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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thoughts on Thinking

Thoughts on Thinking
The great artist and thinker are the simplifiers.
Wise people think all they say; fools say all they think.
The wise man thinks once before he speaks twice.
A "New Thinker" when studied closely, is merely someone who does not know what other people have thought.
But far too numerous was the herd of such,
who think too little, and who talk too much.
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the real labour of thinking.
Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.
Thought makes the whole dignity of man; therefore endeavour to think well, that is the only morality.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. - George Bernard Shaw
Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness.
Womens' intuition is the result of millions of years of not thinking.
Woman feels she does not exist if man treats her as a thinking being.
The wisdom of women saves them from getting involved with thinking men.
Woman's philosophy: I wear see-through, therefore I am.
Man's philosophy: I think therefore I offend.
A man should aim to think as much as a woman feels.
There are two common ways to avoid thinking: one is to never read, and the other is to do nothing but read.
Two sorts of writers possess genius: those who think, and those who cause others to think.
But words are things; and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions,
Think much, speak little, and write less.
You can lead high school graduates to University, but you can't make them think.
If you think before you speak, the other fellow gets his joke in first.
Think before you think!
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether people do.
We live in a most unselfish era where hardly anyone is egotist enough to wish to do their own thinking.
As soon as you can say what you think, and not what some other person has thought for you, you are on the way to being a remarkable man.
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."
No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.
Everything has been thought of before; the problem is to think of it again.
So far as a man thinks, he is free.
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy.
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you. If you really make them think, they'll hate you.
The human race knows enough about thinking to prevent it.
The object of modern science is to make all aspects of reality equally boring, so that no one will be tempted to think about them.
If one wishes to think for a few hours of each day, one must use the remaining hours to rest-up in preparation.
Amusement is the happiness of those that cannot think.
Thinker: a person who aims where your head ought to be.
Thinking is often only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.

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