Think what nobody else has thought…

Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.

-Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926 – 2022)

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle (384–322 BCE)

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

-William James (1842 – 1910)

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

-Søren Kierkegaard (1813 – 1855)

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.

-Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893 – 1986)

Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.

-Victor-Marie Hugo (1802 – 1885)

We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.

-Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (b. 1955)

The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.

-Pythagoras of Samos (~570 – ~495 BCE)

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.

-Lord Byron (1788 – 1824)

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

-Robert Schuller (1926 – 2015)

40 thoughts on “Think what nobody else has thought…”

  1. Wonderful quotes, David. I was especially intrigued by the one by William James. Our ability to choose our thoughts is our superpower. If we choose to think differently, our choices and actions will change as well, and we can transform our lives.

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