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Quotes on THINKING & JUDGMENT
"Erroneous assumptions can be disastrous."
— Peter Drucker
"Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them."
— Laurence J. Peter
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
— Albert Einstein
"The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions."
— Peter Drucker
Men, Ideas & Politics
"It’s not so much a case of having to pay attention to the news of the world as it is a case of knowing when to change our filters so that the important stuff comes in."
— Bill Welter & Jean Egmon
The Prepared Mind of a Leader
"He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress."
— Anwar el-Sadat
"In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now."
Lecture upon receiving the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize
"Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers."
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
— John Lubbock
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."
— Alfred Einstein
"If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."
"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."
— Jules Henri Poincaré
"Leadership in business is a matter not so much of the knowledge which the individual has acquired through formal education as it is of his ability to bring into full play all the resources of his mind."
— Clarence B Randall, The Executive in Transition
"Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in."
— Alan Alda
"What we know limits what we can imagine."
— William Taylor