Famous quotes containing the word thinkers:

    Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    The success of great scholars and thinkers is commonly a courtier-like success, not kingly, not manly. They make shift to live merely by conformity, practically as their fathers did, and are in no sense the progenitors of a nobler race of men.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
    Harriet Martineau (1802–1876)