We only think when we are confronted with a problem.

John Dewey

To live is to think.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Thinking is the essence of wisdom.

Persian Proverb

If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.

Desiderius Erasmus

If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.

Malcolm X

You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.

Ralph Marston

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Christopher Morley

The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.

Thomas Sowell

The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.

Queen Victoria

I don't think I am any good. If I thought I was any good, I wouldn't be.

John Betjeman

There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given.

Robert Hunter

No brain is stronger than its weakest think.

Thomas L. Masson

A Human Thought is an actual EXISTENCE, and a Force and Power, capable of acting upon and controlling matter as well as mind.

Albert Pike

Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought.

Martin Heidegger

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

Thomas S. Szasz

My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.

Nora Ephron

Act quickly, think slowly.

Greek Proverb

If it can be conceived at all - it must exist.

Anselm Of Canterbury

True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.

Ralph W. Sockman

Men's thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through...whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.

Vauvenargues, Marquis De

I'm not computer literate. I e-mail. I know how to get on the Web, but I haven't crossed over into the internet world. I'm old-fashioned, I guess.

Katie Holmes

Thinking is like loving or dying. Each of us must do it for ourselves.

Josiah Royce

No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.

Ruth Benedict

All the problems of the world could be settled if people were only willing to think. The trouble is that people very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Coco Chanel

I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up this company [Microsoft].

Steve Ballmer

The best way of forgetting how you think you feel is to concentrate on what you know you know.

Mary Stewart

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to the tremendous difficulties.

Charles H. Spurgeon

It doesn't matter if the water is cold or warm if you're going to have to wade through it anyway.

Teilhard De Chardin

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.

Alvin Toffler

When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.

Salman Rushdie

I don't think she'll [Venus Williams] be around for a very long time. I doubt it will be a long career for her. She can make a lot more money out of (tennis) rather than in tennis."

Richard Williams

Thinking is heavily endorsed.

Mal Pancoast

We are becoming the servants in thought, as in action, of the machine we have created to serve us.

John Kenneth Galbraith

People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.

Anthony De Mello

Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.

Amy Lowell

Go with the best you've got.

Al Lopez

We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts.

J. William Fulbright

Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.

Bob Marley

Nous sommes peu à penser trop, trop à penser peu.(There are a few who think too much, and many who think too little).

Francoise Sagan

The 'how' thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile 'ifs'.

Norman Vincent Peale

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.

Edward Gibbon