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.

Critical thinking is what leads to the next breakthroughs in any area.     

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical     

Boris Yeltsin

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.     

Roger Lewin

Learn to use your brain power. Critical thinking is the key to creative problem solving in business.     

Richard Branson

What I'm looking for in my interaction is critical thinking on the part of the person pitching to me.     

Brad Feld

Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen.     


To learn that it's easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself.     

Neil deGrasse Tyson

In unanimity there may well be either cowardice or uncritical thinking.     

Donald Rumsfeld

Keeping an open mind is a virtue, but not so open that your brains fall out.     

Bertrand Russell