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The intellect is always fooled by the heart.

The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.

The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion-these are the most valuable coin of the thinker at work.

The thinker philosophizes as the lover loves. Even were the consequences not only useless but harmful, he must obey his impulse.

The trouble is that not enough people have come together with the firm determination to live the things which they say they believe.

The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

There are no rules. Just follow your heart.

To be faithful to your instincts and the impulses that carry you in the direction of the excellence you most desire and value ... surely that is to lead the noble life.

To have character is to be big enough to take life on.

To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Trust your gut.

Trust your hunches. ... Hunches are usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. Warning! Do not confuse your hunches with wishful thinking. This is the road to disaster.

Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.

Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.

Unconsciousness, spontaneity, instinct ... hold us to the earth and dictate the relatively good and useful.

We do not wish ardently for what we desire only through reason.

We each need to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.

We should chiefly depend not upon that department of the soul which is most superficial and fallible (our reason), but upon that department that is deep and sure, which is instinct.

Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway.


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