Best Quotes by Edward de Bono (Top 10)

  1. If you never change your mind, why have one?
  2. 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.
  3. Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
  4. There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.
  5. Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
  6. Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
  7. The image that concerns most people is the reflection they see in other people's minds.
  8. We may have a perfectly adequate way of doing something, but that does not mean there cannot be a better way. So we set out to find an alternative way. This is the basis of any improvement that is not fault correction or problem solving.
  9. (...) being right all the time acquires a huge importance in education, and there is this terror of being wrong. The ego is so tied to being right that later on in life you are reluctant to accept that you are ever wrong, because you are defending not the idea but your self-esteem. (...) this terror of being wrong means that people have enormous difficulties in changing ideas.
  10. If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.

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