Determine to do some thinking for yourself. Don't live entirely upon the thoughts of others. Don't be an automaton.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
Some people go to bed at night thinking, 'That was a good day'. I am one of those who worries and asks, 'How did I screw up today?'
What is this drive to be thinner, prettier, better dressed, other? Who exactly is this other and what does she look like beyond the jacket she's wearing or the food she's not eating? What might we be doing, thinking, feeling about if we didn't think about body image, ever?
Thinking — quotes and aphorisms
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
I work day-to-day on C# and .Net and work at home two days a week so I can do deep thinking, writing and reflecting.
Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.
I will never give myself the luxury of thinking, 'I've made it'.
The mortal mind alone cannot devise an answer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, because the true answer lies on a level of consciousness that's beyond our mortal thinking. Quite simply, when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, we need a miracle.
Every time a meteor comes close to the earth, we all think about the end of the world — but our internal soundtrack doesn't turn off. We're also thinking about pizza or passing a slow tractor or making a turn, and for a magical instant, our lives seem to be in conversation with the stars.
To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.