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Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.
Joseph Goebbels

Contemplate the media as a colossal instrument upon which the administration can be performed.
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If you think down, you will go down. If you think up, you will go up. You’ll always travel in the direction of your thinking.
T. D. Jakes

'If you think negatively, you will slip. If you think positively, you will ascend. You’ll invariably journey in the way of your contemplation.'
I've never understood the point of ecstasy. I think if I wanted to get dehydrated and jump about with a load of people I've never met before I could go to a Methodist barn dance.
Victoria Wood

I have never grasped the concept of elation. If I wanted to become parched and cavort with a crowd of strangers, I could attend a Wesleyan hoedown.
I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.
William Golding

I opine that females are unwise to feign parity with males, they are decidedly superior and have always been so.
Your words will tell others what you think. Your actions will tell them what you believe.
T. D. Jakes

Your utterances will reveal your opinions. Your deeds will demonstrate your convictions.
Baptists never make love standing up. They're afraid someone might see them and think they're dancing.
Lewis Grizzard

Baptists never engage in carnal relations while vertical; they fear being mistaken for capering.
When you choose to be a competitor you choose to be a survivor. When you choose to compete, you make the conscious decision to find out what your real limits are, not just what you think they are.
Pat Summitt

When you decide to battle, you opt to endure. By engaging in competition, you deliberately test the boundaries of your true capabilities, not just what you perceive them to be.
Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.
Pat Summitt

Mindset is a decision. What you conceive you can accomplish, be it upbeat or pessimistic, sure or apprehensive, is probably going to occur.
By giving our students practice in talking with others, we give them frames for thinking on their own.
Lev S. Vygotsky

Equipping our pupils with experience in conversing with others provides them with tools to form their own opinions.
The true direction of the development of thinking is not from the individual to the social, but from the social to the individual.
Lev S. Vygotsky

The progression of thinking originates not from the particular to the collective, but from the collective to the specific.
One of the first things I think young people, especially nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself. Then you can come to an intelligent decision for yourself. If you form the habit of going by what you hear others say about someone, or going by what others think about someone, instead of searching that thing out for yourself and seeing for yourself, you will be walking west when you think you're going east, and you will be walking east when you think you're going west.
Malcolm X

The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Encourage us to contemplate independently.
Instead of resisting to changes, surrender. Let life be with you, not against you. If you think ‘My life will be upside down’ don’t worry. How do you know down is not better than upside?
Shams Tabrizi

'Abandon all opposition to alterations. Allow life to accompany you, not confront you. If you deem 'My life will be discombobulated', be at ease. How do you know inversion is not superior to its contrary?'
He's not perfect. You aren't either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can.
Bob Marley

A good dancer is one who listens to the musicWe dance the music not the steps. Anyone who aspires to dance never thinks about what he is going to do. What he cares about is that he follows the music. You see, we are painters. We paint the music with our feet.
Carlos Gavito

It is pointless trying to know where the way leads. Think only about your first step, the rest will come.
Shams Tabrizi

It is useless to speculate where the path will take you. Concentrate solely on your first move, and the rest will unfold.
They're trying to exterminate our race. I think, probably in a moral sense, the Jewish people have been a blight. I mean as a whole, not every Jew. And they probably deserve to go into the ashbin of history. But saying that and actually shooting or killing people in masses, are two different things. I'm not advocating extermination. I think the best thing is to resettle them in someplace where they can't exploit others. And I don't think they can live among themselves, I really don't.
David Duke

I think that the movement is weak in Zimbabwe, much weaker than it is in Italy for example, much weaker than it is in Spain, much weaker than it is even in Germany, although there the groups are small they are very vociferous and you get them speaking loudly and organising.
Robert Mugabe

Hate no one, no matter how much they've wronged you. Live humbly, no matter how wealthy you become. Think positively, no matter how hard life is. Give much, even if you've been given little. Keep in touch with the ones who have forgotten you, and forgive who has wronged you, and do not stop praying for the best for those you love.
Ali ibn Abi Talib

Real music lovers are actually my favourite kind of people because they like to know, rather than just be told what to think.

Audiophiles are my top choice of persons because they take pleasure in learning, not just accepting what is told to them.
Think of all the years passed by in which you said to yourself "I'll do it tomorrow," and how the gods have again and again granted you periods of grace of which you have not availed yourself. It is time to realize that you are a member of the Universe, that you are born of Nature itself, and to know that a limit has been set to your time. Use every moment wisely, to perceive your inner refulgence, or 'twill be gone and nevermore within your reach.
Marcus Aurelius

I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think something's not good enough, and I won't stop until I feel like I've made it. I'm never satisfied.
J. Cole

I place high expectations on myself. I'm never happy with the results until I have reached an ideal standard. My craving for perfection is unending.
I think sunrises are rarer for me, but sunset is my favourite time of day.
Jon Foreman

I believe dawns occur infrequently for me, but dusk is my preferred period of the day.
Youth should learn to think and act as a mass. It is criminal to think as individuals!
Che Guevara

Youngsters should cultivate the habits of collective thought and action. To think independently is an offense!
There are three people in yourself - who people think you are, who you think you are, and who you really are.

