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Honore de Balzac Everything is bilateral in the domain of thought. Ideas are binary. Janus is the myth of criticism and the symbol of genius. Only God is triangular!
Nicholas Murray Butler Perhaps we should comprehend these things better were it not for the persistence of the superstition that human beings habitually think. There is no more persistent superstition than this. Linn?us helped it on to an undeserved permanence when he devised t
Lord Thomas Dewar Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.
Robert Frost Translated by Lydia Davis and published in volume 1 ???Ethics??? of ???Essential Works of Foucault???, The New Press 1997. Copyright Paul Rabinow
Michel Foucault For a long time, I have been trying to see if it would be possible to describe the history of thought as distinct both from the history of ideas (by which I mean the analysis of systems of representation) and from the history of mentalities (by which I me
William Habbington Thought, like all potent weapons, is exceedingly dangerous if mishandled. Clear thinking is therefore desirable not only in order to develop the full potentialities of the mind, but also to avoid disaster.
Giles St. Aubyn The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Walter Lippmann Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
Hume quoted by Thoreau in Walden Conclusion
Jerry Seinfeld Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself.
Bertrand Russell Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.
TENNYSON: _In Memoriam,_ Pt. xxiii., St. 4. Thought leapt out to wed with Thought Ere Thought could wed itself with Speech.
Mary Manin Morrissey Put love first. Entertain thoughts that give life. And when a thought or resentment, or hurt, or fear comes your way, have another thought that is more powerful -- a thought that is love.
MRS. BROWNING: _Drama of Ex. Extrem. of Sword-Glare._ What is this thought or thing Which I call beauty? is it thought or thing? Is it a thought accepted for a thing? Or both? or neither--a pretext?--a word?
Albert Guerard Doubt 'til thou canst doubt no more...doubt is thought and thought is life. Systems which end doubt are devices for drugging thought.
Jon Kabit-Zinn Awareness is not the same as thought. It lies beyond thinking, although it makes no use of thinking, honoring it's value and it's power. Awareness is more like a vessel which can hold and contain our thinking, helping us to see and know our thought as thought rather than getting caught up in them as reality.
Orison Swett Marden Our destiny changes with our thought we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
Jean Rostand Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.
James Arthur Baldwin Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didnt have it and thought of other things if you did.
Peter Ustinov Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.
Henri Frdric Amiel Action is only coarsened thought-thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
Robert Francis Kennedy I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack, after all he's been through, never worried about it ... I thought it would be me.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton Dogmatism does not mean the absence of thought, but the end of thought.
Frank Tyger The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself.
Paul Valery Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
John Greenleaf Whittier The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
Laurence J. Peter There are two kinds of failures those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Laurence J. Peter Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.
Dee Wallace Stone We create our lives a thought at a time. And sometimes, it comes down to changing a thought such as 'Why did this happen to me' into 'There is a divine plan and there is a reason for this, and my choice is to create the most positive reaction I can.'
A. E. Houseman Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.
Robert Frost Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH: _The Faded Violet._ What thought is folded in thy leaves! What tender thought, what speechless pain! I hold thy faded lips to mine, Thou darling of the April rain!
Helen Gahagan Douglas Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.
Confucius Learning without thought is labor lost thought without learning is perilous.
Dr. Dale E. Turner It is important to live each day with a positive perspective. It is not wise to pretend problems do not exist, but it is wise to look beyond the problem to the possibilities that are in it. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, 'He's so big, we can never kill him.' But David looked at the same giant and thought, 'He's so big, I can't miss him.'
Steven Wright I used to be a waiter, but I was fired for clearing tables. Iwas clearing them for take off. I had them all lined upoutside. People thought it was an outdoor cafe. I said, "No,these are leaving at 3." They were going to fire me anyway,because I told them I thought they should put the wrapper on theinside of the straw since that's the part you don't want to getdirty.
CHRISTOPHER P. CRANCH: _Stanzas._ Thought is deeper than all speech, Feeling deeper than all thought; Souls to souls can never teach What unto themselves was taught.
Robert Frost A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words.
David Botter Not everyone is attracted to politics???. [S]cholars found that more than half the adults in Wayne County (Detroit) Michigan thought that politics was dirty and dishonest. Nearly half the political volunteers and political workers in the county thought so,
Bruce Sterling I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet.
William Wordsworth Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.
William Hazlitt No really great man ever thought himself so.
Henri Bergson Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
Tom Stoppard Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end
Samuel Johnson Language is the dress of thought.
Jane Wagner A sobering thought what if, at this very moment, I am
Emily Dickinson Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Will Rogers If any of us had a child that we thought was as bad as we know we are, we would have cause to start to worry.
Leon Blum The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
Ronald Reagan The thought of being president frightens me. I do not think I want the job.
Adam De L'Isle I have thought too much to stoop to action.
SHAKS.: _2 Henry IV.,_ Act iv., Sc. 4. Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.
Steven Wright I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind.
Jean Cocteau A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
Emma Bunton You can't change who you are, but you can surely make the best of it. And if you've got a thought, act on it.
Maitri Upanishads One's own thought is one's world. What a person thinks is what he becomes.
Richard Buckminster Fuller Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.
Dave Barry You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, My God, you're RIGHT I NEVER would've thought of that'
Tom Robbins To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Though
One of the most difficult tasks confronting philosophers is to descend from the world of thought to the actual world. Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to m
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.
O what fine thought we had because we thought that the worst rogues and rascals had died out.
Indignation boils my blood at the thought of the heritage we are throwing away; at the thought that, with few exceptions, the fight for freedom is left to the poor, forlorn and defenseless, and to the few radicals and revolutionaries who would make use of
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
We think so because other people all think so; or because after all, we do think so; or because we were told so, and think we must think so; or because we once thought so, and think we still think so; or because, having thought so, we think we will think
I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling.
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere - your ideal of what you
The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.
Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happ
After all, he thought he was God.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Science is to see what everyone else has seen but think what no one else has thought.
And I thought this was going to be simple....
I SWEAR I thought she was 18.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Once I thought I was wrong - but I was mistaken
The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
WYTYSYDG-What you thought you saw, you didn't get.
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
Thought is the fountain of speech.
It was such a lovely day I thought it was a pity to get up.
I thought I told you to wait in the car.
Love: two minds without a single thought.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.
Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is being educated.
Between thought and expression lies a lifetime.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
Those who dance are thought mad by those who hear not the music.
Unburdened by the rigors of coherent thought.
Copyright the Intergalactic Thought Association
Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
I have found power in the mysteries of thought.
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.


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