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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on books, civilization, habits, opposites, people, and thinking

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: An Introduction to Mathematics.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on justice, learning, machines, mercy, and thinking

There is a technique, a knack, for thinking, just as there is for doing other things. You are not wholly at the mercy of your thoughts, any more than they are you. They are a machine you can learn to operate.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on justice, mind, people, thinking, water, and world

Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink. Just so with the human mind. Let enough negative thoughts or improper thoughts get into the human mind and the person sinks just like a ship.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Alfred Korzybski on belief, doubt, life, and thinking

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)

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A Quote by Alexandra Ripley on needs and thinking

'Should-haves' solve nothing. It's the next thing to happen that needs thinking about.

Alexandra Ripley

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on thinking and thought

With too much quickness ever to be taught; With too much thinking to have common thought.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 97. [excerpt]

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on death, joy, pain, spirit, thinking, and thought

Wise wretch! with pleasures too refined to please; With too much spirit to be e'er at ease With too much quickness ever to be taught; With too much thinking to have common thought. You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle II, To Mrs. M. Blount, 1735

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A Quote by Alexander Emmanuel (Alex) Rodriguez on day, dogs, future, goals, learning, life, needs, past, people, play, present, and thinking

I'm focussing on what I haven't attained, not what I have. A lot has come to me early. I don't want to get consumed with that. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. My goal is to play one full game in the now, but I haven't even gotten past the first inning yet. I start thinking about where my mom is or if my dogs have been fed. The average human has 2,000 thoughts a day. The really accomplished have 1,500 because you can focus longer. I need to learn how to focus longer.

Alex Rodriguez (1975 -)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on feeling, power, and thinking

I'm thinking of a queer feeling I sometimes get, a feeling that I've got something important to say and the power to say it - only I don't know what it is, and I can't make any use of the power.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on effort, life, and thinking

Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Mr. Topes, in Mortal Coils, 1922

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