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September 2007
Famous Thoughts




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September  2007            The Headscratcher Post ©  Headscratchers LLC            Edition 29




Instead of our “thinking” this month, here are some thoughts from others who have done a great deal of “thinking”.


We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.  Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)


No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)


Somewhere between apathy and anarchy lies the thinking human being. 

Rod Serling (1924 – 1975)


Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking. 

Joseph Ernest Renan (1823 - 1892)


Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.  

John Locke (1632 - 1704)


Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)


I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)


Knowledge is power.

Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


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)


Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned

Edward de Bono (1933 –

The more you think, the more time you have.
Henry Ford (1863-1947)


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James (1842-1910)


Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Dr. Seuss (1901-1994)


On how he made discoveries by always thinking unto them. . . . I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.
Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)


Rarely do we find men who willingly to 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 (1929 - 1968)


Thought is action in rehearsal.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)


The human mind once stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)



The Takeaway.   “Thinking” has been in high regard, and played a pivotal roll for those who have had great accomplishments throughout history.  Be a part of the future history.


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