THOUGHT QUOTES

quotations about thought

Thought quote

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet

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Experience is the child of Thought, and Thought is the child of Action. We cannot learn men from books.

BENJAMIN DISRAELI, Vivian Grey

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Thoughts are so great--aren't they, sir? They seem to lie upon us like a great flood.

GEORGE ELIOT, Adam Bede

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Speaking without thinking is shooting without taking aim.

JOHN THORNTON, Maxims and Directions for Youth

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It is almost impossible to think of something no one has thought of before, but it is always possible to add different frills.

ISAAC ASIMOV, Yours, Isaac Asimov

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The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.

THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Chas. McPherson, February 25, 1773

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An action is the perfection and publication of thought.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Nature

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We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.

GAUTAMA BUDDHA, Dhammapada

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Thoughts are as the sands of the seashore--infinite.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them.

JAMES ALLEN, As a Man Thinketh

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To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.

HENRI POINCARÉ, Of Science and Hypotheses

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Thought is what makes humans human ... It's the luminous spark of reason that grants us lordship over the animals, endows us with cell phones, and offers hope, even in our darkest hours, that our species will somehow calculate the way forward to a brighter tomorrow.

BRUNO MADDOX, Discover Magazine, May 2006

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Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such thing as Wisdom; and no such thing as public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, The New England Courant, July 9, 1722

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Better to think wrongly with your own head, than to think rightly with the head of another.

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

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If you're thinking already, you might as well think big.

DONALD TRUMP, Think Big

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The most weighty truths may strike, but without meditation cannot enter and influence the mind.

JOHN THORNTON, Maxims and Directions for Youth

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The man who gives me a new thought enriches me.

REUEN THOMAS, Thoughts for the Thoughtful

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The native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought;
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard, their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet

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Time is of your own making;
Its clock ticks in your head.
The moment you stop thought
Time too stops dead.

ANGELUS SILESIUS, Messenger of the Heart

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Let no one rule your mind or body. Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered. One may be a free man and yet be bound tighter than a slave.

CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI, Eragon

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