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40+ Best Quotes About Thinking For All Kids To Ponder

Thinking quotes are a good exercise for the brain!

Thinking is to concentrate on an idea, either momentarily or for a prolonged period of time.

Thinking is one of the crucial cognitive skills, it has to be learned and cannot really be taught. Critical thinking, in particular, is essential for analysis, logical reasoning, and problem-solving.

When we think, what we really do is process information, focus attention, and store and fetch memories so that we can give an appropriate response to situations. The ability to express yourself and understand others are also considered to be parts of the thinking process. While needless thinking can lead to a waste of time, meaningful and optimal thinking proves to be quite beneficial in our day-to-day life. Kids, in particular, must practice open, creative, logical, critical, analytical as well as emotional thinking for their cognitive development.

So, why not start with some thinking quotes? If you like what you're reading, do check out these [quotes about overthinking] and genius quotes as well!

Inspirational Quotes About Positive Thinking

Some thinking quotes spark positive emotions.

If you're looking for inspirational and positive thinking quotes, here's a guide to nudge your thoughts in the right direction.

1. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.”

- Harvey Mackay.

2. “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.”

- Brian Tracy.

3. “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.”

- Wade Boggs.

4. "The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."

- Winston Churchill.

5. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.”

- Matt Cameron.

6. “In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.”

- Dalai Lama.

7. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”

- Mary Lou Retton.

8. “Be positive. Your mind is more powerful than you think. What is down in the well comes up in the bucket. Fill yourself with positive things.”

- Tony Dungy.

9. “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

- Mary Engelbreit.

10. “Things have a way of working themselves out if we just remain positive.”

- Lou Holtz.

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11. “Between a million yesterdays and a million tomorrows, there’s only one today. And I would never let it pass without telling you I’m thinking of you.”

- Mitch Cuento.

12. “In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.”

- Virginia Woolf.

13. “Somewhere someone is thinking of you. Someone is calling you an angel. This person is using celestial colors to paint your image.”

- Henry Rollins.

14. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk through my garden forever.”

- Alfred Tennyson.

15. "Late at night when all the world

Is sleeping

I stay up and think of you

And I wish on a star

That somewhere you are

Thinking of me too..."

- Selena Quintanilla Perez, 'Thinking Of You,' 1995.

16. “Do you know I never ever feel bored, never ever feel lonely, because you are always in my thoughts, morning, afternoon and night.”

- Mitch Cuento.

17. "When I think of you, I think of kindness, wisdom and love. Thanks for being you."

- Sam Crow.

Deep Quotes On Life To Get You Thinking

Quotes about life can be pretty thoughtful.

What's better than a life-changing book? Perhaps these thoughtful words of wisdom and life quotes to get your minds pondering are!

18. “The longer I go about living, I see it’s the relationship that is most meaningful.”

- William Shatner.

19. “Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.”

- Anne Frank.

20. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

21. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”

- Roy T. Bennett.

22. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

- Alice Walker.

23. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

- Joshua Marine.

24. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

- Soren Kierkegaard.

25. “Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

- Roy T. Bennett.

26. “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

- Oscar Wilde.

27. “You are only as free as you think you are and freedom will always be as real as you believe it to be.”

- Robert M. Drake.

Thinking Quotes That Are Perfect For Reading

If you can't find a book with the perfect thinking quotes, get your minds busy with some good thinking quotes right here!

28. “It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”

- Dale Carnegie.

29. “A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.”

- Victor Hugo.

30. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

- Coco Chanel.

31. “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

- Haruki Murakami.

32. "The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have."

- John Locke.

33. "There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do."

- Henry Ford.

34. “Every thought we think is creating our future.”

- Louise L. Hay.

35. “I think and think and think, I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”

- Jonathan Safran Foer.

36. "Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."

- John Locke.

37. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

- Albert Einstein.

38.  “Some people get lost in thought because it's such unfamiliar territory.”

- G. Behn.

39. "Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."

- Henry Ford.

40. “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

- Albert Einstein.

41. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

- Andrew Jackson.

42. “Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

43. “A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.”

- Albert Einstein.

44. "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."

- Carl Sagan.

45. "People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think."

- George Carlin.

46. "Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion."

- T. Harv Eker.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for quotes about thinking and the mind then why not take a look at these [quotes about knowing yourself] and quotes about maturity too?

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