A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on thinking and creation

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Contributed by: Praveer

A Quote by Irene Magdalena Schleining on positive, thinking, life, philosophy, change, world, peace, harmony, and love

"Every thought that is a positive one is a step closer."

Irene Schleining


Contributed by: Whaledreamer

A Quote by Abraham Hicks on picky, thought, thoughts, think, thinking, discriminate, discriminating, pickier, choosy, choice, and free will

You're picky about the car you drive. You're picky about what you wear. You're picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think.

Excerpted from a workshop in Napa, CA on Thursday, February 27th, 1997

Abraham Hicks

Contributed by: Z

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, thinking, and self-mastery

A vital part of philosophizing is learning to trust one's own intuitivist intelligence, getting one's center of gravity back between one's feet.  In our culture--so outer-directed, "objective" or extraverted--this is already heresy.  This is self-mastering thinking, centered in what has been well-tested as certainties:  autarkia or self-rule.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, perspectives, and thinking

After long experience in keeping journals and annotating my readings, etc., I grew more keenly aware of my own shifts in perspectives and criteria from time to time or circumstance to circumstance or relation to relation.  Most mentalities are merely viscous, pathetically modulating from one tincture to another; I was determined to learn how to follow those little trails of snailslime in my own and others thinking.  Human psyche at most levels is definitely a sea-creature, a metamorphic or Protean sort of being; but there is a visceral core that remains constant.  How I learned to overcome idiotism or simpleminded perspectivism was by returning to what I had written over and over from several different viewpoints and strategies, assaulting what I took for granted from priorities and perspectives I had not originally thought of.  One rises in that way from monocular or naive opinion to a kind of philosophical compound-eye like Argus had in mythology.  One enables oneself already to anticipate criticisms, to defend or adapt against them or if need be go over to their vantagepoint.  Most opinionizing is houses built upon the sand; philosophical intelligence is geological intelligence about the bedrock in every region.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Don Marquis on thinking, hate, and people

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

Contributed by: Kallistei

A Quote by Lev Semenovich Vygotsky on thinking, life, and writing

A word devoid of thought is a dead thing, and a thought unembodied in words remains a shadow.

Lev Semenovich Vygotsky

Contributed by: Islandman

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on rumi, thinking, smoke, fire, mystic, and core

Thinking gives off smoke to prove the existence of fire. A mystic sits inside the burning. There are wonderful shapes in rising smoke that imagination loves to watch. But it's a mistake to leave the fire for that filmy sight. Stay here at the flame's core.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi

Contributed by: Asilentknight

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on thinking

Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Contributed by: peter

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