Practical Thinking Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 63 Quotes About Practical Thinking

#1. I think that a lot of people who like training with guns are probably drawn to it not only for practical reasons, but also in that same restless quest for physical excellence that draws people to a martial arts dojo. - Author: Jonathan Gottschall
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#2. There is so much uncertainty in cricket. One day you can get a hundred, the next day you can be dismissed for a zero. It makes you become practical about things. Teaches you to accept both success and failure. I think I have learnt a lot about life from cricket. - Author: Mahela Jayawardene
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#3. I avoid the carwash when I think it might rain anytime in the near future, which means I drive around the majority of the time in a pollen and bird poop covered car. This presents a stand off between Neat Freakshow and Practical Pennypincher, and Neat Freak usually triumphs. And then it rains. - Author: Kristin Armstrong
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#4. In music I still prefer the minor key, and in printing I like the light coming from the dark. I like pictures that surmount the darkness, and many of my photographs are that way. It is the way I see photographically. For practical reasons, I think it looks better in print too. - Author: W. Eugene Smith
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#5. I think, people are generally willing to imagine robots of all shapes, as humanoid robots are not practical. - Author: Colin Angle
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#6. The first and most practical step in getting what one wants in this world is wanting it. One would think that the next step would be expressing what one wants. But it almost never is. It generally consists in wanting it still harder. - Author: Gerald Stanley Lee
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#7. My stand is clear; produce to distribute, feed before you eat, give before you take, think of others before you think of yourself. Only a selfless society based on sharing can be stable and happy. This is the only practical solution. If you do not want it, then - fight. - Author: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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#8. What is an intellectual? In general, someone seriously devoted to what used to be called the "life of the mind": thinking pursued not instrumentally, for the sake of practical goals, but simply for the sake of knowing and understanding. - Author: Gary Gutting
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#9. I think what's important and extraordinarily practical about Buddhism, is that it offers very concrete methods for people to work with. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#10. Socrates ... is the first philosopher of life [Lebensphilosoph], ... Thinking serves life, while among all previous philosophers life had served thought and knowledge ... Thus Socratic philosophy is absolutely practical: it is hostile to all knowledge unconnected to ethical implications. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#11. While thinking is a practical necessity, the failure to recognize thoughts as thoughts, moment after moment, is what gives each of us the feeling that we call "I," and this is the string upon which all our states of suffering and dissatisfaction are strung. - Author: Sam Harris
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#12. Don't preach too much to your pupils or abound in good talk in the abstract. Lie in wait rather for the practical opportunities, be prompt to seize those as they pass, and thus at one operation get your pupils both to think, to feel, and to do. - Author: William James
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#13. I don't think I am a traditional romantic who thinks about candlelight dinners and wonders if my husband is going to bring me flowers, though I'm delighted if he does. I'm more practical-minded. I find it incredibly romantic that my husband does the dishes. - Author: Nora Roberts
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#14. Clothes should be practical. I like the concept of easy wear. I think [86-year-old] actress Emmanuelle Riva was extremely chic. She's super stylish. At the Cesars, she was wearing this beautiful red silk dress. I don't know whose it was. - Author: Christophe Lemaitre
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#15. I do not think that the radio waves I have discovered will have any practical application. - Author: Heinrich Hertz
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#16. On practical level I can't pick up the camera until I think I know what I want. I don't wander around. It's almost impossible for me to pick up a camera ... it's really hard. - Author: Bill Henson
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#17. As Christians, we call ourselves people of faith, but how much practical faith do we really have? - Author: Lisa Bedrick
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#18. I think what the book did in addition to its practical uses, is it gave us a more attentive way of thinking. - Author: Nicholas G. Carr
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#19. Through the survival of their children, happy parents are able to think calmly, and with a very practical affection, of a world in which they are to have no direct share. - Author: Walter Pater
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#20. Progress is always the product of fresh thinking, and much of it thinking which to practical men bears the semblance of dreaming. - Author: Robert Gordon Sproul
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#21. I think one of the most interesting things about automation isn't on the practical side. I think it's about creating magic and wonder and moments of splendor. - Author: Genevieve Bell
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#22. What we need in the world is manners ... I think that if, instead of preaching brotherly love, we preached good manners, we might get a little further. It sounds less righteous and more practical. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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#23. In human relationships, those who do not love are rarely loved: those who will not be friends end up by having none. [p. 15 apud Thinking Strategically; on the "Intransigence strategy"] - Author: David Schoenbrun
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#24. If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things happen. What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#25. Not only has this subject been long associated with the ideas of thinking men over the ages but its practical importance is attested to by the huge resources of men and material thrown into this type of work. - Author: Robert Hofstadter
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#26. Taking the time to polish a pun or fine-tune a practical joke is a way of saying, 'I'm thinking about you and I want to please you.' - Author: Andrew Hudgins
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#27. They say rubbers mainly for perverts. Dont know why. Think its very practical, actually. I mean, you spill anything on it and it just comes off. I suppose that could be why the perverts like it. - Author: Charlotte Coleman
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#28. I think people should consume their music any way they want. If it's more practical for them to listen to it on an iPod or something, that's fine by me. - Author: Tristan Perich
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#29. We are seeking another basic outlook: the world as an organization. This would profoundly change categories of our thinking and influence our practical attitudes. We must envision the biosphere as a whole with mutually reinforcing or mutually destructive inter-dependencies. - Author: Ludwig Von Bertalanffy
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#30. The thinking of the one, therefore, will be determined by eternal truth, the actions of the other more by the practical reality of the moment. The greatness of the one lies in the absolute abstract soundness of his idea ... - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#31. I love when you take bizarre, non-human things and somehow make them human or accessible. I think that's why I like the practical effects. You can look at a creature and still see vulnerability or the character behind the creature. To get character behind CG creatures, that's so few and far between. - Author: Kevin Munroe
