Thinker Quotes

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Susan Cain
“Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral.

Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers.”
Susan Cain

Catherynne M. Valente
“And if they thought her aimless, if they thought her a bit mad, let them. It meant they left her alone. Marya was not aimless, anyway. She was thinking.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

Anton Chekhov
“He is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things.”
Anton Chekhov, Letters Of Anton Chekhov

Pope John Paul II
“Learning to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better.”
Pope John Paul II

Paul Valéry
“Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker.”
Paul Valéry

“Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Originals cost more than imitations.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Asa Don Brown
“What are the messages that you are entertaining?”
Asa Don Brown

Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
“A great thinker does not necessary have to discover a master idea but has to rediscover and to affirm a true but forgotten, ignored or misunderstood master idea and interpret it in all the diverse aspect of thought not previously done, in a powerful and consistent way, despite surrounding ignorance and opposition.”
Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, Knowledge, Language, Thought and The Civilization of Islam: Essays in Honor of Syed Muhammad Naquib al–Attas

Richie Norton
“One of a kind is never normal.”
Richie Norton

Thomas Reid
“The chain is only as strong as its weakest link, for if that fails the chain fails and the object that it has been holding up falls to the ground.”
Thomas Reid, Essays On The Intellectual Powers Of Man

Elmar Hussein
“You are a thinker. I am a thinker. We think that all human beings are thinkers. The amazing fact is that we tend to think against artificial intelligence — that various kind of computers or artificial robots can think, but most of us never cast any doubt on human thinking potential in general. If during natural conservation with human any computer or artificial robot could generate human-like responses by using its own ‘brain’ but not ready-form programming language which is antecedently written and included in the brain design and which consequently determine its function and response, then that computer or artificial robot would unquestionably be acknowledged as a thinker as we are. But is it absolutely true that all humans are capable of using their own brain while interpreting various signals and responding them? Indeed, religion or any other ideology is some kind of such program which is written by others and which determines our vision, mind and behavior models, depriving us of a clear and logical thinking. It forces us to see the world with its eyes, to construct our mind as it says and control our behavior as it wants. There can be no freedom, no alternative possibilities. You don’t need to understand its claims, you need only believe them. Whatever is unthinkable and unimaginable for you, is said higher for your understanding, you cannot even criticise what seems to be illogical and absurd for you. The unwritten golden rule of religion and its Holy Scripture is that — whatever you think, you cannot contradict what is written there. You can reconcile what is illogical and absurd in religion with logic and common sense, if it is possible, if not, you should confine your thinking to that illogicality and absurdity, which in turn would make you more and more a muddled thinker. For instance, if it is written there that you should cut head or legs of anyone who dare criticize your religion and your prophet, you should unquestionably believe that it is just and right punishment for him. You can reason in favor of softening that cruel image of your religion by saying that that ‘just and right punishment’ is considered within religious community, but not secular society. However, the absurdity of your vision still remains, because as an advocate of your religion you dream of its spread all over the world, where the cruel and insane claims of your religion would be the norm and standard for everyone. If it is written there that you can sexually exploit any slave girl or woman, especially who doesn’t hold your religious faith or she is an atheist, you should support that sexual violence without any question. After all of them, you would like to be named as a thinker. In my mind, you are a thinker, but a thinker who has got a psychological disorder. It is logical to ask whether all those ‘thinkers’ represent a potential danger for the humanity. I think, yes. However, we are lucky that not all believers would like to penetrate into deeper ‘secrets’ of religion. Many of them believe in God, meditate and balance their spiritual state without getting familiar with what is written in holy scriptures or holding very vague ideas concerning their content. Many believers live a secular life by using their own brain for it. One should love anybody only if he thinks that he should love him/her; if he loves him/her because of God, or religious claims, he can easily kill him/her once because of God, or religious claims, too. I think the grave danger is the last motive which religion cause to arise.”
Elmar Hussein

Ehsan Sehgal
“Every person is a thinker. It depends on one, how one thinks, and writes and approaches the heart and mind of others.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“Just because nothing shakes loose from the web, doesn't mean the spider went hungry.”
D.M. Timney

“Ten ways to die for a fool; a thousand ways to live for a thinker.”
VKBoy

“The true wealth of a thinker is in his way of acting before his thoughts”
Alan Maiccon

“The true wealth of a thinker is in his way of acting before his thoughts.”
Alan Maiccon

Abhijit Naskar
“I wanted to use science in a way that would have direct humanitarian consequences in interhuman relationships. And now even if I die, my works will keep on creating lion-hearted humanitarian torch-bearers of progress, for ages to come.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lives to Serve Before I Sleep

Abhijit Naskar
“You do not need to read me or any other philosopher to know that the whole human race is messing it up.”
Abhijit Naskar, Conscience over Nonsense

Abhijit Naskar
“You can buy momentary fame with money, but not authenticity that lasts for thousands of years.”
Abhijit Naskar

“As long as mad men think themselves normal, we are either all mad, all normal, or both mad and normal at the same time.”
Zain Abdul Nassir

Abhijit Naskar
“I am not here to peddle you anything – I am not here to convert you either – I am here on earth to be an example of liberation – and if that example appeals to your civilized and conscientious psyche, then embrace it without judging other people’s methods or the paths they walk on.”
Abhijit Naskar, Fabric of Humanity

Steven Magee
“Disability in my forties turned me into a thinker.”
Steven Magee

“Yoga makes us sharp thinkers and gives us the power of flexibility, tolerance and endurance.”
Debasish Mridha, MD

Abhijit Naskar
“A long time ago, when I first went up on stage to deliver a talk in front of some pretty influential people, my father asked me after the event, "weren't you afraid to speak in front of all those bigshots", to which I replied, "are you ever afraid to speak in front of me - then how can I be afraid of speaking in front of them, when I consider them all my children".”
Abhijit Naskar, No Foreigner Only Family

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The thinker must think.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The time for the thinker is now.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The time for the thinker has come.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Steven Magee
“As an author of quotes, I have a high consumption of notepads.”
steven magee

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