Thinking about Thinking
- The Benefits of Thinking:
Knowledge is power.
Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Voltaire (1694 – 1778)
On how he made discoveries by always thinking about them. . . . I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.
Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727)
The human mind once stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
Thought is action in rehearsal.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
The more you think, the more time you have.
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned
Edward de Bono (1933 – [Solve this riddle!]
- Why We Should Think, and Why Sometimes We Do Not:
Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.
Joseph Ernest Renan (1823 – 1892)
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James (1842-1910)
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
There are two ways to slide easily through life: namely, to believe everything, or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski (1879 – 1950)
Rarely do we find men who are willing to engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King Jr (1929 – 1968)
III. Ending with the Positive:
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Dr. Seuss (1901-1994)
Thomas G. Oddo, Partner
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