Independence Of Thought Quotes by Leon Blum, Bryce Courtenay, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Sagan, Walter Gilbert, Alexis de Tocqueville and many others.
A free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
. . . besides love, independence of thought is the greatest gift an adult can give a child.
It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
I promise to question everything my leaders tell me. I promise to use my critical faculties. I promise to develop my independence of thought. I promise to educate myself so I can make my own judgments.
The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
Among the droves of men with political ambitions in the United States, I found very few with that virile candor, that manly independence of thought, that often distinguished Americans in earlier times and that is invariably the preeminent trait of great characters wherever it exists.
For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.
When I think of the most able students I have encountered in my teaching – I mean those who have distinguished themselves not only by skill but by independence of thought – then I must confess that all have had a lively interest in epistemology.
Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already doneвЂ”occasionally what men have not doneвЂ”thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.
Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
In the long run [censorship] will create a generation incapable of appreciating the difference between independence of thought and subservience.
Independence of thought is a most valuable quality in a chess-player, both at the board and when preparing for a game.
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
A society with too few independent thinkers is vulnerable to control by disturbed and opportunistic leaders. A society which wants to create and maintain a free and democratic social system must create responsible independence of thought among its young.