26 Best Critical Thinking Quotes For Kids and Students

Don’t just give education to your children. They should be taught how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to give their opinion. Here are the best critical thinking quotes for students that will help kids, and teens know the importance of critical thinking.

Critical Thinking Quotes For Kids Students

1. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.” ― Roy T. Bennett

2. “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” ― Christopher Hitchens

3. “Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.” ― Adrienne Rich

4. “Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.” ― Fulton J. Sheen

5. “The thought process is beautiful and so is the action. But too much thinking without taking action will easily lead to overthinking.” ― Mwanandeke Kindembo

6. “I kept reminding myself to deal with information as it was distributed to me. This is a critical component of neutral thinking.” ― Trevor Moawad

7. “Critical examination of the evidence and quality of argument is the best defense.” ― David Omand

8. “Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system.” ― Miguel Ruiz

9. “When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.” ― Stephen King

10. “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism” ― Norman Vincent Peale

11. “Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.” ― Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

12. “Put your foot upon the neck of the fear of criticism by reaching a decision not to worry about what other people think, do, or say.” ― Napoleon Hill

13. “It is better to be taught to think critically than to be told on what to believe.” ― Christopher Paolini

Critical Thinking Quotes in Education

14. “Knowledge forms the foundation of all higher-order cognitive functions including critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making.” ― Doug Lemov

15. “The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” ― Garry Kasparov

16. “Whatever negative things people think and say about you is enough to bring you down provided you believe that it carries a weight that can push you hard. Don’t agree to accept what critics say; be prepared to silence them by doing what they think you can’t do!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

17. “What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another person, what you do to another person – you do to you. Give judgment and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.” ― Rhonda Byrne

18. “Critical thinking and a factual approach to the fundamental life questions are the undividable cornerstones of our authentic presence in the world.” ― Erik Pevernagie

19. “Be your own worst critic. When things go wrong it’s tempting to shift the blame. Don’t Accept responsibility. People will appreciate it, and you will find out what you’re capable of.” ― Paul Arden

20. “You do not win by struggling to the top of a caste system, you win by refusing to be trapped within one at all.” ― Naomi Wolf

21. “When people have invested their identities into clichés, the only counter argument they have is ‘being offended’.” ― Stefan Molyneux

22. “If there was one life skill everyone on the planet needed, it was the ability to think with critical objectivity” ― Josh Lanyon

23. “Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it.” ― Bryant McGill

24. “Do not share your thoughts with people who think that what you are thinking is not worth thinking.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

25. “Belief what you like, but don’t believe everything you read without questioning it.” ― Pauline Baynes

26. “One of the most important things one can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught.” ― Bryant McGill

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