Quotes about Critical Thinking - Bacon to Galbraith

Read insights on critical thinking from famous thinkers such as Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr., and Plato. Click on an image to see a larger version and to share it with others.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon - Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
Lawrence Balter
Lawrence Balter - You want to prepare your child to think as he gets older. You want him to be critical in his judgments
Pauline Baynes
Pauline Baynes - Believe what you like, but don't believe everything you read without questioning it.
Sir William Bragg
Sir William Bragg - The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky - I try to encourage people to think for themselves, to question standard assumptions…
Confucius - Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley - The critical spirit never knows when to stop meddling.
John Dewey
John Dewey - Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheep-like passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving...
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein - The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Edward Everett
Edward Everett quote - Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army
Anne Frank
Quote Anne Frank - People can tell you to shut up, but they can't keep you from having an opinion
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin - An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
J. Willam Fulbright
J. William Fulbright - We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things' because when things become 'unthinkable' thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith - The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
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