Thinking Quotes

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”—Voltaire

Your thoughts can shape your feelings can shape your actions.  Thinking is powerful stuff whether you’re shaping your moment, or shaping your lifetime.

The real beauty is that thinking is a skill and you can develop throughout your lifetime.  To build our thinking skills, we can draw from the wisdom of the ages and modern sages.  And quotes are one of the best ways to do that.  Whether it’s positive thinking quotes, or critical thinking quotes, there are so many words of wisdom and sayings that make us think.  Perhaps one of the most powerful thoughts on thinking is this …

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.  Watch your words, for they become actions.  Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” – Unknown

Now, let’s turn wisdom into action and fill your quiver with arrows of action, and fill your mental toolbox with a garden of insight in the form of pithy prose, one-liner reminders, and quotable quotes.

To make the most of these thinking quotes, see if you can find three thinking quotes that you can use in some way or at least make you think.   There are no right answers here, only growth and greatness.  Here’s to your excellence.

Top 10 Quotes on Thinking

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” — William James

“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.” — Thomas Szasz

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” — Winnie the Pooh

“Few minds wear out; more rust out.” — Christian N. Bovee

“It is well for people who think, to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean.” — Luther Burbank

“Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” — Benjamin Lee Whorf

“Misery is almost always the result of thinking.” — Joseph Joubert

“Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.” — Edward de Bono

“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What we think, we become.” — Buddha