Quotable #63: Thinking

“I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the minority, and the first-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking.” — A. A. Milne


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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16 Responses to Quotable #63: Thinking

  1. yuulye says:

    This is great!
    Just checking some of your posts, you doesn’t seem to reply anyone comment, haha


  2. 🦋 Thinking thinking makes one think.


  3. Imtenan says:

    You really think so?


  4. lindasschaub says:

    Something to wrap your mind around:
    It’s Palindrome Week. 8-14-18… 8-16-18… Every date this week is the same forward as it is backwards.


  5. Abigail says:

    Conformity is easier than individuality, so that people are automatically inclined to siding with the majority. It takes effort and dedication to stick to one’s own guns.


  6. Excerpt from E.E.Cummings:

    the holy miraculous difference between
    firstrate & second implies nonth
    inkable enormousness by con
    trast with the tiny stumble from second to tenth

    Liked by 1 person

  7. thelyniezian says:

    That seems fair to me. It does seems sometime like you think you ought to think a certain way when perhaps the best is to have your own thoughts…

    Liked by 2 people

  8. mistermuse says:

    “I think, therefore I am’….first rate? I’m of a mind to agree with that! 😦 🙂


  9. Yuvika says:

    Love this and I just reblogged it on my blog. Namaste. 🙏


  10. Yuvika says:

    Reblogged this on Big Life.


  11. Sue says:

    Perhaps whilst playing Pooh Sticks.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. ivor20 says:

    I’m still thinking…… thinking…


  13. Just keep thinking and it is best to think your own thoughts! 😁


  14. masercot says:

    Silly old bear…

    Liked by 3 people

    • Abigail says:

      He was a silly bear of very little brain who nonetheless had extraordinary thoughts. It reminds me of how small children, though lacking in “adult” understanding, make some of the most amazing and truthful remarks.


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