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At last I began to think, that is to say to listen harder.

I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.
Thinking goes on in your head. It is not really deep into the roots of your being; it is not your totality.

Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega
Most people in the world don't really use their brains to think. And people who don't think are the ones who don't listen to others.

And, like the great damned souls, I shall always feel that thinking is worth more than living.

The Book of Disquiet
Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it
He who thinks little, errs much
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say
We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving
Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."