Quotes about Thinking

"America: where a man can say what he thinks, if he isn't afraid of wife, his boss, his customer, his neighbors or the government."

Joe Moore (-)


"Transcedent common sense is the rare power of seeing things as they are with signifies genius. It is the ability to draw right conclusions and to take correct action."

James William Fortescue (1859-1933) from: Writing on Wellington.


"A great many open minds should be closed for repairs."

Toledo Blade (-) Toledo newpaper.


"When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself."

Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969.


"Don't worry over what people are thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them."

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union, ending slavery, and rededicating the nation to nationalism, equal rights, liberty and democracy.


"Common sense is what tells you that the world is flat."

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


"Some people take no mental exercise apart from jumping to conclusions."

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton (5 July 1904 – 27 February 1994) was a British writer, scholar and dilettante.


"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology.


"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as prime minister twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".