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Motivational Thinkers Quotes

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The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

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Thinkers do not accept the inevitable;
they turn their efforts toward changing it.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look
like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Doubt is part of all religion.
All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer


 

Slow thinkers are part of the game too.
Some of these slow thinkers can hit a ball a long way.
- Alvin Dark

Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often
assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them;
and so,
perhaps, it would, if they had it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

By any reasonable measure of achievement,
the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.
- E. O. Wilson


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Tom DeLay fears independent thinkers and fighters.
I am both.
- Martin Frost

Contemporary thinkers would say that man is continuously transcending himself.
- Gabriel Marcel

We need more people speaking out.
This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers.
It's overrun with sheep and conformists.
- Bill Maher

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern
thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in
every other respect than in morality.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
- Anthony Burgess

I believe that our very survival depends upon us becoming better systems thinkers.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
- Agnes Repplier

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.
- Edward de Bono

Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands
of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the
dominant religious and theological movements of their day.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

There are a lot of clear thinkers everywhere.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers.
But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers.
- Alain de Botton

It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the
right of intellectuals and political thinkers,
to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
- Norman Tebbit

Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers.
- Emile M. Cioran

We are shaped by each other.
We adjust not to the reality of a world,
but to the reality of other thinkers.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

The founding fathers were not only brilliant,
they were system builders and systematic thinkers.
They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.
- Ron Chernow

I got to sit down with people who I admired,
and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers
and artists and performers.
It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.
- James Daly

Wise thinkers prevail everywhere.
- Sophocles

Bottom up thinkers try to start from experience and
move from experience to understanding.
They don't start with certain general principles they
think beforehand are likely to be true;
they just hope to find out what reality is like.
- John Polkinghorne

Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how
to bring about the occasions that let people have that
first-person experience -
or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see
human continuity as opposed to total threat,
total willingness to do violence.
- Stanley Crouch

It is important to remember that some of the most serious
thinkers once thought that democracy was not compatible
with the cultures of Germany,
Italy, Japan, Latin America and Russia.
- Natan Sharansky

Marxists have some way of analyzing the development
of affairs which enables them to judge far in advance
of scientific thinkers what the trend of social and
economic development is to be.
- John Desmond Bernal

Racial history is therefore natural history and the
mysticism of the soul at one and the same time;
but the history of the religion of the blood,
conversely, is the great world story of the rise and downfall of peoples,
their heroes and thinkers, their inventors and artists.
- Alfred Rosenberg

A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid;
particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers;
in literature,
talents not much above the average are usually regarded
by their contemporaries as geniuses.
- Robert Musil

The argument that the two parties should represent
opposed ideals and policies,
one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left,
is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
- Carroll Quigley

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability,
knowing that it is the nature of thought
to externalize itself in your health and affairs,
knowing that you are the thinker.
- Ernest Holmes

Hero needed - apply now -
open minded independent thinker -
courage preferred.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self confident independent thinker -
sounds like the makings of a hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher...
or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
- Douglas Adams

No accurate thinker will judge another person by that
which the other person's enemies say about him.
- Napoleon Hill

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless,
the most stupid thinker.
- David Hume

It takes me time to realize things; I'm a speedy person but a slow thinker.
- Julie Christie

Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty,
and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free.
- George Berkeley

The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.
- Jose Bergamin

Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I am a very linear thinker, so I write beginning to end.
I write hundreds of pages per book that never make it into print.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I don't consider myself to be that radical a thinker.
- Steven Pinker

I'm not on all the time.
I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he
is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A 'new thinker', when studied closely,
is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.
- Frank Moore Colby

The heart is the best reflective thinker.
- Wendell Phillips

I am a very bottom-up thinker.
- Ken Thompson

For what I wrote that started this whole controversy,
I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it.
I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker.
- Gregg Easterbrook

A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is,
therefore, a thinker.
- Andrew Bernstein

I discovered that the study of past philosophers is
of little use unless our own reality enters into it.
Our reality alone allows the thinker's questions to become comprehensible.
- Karl Jaspers

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative,
original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
- David Ogilvy

I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

The practice of medicine is a thinker's art the practice of surgery a plumber's.
- Martin H. Fischer

A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person,
because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are
a thinker you must be a frowning bore,
because thinking is so damn serious.
- Jacques Maritain

First, he must hold rational values,
and to do this he must be a thinker.
- Andrew Bernstein

The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction.
Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal.
- Richard Adams

No, I try not to be a negative thinker.
- Earl Butz

The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis,
the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion -
these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work.
But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and
is associated somehow with laziness.
- Jerome Bruner

The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher,
the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual
occupation by practical necessity,
immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind.
- Ernst Mach

Every time we bring someone in we ensure that they are a strategic thinker,
but even more important that they understand that if
the products aren't successful and the products don't
sell that there won't be anything to strategize about.
- David Rose

The books that help you most are those which make you think that most.
The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading;
but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought,
deep freighted with truth and beauty.
- Pablo Neruda

There is little doubt that the majority of Mr. Mill's
supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were,
and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker.
- Millicent Fawcett

The style of the Bible in general is singularly adapted
to men of every class and grade of culture,
affording the child the simple nourishment for its religious wants,
and the profoundest thinker inexhaustible matter of study.
- Philip Schaff

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker.
Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy.
Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot'
than the stigma of conformity.
And on issues that seem important to you,
stand up and be counted at any cost.
- Chauncey Depew

It's been important to me to be a good activist,
a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer,
and a good entertainer.
You can't do it all, but I have walked those delicate
lines as best I know how.
- Holly Near

The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life
and just as only great souls are exposed to passions
it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes,
which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Maybe sometimes I'm such a thinker, I reevaluate too much.
Sometimes when it comes down to it, I really don't need to do anything,
I don't really need to change anything.
I need to just keep plugging away, working at it.
- Michael Chang


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