"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.
The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.
The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
A. A. Milne
[Alan Alexander Milne] (1882-1956) English author
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
I like it, way too close to accurate for the general populace.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
  • 1
    Pick your poison.
     -- anonymous     
  • 1
    With a hint of Plato, accurate and to the point. Who doesn't like Poo.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
  • 1
    AHA ! Alan Alexander ! I knew him only as A.A. when a bunch of 20-somethings used to read Winnie Ther Pooh. ( Don't you know what 'Ther" means, asked Christopher Robin ?" )
    ... and I didn't know he was such a deep philosophical thinker. ( A.A., I mean, not Christopher Robin nor Pooh nor Tigger nor ... ).
    Thanks for opening a new door to a precious old place.
     -- Bob Leavitt, Charlotte, VT     
  • 1
    And the 4th rate mind votes for Nancy Pelosi.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
  • 1
    As it is written:

    " As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he..."

    ~ Proverbs 23:7

     Sovereignty of mind is the sine qua non of a Sovereign life.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
  • 1
    I think, therefore I am.  If I don't think, I am naught... ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?

    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2023 Liberty-Tree.ca