“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
'Never think that you're not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.'
'When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.'
"Gonna change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools."
HannahArendt.net, an online peer reviewed journal has issued a call for papers for their upcoming 'Justice and Law' edition being released in August of this year.
With this topic we wish to participate in current debates insofar as they deal with the juridification of politics as a form of depoliticizing socio-political problems and/or to identify phenomena of dehumanization and exclusion, where the dual nature of justice and law is overlooked.
'The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.'
“Being prepared to receive what thought is not prepared to think is what deserves the name of thinking.”
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
Thanks to Josetxu V for sending us this thought on thinking.
"Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined. Society has but little connection with such beginnings. The worm is in man´s heart. That is where it must be sought. One must follow and understand this fatal game that leads from lucidity in the face of existence to flight from light."
“Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
-John F. Kennedy
“A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.”
“Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
"I try to encourage people to think for themselves, to question standard assumptions… Don’t take assumptions for granted. Begin by taking a skeptical attitude toward anything that is conventional wisdom. Make it justify itself. It usually can’t. Be willing to ask questions about what is taken for granted. Try to think things through for yourself.”