Thinking Quotes

I have already shared some quotes on leadership, talents, success, attitude, and personal growth. Below are some quotes on thinking.

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” ~Albert Einstein

“Rarely do we find men who willingly 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.

“Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.” ~James Allen

“You can’t stop people from thinking-but you can start them”. ~Frank A. Dusch

“For the Flower to blossom, you need the right soil as well as the right seed. The same is true to cultivate good thinking.” ~William Bernbach

“Good thinkers are always in demand.” ~John Maxwell

“A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking.” ~Edward DeBono

“Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment.” ~James Allen

“Strategic thinking is like showering, you have to keep doing it.” ~Olan Hendrix

“Big thinkers are specialists in creating positive forward-looking, optimistic pictures in their own minds and in the minds of others.” ~David J. Schwartz

“The problem with popular thinking is that it doesn’t require you to think at all.” ~Kevin Myers

“More gold has been mined from the thoughts of man than has ever been taken from the earth.” ~Napoleon Hill

“Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family back-ground; they are measured by the size of their thinking.” ~David Schwartz

Question: What are some of your favorite quotes on thinking?

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  • Trek23rider

    Can’t think of any particular quote at the moment Dan, but I do like James Allen’s quote. Thanks for some good words today.

    • Same with me. Glad you enjoyed them.

  • I love when you feature quotes like this.

    I didn’t really have a favorite or know any quotes on thinking before your post, but I really like this one:
    “You can’t stop people from thinking-but you can start them”. ~Frank A. Dusch

    Mostly because I like to get people thinking!

    • Jason,

      Getting people to think is a great thing. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • Keep them keeping Dan. Love seeing new quotes pop up.

  • Wow, really great quotes. The first 2 are my fav’s!
    They remind me of the saying about insanity- “doing the same thing, the same way and expecting different results!”

    • I like and often use the quote you mentioned. Thanks for reading.

  • Great quotes. I like this quote. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein.

    • It’s a great one Bernard. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Dan, I have never seen over half of these quotes and they are great. I especially like #10 by David Swartz it speaks to me. Like I told Bernard earlier this week, I am taking theses posts and using them. Thank you.

    • Glad your using them. I really like the David Swartz quote. Thanks for reading.

  • Floyd Samons

    I love the quote posts too. Here is one of my favorites; “I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.” Galileo Galilei. And one more for good measure! “I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” John Locke

    • Great additions. I really like the John Locke quote, it’s so true.

  • Great post Dan. Here’s a quote to add from an upcoming post of mine:

    “Think like a man of action—act like a man of thought.” -Henri-Louis Bergson

  • Nothing pains some people more like having to think…I’ve always liked this quote by MLK, esp that latter part.

    I this one by my mentor Pastor Johnny, “think what you think.”. Its about being carefull and deliberate about whats on our minds.

    Always love your quotes posts.

    • Great point about, “being careful and deliberate about whats on our minds.” It’s essential to keep control of our thoughts because they turn into out actions and behaviors. Thanks for sharing.

  • That first Einstein quote was the best, man!

    • It’s a great one. Thanks for stopping by.

  • These are some more excellent quotes buddy

  • DS

    I like getting to read the different perceptions on thinking from various “great thinkers”.

  • “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

    –Marcus Aurelius

    “A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea,
    never regains its original dimensions.”
    – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    “They are able because they think they are able.”
    -Virgil

    • Great additional quotes Cole. Thank you for reading and sharing.

  • Quotes are what keep us going many times.
    Your selection is spot on. Loved these, Dan.

    • So true Scott. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  • www.BrianDoddOnLeadership.com

    Dan,
    I love these quotes. John Maxwell also said, “The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is how they think.”
    Thanks for the list.
    Brian