It is of itself that the divine thought thinks (since it is the most excellent of things), and its thinking is a thinking on thinking.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Source: Metaphysics, book XII
Contributed by: Zaady
To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845)
It is the natural instinct of a child to work from within outwards; "First I think, and then I draw my think." What wasted efforts we make to teach the child to stop thinking, and only to observe!
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)
LOGIC, n. The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
COMPROMISE, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due
ADMIRAL, n. That part of a war-ship which does the talking while the figure-head does the thinking.
Apothegms to thinking minds are the seeds from which spring vast fields of new thought, that may be further cultivated, beautified, and enlarged.
Allan Ramsay (1686 - 1758)
If you are tired or pained in any part of the body and you have not over-exercised it, then you will know that some part of your thinking may not be balanced.
Source: WHO'S the MATTER with ME? (for the sick & tired who are sick & tired of being sick & tired)
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations that we can perform without thinking about them.
Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)
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