The President has kept all of the promises he
intended to keep."
- Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking
on Larry King Live
"Half this game is ninety percent mental."
- Philadelphia Phillies manager Danny Ozark
"There's no such thing as a tough child - if you
parboil them first for seven hours, they always
come out tender."
- W.C. Fields
"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on
the way out."
- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962
"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of
"This fellow Charles Lindbergh will never make it.
- Harry Guggenheim, millionaire
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be
seriously considered as a means of communication. The
device is inherently of no value to us."
- Western Union internal memo, 1876
"A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market
research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not
soft and chewy cookies like you make."
- Response to Debbie Fields' idea of starting
Mrs. Fields' Cookies
Well, well. This marks the end of the ... didnt think series.
I hope you have enjoyed it.
What makes a "great thinker?"
Are We Born To Be Great Thinkers?
What makes a "great thinker?" A high I.Q.? A
university education? Are we born to be great thinkers,
or do we learn it? Actually, anyone can be a great
thinker. Sure, some of history's so-called "thinkers"
had genius-level I.Q. and schooling, but most were
normal people who needed or wanted to find solutions
to everyday questions.
Key to Great Thoughts
The key to discovery of great thoughts lies in one
Give yourself permission to think "outside the box."
Daydream. Fantasize. Doodle. Meditate. And never
think your ideas are dumb or worthless!
Many of the world's greatest thinkers were laughed
at. But imagine what our world if people like Philo T.
Farnsworth, a farm boy from Idaho, hadn't dreamed up
• Who do you know that you think is a great thinker?
• Who always has amazing ideas?
• Who comes up with solutions to problems no one
else thinks of?
Next time you see them, ask them how they do it.As from
the next posts, i will begin a series on some Great Thinkers
to inspire us- some famous, some not. All of them have two
things in common:
They started life with huge challenges - lack of education,
problems at home, poverty - and they all overcame life's
challenges by giving themselves permission to dream.
This is a series on some great thinkers that have shaped
our world. I hope we’ll all be motivated to emulate them.
Quote of the post
"The mind is everything. What you think you become."