Quotes about Thinking

"Any idea, plan or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought."

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.


"Whatever we plant in our subconscious of mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality."

Earl Nightingale (March 12, 1921 – March 25, 1989) was an American motivational speaker and author, known as the "Dean of Personal Development."


"Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind; repetitive application-practice."

Grace Spear (1874-1943) writer.


"We think in generalities, but we live in detail."

Alfred North Whitehead (15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947) was an English mathematician who became a philosopher. He wrote on algebra, logic, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics, and education.


"Few men think, yet all will have opinions."

George Berkeley (12 March 1685 – 14 January 1753) also known as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop of Cloyne), was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called "immaterialism" (later referred to as "subjective idealism" by others). This theory contends that individuals can only know directly sensations and ideas of objects, not abstractions such as "matter".


"There should be a certain ratio between those who are most inclined to think, and those who are most inclined to act."

H. Th. Buckle (-) from: History of Civilization.


"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."

William Adams (1842-1910) American philosopher


"Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true, only of certain persons."

William Jacob "Will" Cuppy (August 23, 1884 – September 19, 1949) was an American humorist and literary critic, known for his satirical books about nature and historical figures.


"It's true we don't have much money, so what we have to do is think."

Ernest Rutherford (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937) was a British-New Zealand chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics.


"If you are going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big."

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate, socialite, author and television personality. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer. Trump is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, which operates numerous casinos and hotels across the world.