The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.— Soren Kierkegaard
Mind-blowing Great Thinkers quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
He [Professor Moriarty] is the Napoleon of crime, Watson.
He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order.
I've heard people say that the trouble with the world is that we haven't enough great leaders. I think we haven't enough great followers. I have stood side by side with great thinkers - surgeons, engineers, economists; people who deserve a great following - and have heard the crowd cheer me instead.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most.
The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
The small are always dependent on the great;
they are "small" precisely because they think they are independent. The great thinker is one who can hear what is greatest in the work of other "greats" and who can transform it in an original manner.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can't play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.
Every great thinker is someone else's moron.
Through books you can start today where the great thinkers of yesterday left off, because books have immortalized man's knowledge. Thinkers, dead a thousand years, are as alive in their books today as when they walked the earth.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
There is a real connection between culture and climate change.
We all have a part to play and if you engage with life, you will get a new set of values, get off the consumer treadmill, and start to think, and it is these great thinkers who will rescue the planet.
I think you must remember that a writer is a simple-minded person to begin with and go on that basis. He's not a great mind, he's not a great thinker, he's not a great philosopher, he's a story-teller.
Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Darwin paid particular attention to disconfirming evidence.
Objectivity maintenance routines are totally required in life if you're going to be a great thinker.
Remember, every great leader (or visionary or brave thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered.
First doubt, then inquire, then discover. This has been the process with all our great thinkers.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
The great creators-the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors-stood alone against the men of their time.
If only our great thinkers could learn to talk, and our great talkers could learn to think.
Commit to Excellence. Become massively innovative and wear your passion on your sleeve. They might call you different or weird or even crazy. But please remember, every great leader (or visionary or brave thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
There is little doubt that the majority of Mr.
Mills supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were, and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
I'll bet every great thinker and leader we've got Could see all kinds of things other people could not! So then why get upset if somebody like me Tries to look at the world just a bit differently?
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Great thinkers often learn, to their surprise, that new ideas are less than welcome.
No one can be a great thinker who does not recognize that as a thinker it is his first duty to follow his intellect to whatever conclusions it may lead.
Racial history is therefore natural history and the mysticism of the soul at one and the same time; but the history of the religion of the blood, conversely, is the great world story of the rise and downfall of peoples, their heroes and thinkers, their inventors and artists.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
But Zarathustra made it clear in which direction the answer lay;
it is towards the artist-psychologist, the intuitional thinker. There are very few such men in the world's literature; the great artists are not thinkers, the great thinkers are seldom artists.
All great artists and thinkers are great workers.
Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who have been educated to know nothing of the theory of probabilities- that theory to which the most glorious objects of human research are indebted for the most glorious of illustration.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
When God lets loose a great thinker on this planet, then all things are at risk.
There is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned to-morrow; nor any literary reputation or the so-called eternal names of fame that many not be refused and condemned.
Every great thinker keeps a journal, you know.
All of the great mastermind thinkers throughout history have known that we become our thoughts.
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.
To neglect the wise sayings of great thinkers is to deny ourselves the truest education.
The thinker makes a great mistake when he asks after cause and effect.
They both together make up the indivisible phenomenon.
The great artist and thinker are the simplifiers.
All great thinkers are initially ridiculed - and eventually revered.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end.