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#32. The crazy thing is that practical solutions exist. We don't need to perpetuate these problems. I think our hardest job is to convey a sense of optimism, show how things can get better, and get people to invest in solutions. - Author: Mark Powell
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#33. Buy with your heart, not your head. You can look at all the aspects that make a purchase practical, but that kind of thinking makes it an investment rather than a home. - Author: Barbara Corcoran
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#34. I think therapeutic spirituality has largely been a help in the modern world. So the fact that people can approach religion with practical needs. - Author: Mitch Horowitz
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#35. Thinking doesn't seem to help very much. The human brain is too high-powered to have many practical uses in this particular universe. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#36. I do not think much of the good luck theory of self-made men. It is worth but little attention and has no practical value. - Author: Frederick Douglass
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#37. I'm practical, very data-driven, and process-oriented. If I look at a radar and see a giant green blob coming toward me, I'm thinking it's probably going to snow. - Author: Kevin Jorgeson
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#38. I'm not cynical about love at all. I'm very practical. I think love takes up a lot of time. - Author: Zooey Deschanel
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#39. I can't help thinking that science would be more appealing if it had no practical use. - Author: Claude Levi-Strauss
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#40. There can be no doubt that the knowledge of logic is of considerable practical importance for everyone who desires to think and to infer correctly. - Author: Alfred Tarski
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#41. What is the most effective, practical way of raising the wealth of nations? What causes wealth? I have come to think that the dream of democratic socialism is inferior to the dream of democratic capitalism, and that the latter's superiority in actual practice is undeniable. - Author: Michael Novak
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#42. We need to inject some old-fashioned American values and common-sense, practical thinking into our energy policy. - Author: Michael Bloomberg
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#43. Whether I'm at home and researching online or whether I'm in the studio just drawing, I think I'm more interested in practical research - discussing with other people, trying to find the exact formula of putting things on the canvas, what is the consistency of paint that works best. - Author: Camille Henrot
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#44. I think I have a reputation for being really serious. In interviews I use big words, but I'm just an emotional goofball. I play practical jokes all the time. - Author: Darren Hayes
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#45. She went to bed thinking more about another person than about herself. This goes to prove that even minor poetry may have its practical uses. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#46. Love is the most practical thing in the world. To love, to be kind, not to be greedy, not to be ambitious, not to be influenced by people but to think for yourself-these are all very practical things, and they will bring about a practical, happy society. - Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
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#47. We have heard enough about being practical and efficient and prudent. We heard it preached through several decades that these things would save the world. I think that, with the salty taste of blood and sweat on our lips, we are learning that we had best talk once again about doing what is right. - Author: Ellis Arnall
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#48. I feel they should be discussed informally, truthfully, honestly, and in some cases, I think, without forgetting ... long-term vision. They should be practical. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#49. Don't be 'practical' in politics. To be practical in that sense means that you have schooled yourself to think along the lines, and in the grooves that those who rob you would desire you to think. - Author: James Connolly
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#50. Should we have a leader or should we think for ourselves? Obviously the latter in principle. But-sometimes there lies a gulf between what is theoretically right and that which is practical. - Author: Philip K. Dick
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#51. I try to do everything from thinking about big issues like how a building fits into the larger stream of architectural history to practical issues such as how it feels to navigate your way through its interior. - Author: Paul Goldberger
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#52. The self-styled practical man of affairs who pooh-poohs philosophy as a lot of windy notions is himself a pragmatist or a positivist, and a bad one at that, since he has given no thought to his position. - Author: Alan Watts
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#53. That is how the atom is split. But what does it mean ? To us who think in terms of practical use it means - Nothing ! - Author: Peter Ritchie Calder
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#54. Now that we've made that decision, everyone is thinking about the practical consequences and I think Theresa May could be the most challenging prime ministership since the Suez Crisis, possibly since the Second World War. - Author: Jeremy Hunt
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#55. If you give up on your principles I don't think that's being pragmatic ... Doing the wrong thing, even partially, isn't being practical ... if you have the right ideas and are forceful enough ... I think you can get the support you need. - Author: Ron Paul
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#56. My mother and father come from that post-Depression, middle-of-World-War -I kind of thinking that says, 'Find a practical job. You know what I mean, Mr. Big Shot? So, you can sing a song ... ' - Author: Al Jarreau
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#57. I also believe on a practical level, if you're taking time away from people, besides entertaining them, I think it's important that there's something to react to. - Author: Nicolas Winding Refn
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#58. Homeric mind is ingenuity, practical intelligence. There is no Rodin-like deep thinking, no mathematical or philosophical speculation. Odysseus thinks with his hands. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#59. One thing I was thinking about is that they probably get their come-uppance about the same percentage that people in real life do. Basically, stealing for all practical purposes might as well be legal in New York. - Author: Mike Judge
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#60. If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical purpose, it is what the people think so,and that they, and not I, are the natural, lawful, and competent judges of this matter. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#61. The twentieth century will be chiefly remembered by future generations not as an era of political conflicts or technical inventions, but as an age in which human society dared to think of the welfare of the whole human race as a practical objective. - Author: Arnold J. Toynbee
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#62. Enlightenment doesn't mean we were never wounded; it means we've found a way to evolve beyond our wounds. Enlightenment isn't idealistic; it's practical. What's idealistic is thinking we can live from our wounds, stay in our weakness, and ever transform the world. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#63. When you strip the bark off of Donald Trump, I think he's a very practical person. I think he's a very smart person. He's got an analytical mind. I think he's tapped into something. His son said he's the "blue collar billionaire." - Author: Anthony Scaramucci
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