Thinking Quotes – On The Deep Power of Thought

This collection of quotes are all about thinking and the power of our thought.

Thinking molds our beliefs, our actions, and our perceptions.

Throughout time, intellectuals, artists, and influential leaders have contemplated the act of thinking, leaving behind nuggets of wisdom that remind us of its vitality.

Delving into this treasure trove of insight, we uncover quotes that inspire, challenge, and provoke thought, about thinking itself.

Quotes About Thinking


“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein


Albert Einstein quote about thinking


“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” Napoleon Hill


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein


“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” Henry Ford


“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” Terry Pratchett


“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” William James


William James quotes about thinking


“Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” John F. Kennedy


“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Albert Einstein


“Don’t just think, ponder.” Confucius


“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” Thomas A. Edison


“Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.” Plato


“Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.” Edward de Bono


“Think and wonder, wonder and think.” Dr. Seuss


“Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” Voltaire


“The more you think, the more you free yourself from the clutches of stress and worry.” Robin Sharma


“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.” Alan Alda


quotes about thinking


“Few people think more than two or three times a year. I’ve made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.” George Bernard Shaw


“It is well for people who think, to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean.” Luther Burbank


“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” Voltaire


“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.” Oscar Wilde


“Most of one’s life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.” Aldous Huxley


“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln


“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare


“Thought is free.” William Shakespeare


“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.” Napoleon Bonaparte


“What we think, we become.” Buddha


“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” Buddha


“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” A.A. Milne


“Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.” Henri Bergson


“To think is to differ.” Clarence Darrow


“Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.” Walter Lippmann


Thinking Quotes & Sayings


“Rarely do we think people have good sense unless they agree with us.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld


“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.” Ray Bradbury


“I think; therefore, I am.” René Descartes


“The act of thinking logically cannot be natural to the human mind, but only the result of a unique and arduous education.” Alfred North Whitehead


“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” William James


“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” Albert Einstein


“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.” G.K. Chesterton


“Thought is action in rehearsal.” Sigmund Freud


“To live is to think.” Marcus Tullius Cicero


“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. If we want a new kind of world, we have to think differently.” Albert Einstein


“Too often we forget that our thoughts are the seeds of our actions. Choose wisely.” Anonymous


Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale


“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.” Bertrand Russell


“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” Buddha


“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” Swami Vivekananda


“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.” Thomas Szasz


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