thought to old age.
Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other.
What was once thought can never be unthought.
Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.
Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid.
Folks that blurt out just what they think wouldn't be so bad if they thought.
Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
The fundamental fact about the Greek was that he had to use his mind. The ancient priests had said 'Thus far and no farther. We set the limits of thought.' The Greek said, 'All things are to be examined and called into question. There are no limits set on thought.'
Thought is born of failure.
Speaking without thinking is shooting without taking aim.
What you think is an illusion created by your glands, your emotions and, in the last analysis, by the content of your stomach. That gray matter you're so proud of is like a mirror in an amusement park which transmits to you nothing but distorted signals from reality forever beyond your grasp.
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
Belief is harder to shake than knowledge.