„Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.“

Interview with Amanda Craig, "Grand dame of letters who's not going quietly," The Times, London (23 November 2003)
Variante: Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

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britische Schriftstellerin 1919 - 2013

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„Wrongly or rightly you think that I have a right to the name of Christian.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943

Last letter to Father Joseph-Marie Perrin, from a refugee camp in Casablanca (26 May 1942), as translated in The Simone Weil Reader (1957) edited by George A. Panichas, p. 111
Kontext: Wrongly or rightly you think that I have a right to the name of Christian. I assure you that when in speaking of my childhood and youth I use the words vocation, obedience, spirit of poverty, purity, acceptance, love of one's neighbor, and other expressions of the same kind, I am giving them the exact signification they have for me now. Yet I was brought up by my parents and my brother in a complete agnosticism, and I never made the slightest effort to depart from it; I never had the slightest desire to do so, quite rightly, I think. In spite of that, ever since my birth, so to speak, not one of my faults, not one of my imperfections really had the excuse of ignorance. I shall have to answer for everything on that day when the Lamb shall come in anger.
You can take my word for it too that Greece, Egypt, ancient India, and ancient China, the beauty of the world, the pure and authentic reflections of this beauty in art and science, what I have seen of the inner recesses of human hearts where religious belief is unknown, all these things have done as much as the visibly Christian ones to deliver me into Christ's hands as his captive. I think I might even say more. The love of these things that are outside visible Christianity keeps me outside the Church... But it also seems to me that when one speaks to you of unbelievers who are in affliction and accept their affliction as a part of the order of the world, it does not impress you in the same way as if it were a question of Christians and of submission to the will of God. Yet it is the same thing.

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„The thing that I want you all to remember: please, please, don’t base your vote, this time, on fear. Base it on possibility. Think. Listen. The game of politics is to make you afraid so that you don’t think.“

—  Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964

2000s, To Live Beyond Our Fear (2007)
Kontext: The thing that I want you all to remember: please, please, don’t base your vote, this time, on fear. Base it on possibility. Think. Listen. The game of politics is to make you afraid so that you don’t think. And what we need right now isn’t political rhetoric, it isn’t game-playing. We need leadership; we need people with judgment; we need decent people, people with common sense, people with strong family values. People who understand the world.

„You think you kill me. I think you kill yourself.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

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„If you want to know what you think of yourself, then ask yourself what you think of others, and you will find your answer.“

—  Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984

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„Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963

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„Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you.“

—  George Harrison British musician, former member of the Beatles 1943 - 2001

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Kontext: Do what you want to do,
And go where you're going to.
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you.

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„Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.“

—  Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954

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Variante: Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
Quelle: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?

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„Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.“

—  Benjamin Spock American pediatrician and author of Baby and Child Care 1903 - 1998

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