Quotes About Original Thought

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Quotes About Original Thought

A females body should be looked at and respected as something divine. At least, that was the original thought, but time marches on, and the sanctity of the sacred body is no longer sacred.
— Lionel Suggs —

One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.

— Diogenes Laërtius

The most necessary task of civilization is to teach people how to think. It should be the primary purpose of our public schools. The mind of a child is naturally active, it develops through exercise. Give a child plenty of exercise, for body and brain. The trouble with our way of educating is that it does not give elasticity to the mind. It casts the brain into a mold. It insists that the child must accept. It does not encourage original thought or reasoning, and it lays more stress on memory than observation.

— Thomas A. Edison

An original thought would crack your feeble skull like a thunderbolt, you craven vulture.

— Christopher Moore

Song-Mi Lee, ... her life wholly dedicated to protecting the great man against the importunities of the academic world and soothing his despair at no longer being able to achieve an erection or an original thought.

— David Lodge

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.

— H.L. Mencken

People make sequels a lot in Hollywood, and sometimes it feels like there's never an original thought.

— Jacqueline Bisset

What is it to know a variety of languages, but merely to have a variety of sounds express the same idea? Original thought is ore of the mind; language is but the stamp and coinage by which it is put into circulation.

— Washington Irving

I've never had an original thought in my lifeand there's tons of people on the internet happy to tell me just that.

— Shepard Fairey

They have never affirm'd any thing, concerning the Cause, till the Trial was past: whereas, to do it before, is a most venomous thing in the making of Sciences; for whoever has fix'd on his Cause, before he experimented; can hardly avoid fitting his Experiment to his Observations, to his own Cause, which he had before imagin'd; rather than the Cause to the Truth of the Experiment itself. Referring to experiments of the Aristotelian mode, whereby a preconceived truth would be illustrated merely to convince people of the validity of the original thought.

— Thomas Sprat

The majority of business men are not capable of an original thought, simply because they cannot escape the tyranny of reason.

— David Ogilvy

The discoveries of science, the works of art are explorations-more, are explosions, of a hidden likeness. The discoverer or artist presents in them two aspects of nature and fuses them into one. This is the act of creation, in which an original thought is born, and it is the same act in original science and original art.

— Jacob Bronowski

One original thought is worth the sum total of human knowledge, because it advances the sum total of human knowledge by that one original thought.

— Jacob Bronowski

Rather than understand the original cause-a thought-we try to change the stressful feelings by looking outside ourselves.

— Byron Katie

I love hanging out with my friends and family. I really, really, really love articulating original thought. That's probably my core, my biggest buzz. Because then it makes me feel like I know why I was born. Reaching original thought, where I know that I'm perceiving something that only I have seen, and I need to incarnate that. That's it right there.

— Caroline Myss

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