Quotes about Thinking

"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than i have seen."

Benjamin Disraeli (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was the country's first and thus far only Prime Minister who was born Jewish.


"If you think you can or if you think you can't, you're right either way."

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company and developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.


"Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life."

Simone Weil (3 February 1909 in Paris – 24 August 1943 in Ashford) was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist.


"Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people."

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"People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it."

Anthony de Mello (4 September 1931, Bombay, British India - 2 June 1987, ) was a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist who became widely known for his books on spirituality.


"She that fails to command her thoughts will soon lose command of her actions."

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"As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behaviour. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behaviour. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works."

John C. Maxwell (born 1947) is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 50 books, primarily focusing on leadership.


"When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say."

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.


"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.


"I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up."

Mark Twain (born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (November 30,1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.