I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.— Johannes Kepler
Sensational Thoughtlessness quotations
For the record, prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.
Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving.
There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.
There is a strange interdependence between thoughtlessness and evil.
Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature;
of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.
It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
We labour at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself.
Consider before acting, to avoid foolishness: It is the worthless man who speaks and acts thoughtlessly.
Sometimes people say unkind or thoughtless things, and when they do, it is best to be a little hard of hearing — to tune out and not snap back in anger or impatience.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
My brain has no heart, and my heart has no brain.
That's why when I speak my mind, I appear heartless and when I do what's in my heart I seem thoughtless.
When our mind works freely without any hindrance, and is at liberty to 'come' or to 'go', we attain Samadhi of Prajna, or liberation. Such a state is called the function of 'thoughtlessness'. But to refrain from thinking of anything, so that all thoughts are suppressed, is to be Dharma-ridden, and this is an erroneous view.
There's one sad truth in life I've found While journeying east and west - The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best.
We are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear. Fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself, because it is fear which drives men to act foolishly, to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously...
This is a confusing and uncertain period, when a thousand wise words can go completely unnoticed, and one thoughtless word can provoke an utterly nonsensical furor.
Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
Birth Control is not contraception indiscriminately and thoughtlessly practiced.
It means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.
A false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act.
Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.
If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself.
If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight.
Refrain from reckless and thoughtless actions. Be as calm and judicious as a mountain.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood.
What's excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly
I am 100 percent in favor of the intelligent use of drugs, and 1,000 percent against the thoughtless use of them, whether caffeine or LSD. And drugs are not central to my life.
Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. Extract from 'Memories of childhood and youth.'
We skim over the surface thoughtlessly.
But we must acknowledge that thinking well is a time-consuming process. We can't expect instant results. We have to slow down a bit, and take the time to contemplate, meditate, and even pray. It is the only route to a more meaningful and efficient existence.
try to understand that there is more thoughtlessness than malice in the world.
People are not out to offend you deliberately and maliciously. But all of us are thoughtless at times and do not readily realize that our words and actions are going to hurt people.
Thoughtfulness is the way to deathlessness, thoughtlessness the way to death.
The thoughtful do not die: the thoughtless are as if dead already.
Leave your thoughtlessness behind you then you may begin to understand.
Clear the emptiness around you with the waving of your hand.
There are gems of wondrous brightness Ofttimes lying at our feet, And we pass them, walking thoughtless, Down the busy, crowded street. If we knew, our pace would slacken, We would step more oft with care, Lest our careless feet be treading To the earth some jewel rare.
Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness.
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.