Edward De Bono Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old edward de bono quotes, edward de bono sayings, and edward de bono proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.     

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Creative thinking - in terms of idea creativity - is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.     

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I think school is a place where thinking should be taught.     

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If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.     

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Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.     

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It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.     

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If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas.     

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An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.     

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Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.     

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Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose.     

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Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.     

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The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don't have to think, you just have to get more information - gets very dangerous.     

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Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.     

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Complexity means distracted effort. Simplicity means focused effort.     

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Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple.     

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Complexity creates confusion, simplicity focus.     

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Mock the devil, and he will flee from thee.     

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