'Within each of us exists three identities - the one that others perceive, the image we have of ourselves, and our true self.'
I think a woman looks best in a sari.
Kareena Kapoor

I believe a female is most attractive in a sari.
To control a people you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and your history, he needs no prison walls and no chains to hold you.
John Henrik Clarke

Success doesn't come from pie-in-the-sky thinking. It's the result of consciously doing something each day that will add to your overall excellence.
Nick Saban

Achievement does not originate from unrealistic expectations. It is the consequence of actively doing something on a daily basis that will improve your overall excellence.
Take the rose—most people think it very beautiful: I don’t care for It at all. I prefer the cactus, for the simple reason that it has a more interesting personality. It has wonderfully adapted itself to its surroundings! It is the best illustration of the theory of evolution in plant life.
Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Brian Tracy

Heads contemplate and articulate the answers. Subordinates consider and vocalize the issues.
Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.
Kwame Nkrumah

Revolution is effectuated by individuals, those who ponder like doers and act like thinkers.
I just wish people would realize that anything's possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.
Terry Fox

People should comprehend that with effort, anything can be achieved; aspirations are attainable if one strives.
Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.
Carl Jung

Contemplation is arduous, thus why a great many individuals pass judgement.
I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.
Zaha Hadid

I do not believe architecture is limited to providing a mere shelter; it should be able to stir emotion, soothe the soul, and provoke thought.
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.
Noam Chomsky

If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.
Benjamin Franklin

If everyone is of the same mind, then nobody is pondering.
A Christian is: a mind through which Christ thinks, a heart through which Christ loves, a voice through which Christ speaks, and a hand through which Christ helps.
Saint Augustine

A believer is: a thought vessel for Christ, a loving organ for Christ, an orator for Christ, and a helping limb for Christ.
If a girl wears a shirt and a skirt, does she become more sensuous? I think a girl in a sari is more sensuous than a girl in a skirt. In my opinion, a wet sari is the most sensuous.
Bipasha Basu

If a girl dons a top and a skirt, does she become more alluring? I believe that a female in a sari is more captivating than one in a skirt. In my view, an enlivened sari is the most bewitching.
The white man has succeeded in subduing the world by forcing everybody to think his way....The white man's propaganda has made him the master of the world, and all those who have come in contact with it and accepted it have become his slaves.
Marcus Garvey

I think everybody should take the attitude that we're working to be a champion, that we want to be a champion in everything that we do. Every choice, every decision, everything that we do every day, we want to be a champion.
Nick Saban

Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack.
Benjamin Franklin

All people require judiciousness, only a select few own it, and nobody imagines they are without it.
When we think we know we cease to learn.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Once we become certain, our education stalls.
When someone offends me, I think it’s a gift from Allah (god). He (Allah) is teaching me humility.
Ibn Taymiyyah

When someone hurts me, I consider it an offering from Allah (god). He (Allah) is instructing me in humility.
Ignorance is servitude, because as a man thinks, so he is; a man who does not think for himself and allows himself to be guided by the thought of another is like the beast led by a halter.
Jose Rizal

Enslavement is subjugation, for as an individual reflects, so he exists; someone who does not ponder independently and allows themselves to be directed by the beliefs of another is similar to the animal directed by a bridle.
If you only think about yourself - how much money can I make, what can I buy, how nice is my house, what kind of fancy car do I have? - over the long term, I think, you get bored. I think your life becomes diminished. The way to live a full life is to think: What can I do for others?
Barack Obama

Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Our confession will either imprison us or set us free. Our confession is the result of our believing, and our believing is the result of our right or wrong thinking.
Kenneth E. Hagin

Our declaration will either confine us or liberate us. Our declaration is the consequence of our faith, and our faith is the result of our accurate or inaccurate thought process.
Man comes from a drop of semen and leaves as a piece of dust. He doesn't know when he came and he doesn't know when he's leaving, yet he walks on the earth thinking he knows everything.
Ali ibn Abi Talib

'Humankind emerges from a single speck of semen and departs as an atom of dust. They are unaware of both their start and end yet they traverse the planet with the delusion that they comprehend all.'
I enjoy the sari. I think it's the sexiest garment ever. It shows you the right amount, it covers the right amount, it's extremely versatile, it suits every body type, it suits every face.
Vidya Balan

I relish the sari. I deem it the most alluring article of clothing ever. It displays just enough, shields just enough, it is incredibly adaptable, it flatters every physique, and it complements every visage.
Look wide, and even when you think you are looking wide - look wider still.
Robert Baden-Powell

Gaze extensively, and even when you believe you are looking far - broaden your scope further.