A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.
If you can't change it.. change the way you think about it
All things are difficult before they are easy.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
It is all your desires that you see, when you think. But when your mind is quiet, without desire, you are complete and as wonderful as you have always been.
Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
In life, if you don't risk anything, you risk everything.
A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
If you can think it, you can do it
People are more what they hide than what they show.
It's crazy how you can get yourself in a mess sometimes and not even be able to think about it with any sense and yet not be able to think about anything else.
When people ask me what I do, strangers on a plane, perhaps, I tell them that I think. Thinking is excellent exercise, as much as swimming or jogging.
Sometimes people don't notice the things others do for them until they stop doing them.
A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions.
We only think when we are confronted with problems.
Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is.
I carry my thoughts about with me for a long time, often for a very long time, before writing them down.
To think is to differ.
Creative thinking - in terms of idea creativity - is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.
Nothing is miserable unless you think it so.
It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
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