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Our minds and us - living, learning and life


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Famous quotes which are almost worth visiting every now and then to remind us of the power and limitations of the mind.

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Our minds and us - living, learning and life

  1. 1. Our Minds and Us Quotes to think about Feb. 2014 Think Talent Services Confidential This doc is intended for the recipient only and not for circulation
  2. 2. “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” ― Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian Think Talent Services Confidential 2
  3. 3. Terry Pratchett, Diggers : “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” Think Talent Services Confidential 3
  4. 4. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein Think Talent Services Confidential 4
  5. 5. “Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.” ― Voltaire, Traitésur la tolérance, à l'occasion de la mort de Jean Calas Think Talent Services Confidential 5
  6. 6. “Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking." "An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.” ― Agatha Christie, Peril at End House Think Talent Services Confidential 6
  7. 7. “People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.” ― Helen Keller Think Talent Services Confidential 7
  8. 8. “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ― Steve Jobs Think Talent Services Confidential 8
  9. 9. “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte Think Talent Services Confidential 9
  10. 10. “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them” ― Albert Einstein Think Talent Services Confidential 10
  11. 11. “As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.” ― Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life Think Talent Services Confidential 11
  12. 12. “The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people's perception of you rather than people's perception of you.” ― Criss Jami Think Talent Services Confidential 12
  13. 13. “People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.” ― Anthony de Mello Think Talent Services Confidential 13
  14. 14. “I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I've got to think.” ― Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty Think Talent Services Confidential 14
  15. 15. “Every one who has taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it that makes a difference.” ― Nolan Bushnell Think Talent Services Confidential 15
  16. 16. “The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.” ― Albert Einstein Think Talent Services Confidential 16
  17. 17. “It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within-not without." ~ Poirot” ― Agatha Christie Think Talent Services Confidential 17
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