Thinking Quotes


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

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Variations of the quote:

"Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them."

"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

"The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation."

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them."

"The world we have made, as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far, creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them."

— Alicia, does our relationship warrant long-term commitment? Because I need some kind of proof, some kind of verifiable, empirical data.
— I'm sorry, just give me a moment... to redefine my girlish notions of romance. A proof? Verifiable data. Okay. Well, how big is the universe?
— Infinite.
— How do you know?
— Because all the data indicates it.
— But it hasn't been proven yet?
— No.
— You haven't seen it.
— No.
— How do you know for sure?
— I don't, I just believe it.
— It's the same with love, I guess.

Hers was that common insularity of mind that makes human creatures believe that their color, creed, and politics are best and right and that other human creatures scattered over the world are less fortunately placed than they. It was the same insularity of mind that made the ancient Jew thank God he was not born a woman, and sent the modern missionary god-substituting to the ends of the earth; and it made Ruth desire to shape this man from other crannies of life into the likeness of the men who lived in her particular cranny of life.