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To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.

To think is to say no.

We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.

We only think when we are confronted with problems.

We shall succeed only so far as we continue that most distasteful of all activity, the intolerable labour of thought.

What you think is an illusion created by your glands, your emotions and, in the last analysis, by the content of your stomach. That gray matter you're so proud of is like a mirror in an amusement park which transmits to you nothing but distorted signals from reality forever beyond your grasp.

When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.

When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.

Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions. It is time to acknowledge this, perhaps even to learn to do it better.

You have to think anyway, so why not think big?


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