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

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

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

“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

Abhijit Naskar
“It is in the solitude that legends are born.”
Abhijit Naskar, Neurons of Jesus: Mind of A Teacher, Spouse & Thinker

Abhijit Naskar
“A scientist is not to teach humans, but to serve humans A philosopher is not to teach humans, but to serve humans. A preacher is not to preach humans, but to serve humans. Any individual who possesses higher intellect than the general population, is meant to be at the forefront of service to humanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

Abhijit Naskar
“I agree that I know nothing. And you know nothing. So, I say, let's figure out together - two equally conditioned pedestrians of freedom with equal potential for truth.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“I am very much aware of the fact that there would come people who would attempt to proclaim me being a reincarnation of various sages and monks. But mind you, o conscientious soul, soul doesn’t travel through time, only ideas do, for glorious ideas seek out various vessels through time and inspire the whole world by shaping their psyche, over and over.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

Abhijit Naskar
“I am not an individual – I am an idea – an idea of unity – an idea of harmony – an idea of humanhood above everything else.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

Abhijit Naskar
“How many more Christs, Buddhas, Tolstoys, Kings, Naskars have to rise, for humanity to have the revelation that, humanism is the greatest form of religiousness that any conscientious being can ever have!”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

Abhijit Naskar
“Books are supposed to give a helping hand to humanity’s progress, not to instruct humanity how to progress. Plato wrote his books to help humanity understand knowledge and wisdom. Tolstoy wrote his books to help humanity understand morality. Einstein wrote his papers to help humanity understand the universe. Darwin wrote his books to help humanity understand the biological history of lifeforms. I write my books to unify humanity beyond all labels. But the point is, none of us ever said that our works are the ultimate measure for humanity to behave properly. None of us ever said that our books are the authority of human life and that only through us humanity can find salvation. Your life is a vehicle that is driven by you, and books can be the helper in the journey, but never the driver themselves.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“A scientific fact has no value to me unless it can be implemented to improve human condition.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

Jaida Jones
“And when were theories useless? I was a thinker, not a fighter, and the world was always in need of thoughts.”
Jaida Jones, Dragon Soul

Abhijit Naskar
“I am simply the expression of Neuroscience itself.”
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Abhijit Naskar
“And the one childishly non-scientific mind who molded a childish brain into an excessively curious one is Gadadhar Chatterjee. Without this man, I’d have remained a rat in the race. Without this man, Naskar would have never been truly awakened from the deep sleep of ancient ignorance. He didn’t have even the basic literacy to understand the English alphabets, yet to me he’s The Philosopher of All Philosophers, and the Thinker of All Thinkers. A thousand Platos, Socrateses and Descarteses would have to merge, for one Gadadhar to be born.”
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Abhijit Naskar
“An entire life, lavishly colored with ecstasies and agonies, is exclusively born from the functional expression of neurochemistry. Every time that we sob in sorrow or laugh in joy, we do so, steered by a glorious storm of hormonal interplay within the deepest parts of our mind. And with each drop of tear that we shed in our times of excruciating pain, our brain constructs majestic new cellular connections to aid in the pursuit of our passion - in the pursuit of truth.”
Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a Scientist Who Found Himself by Getting Lost

Abhijit Naskar
“Mind you, my identity is of no greater value than the dust under your feet. If there is anything valuable that I can offer, it is my ideas.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

Abhijit Naskar
“I am a scientist, but it’s not the popularization of science, that I have in mind, rather, my main concern is the well-being of the human society.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“When you hear “Neuroscience” you would probably be thinking about the study of the nervous system. And that’s exactly how the field began its journey into scientific investigation. But I wanted to do something with it, which no other scientist or philosopher had done before. I began moulding the soft clay of Neuroscience with the ingredients of my own philosophy to prepare the actual science of self-realization.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“When the mind is infested with more judgement, conclusions and biases, than the actual urge for understanding, even the sun appears to be a candle and the ocean a pool.”
Abhijit Naskar

Jitendra Attra
“Over thinking: A tree of depression you water with every single thought”
Jitendra Attra, chakravyuh The Land of the Paharias

Abhijit Naskar
“When I quit my university, people in my neighborhood quite literally began to gossip about me being insane, while others pitied me as a lost soul. But mark this my friend, it's the lost souls that lay the foundation for a better tomorrow, because those beings are not afraid to be lost, they are not afraid to fail, in the pursuit of something greater, something grander, than to just survive no different than the dogs do on the streets.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to Save Medicine

“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

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

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

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

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