Thinking About Thinking Presentation By Thomas Oddo

Thinking about Thinkingtom

  1. 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!]

  1. 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

Coman & Anderson, P.C.

650 Warrenville Road, Suite 500

Lisle, Illinois 60532-4318
(630) 428-2660


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