“Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations that've long since bought and paid for, the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pocket, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and the information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them.”
― George Carlin
Critical Thinking Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old critical thinking quotes, critical thinking sayings, and critical thinking proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.
The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.
We put too much of a premium on presenting and not enough on substance and critical thinking.
If there was one life skill everyone on the planet needed, it was the ability to think with critical objectivity
The purpose of critical thinking is rethinking: that is, reviewing, evaluating, and revising thought.
Critical thinking relies on content, because you can't navigate masses of information if you have nothing to navigate to.
We seem to have trouble with critical thinking. And our political system doesn't help.
Most people do not have a problem with you thinking for yourself, as long as your conclusions are the same as or at least compatible with their beliefs.
The insecure leader will interpret critical thinking as critiscism.
Critical Thinking has the potential to be a deeply creative process.
You have a brain and mind of your own. Use it, and reach your own decisions.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Negative thinking creates clouds at critical decision times.
John C. Maxwell
Ignorance is always ready to admire itself. Procure yourself critical friends.
For students, the evolution-creation discussion can be a useful exercise, for it can help develop their critical thinking skills.
All of the common core standards stuff about critical reading and critical thinking and so on can only be positive.
James W. Loewen