Quotes about Thinking

"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea."

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount Saint Alban (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author. He famously died of pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.


"Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes."

Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 - November 3, 1990) was an American actress, singer and Broadway star.


"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"

Laozi also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Lao Zi, Laocius, and other variations (-) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism (also spelled "Daoism").


"Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..."; And then do it."

Duane Michals (born February 18, 1932) is an American photographer.


"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust.