Quotes about Thinking

"Most men would rather die than think. Many do."

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, socialist, pacifist, and social critic.


"Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking."

Idi Amin Dada (c.1925 – 16 August 2003) was the military dictator and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin's rule was characterised by human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000.


"Most highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the way the car is driven."

Edward de Bono (born 19 May 1933, in Malta) is a physician, author, inventor, and consultant. He is known as the originator of the term lateral thinking, wrote a best selling book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.


"One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived."

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget (September 2, 1852–December 25, 1935) was a French novelist and critic.


"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself."

Doris May Lessing (born 22 October 1919) is a British writer, author of works such as the novels The Grass is Singing and The Golden Notebook


"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until out get into the office."

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.


"The human brain starts working at he moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public."

George Jessel (3 April 1898 – 23 May 1981) was an American illustrated song "model," actor, singer, songwriter, and Academy Award-winning movie producer.


"Thoughts lead to purpose, purposes go forth in action, action forms habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny."

Tryon Edwards (was born in 1809 and died in 1894) He was an American theologian, best known for compiling the "New Dictionary of Thoughts", a book of quotations.


"The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds."

William James Durant (1885-1981) American historian and essayist.


"We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.
We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things' because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless."

James William Fulbright (April 9, 1905 – February 9, 1995) was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from 1945 to 1975.