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Every time you ask a question or make a statement to someone, you are participating in his or her thought process.

Fully to understand a grand and beautiful thought requires, perhaps, as much time as to conceive it.

Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.

Good thoughts are blessed guests, and should be heartily welcomed, well fed, and much sought after. Like rose leaves, they give out a sweet smell if laid up in the jar of memory.

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. No hope so bright but is the beginning of its own fulfilment.

Great thoughts always come from the heart.

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.

Guard well thy thoughts; our thoughts are heard in Heaven.

I have asked several men what passes in their minds when they are thinking, and I could never find any man who could think for two minutes together. Everybody has seemed to admit that it was a perpetual deviation from a particular path, and a perpetual return to it; which, imperfect as the operation is, is the only method in which we can operate with our minds to carry on any process of thought.

I think; therefore I am. (Cogito ergo sum.)

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.

In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.

In the end, thought rules the world. There are times when impulses and passions are more powerful, but they soon expend themselves; while mind, acting constantly, is ever ready to drive them back and work when their energy is exhausted.

It is much easier to think right without doing right, than to do right without thinking right. Just thoughts may, and often do, fail of producing just deeds; but just deeds are sure to beget just thoughts. The clearest understanding can do little in purifying an impure heart, the strongest little in straightening a crooked one. You cannot reason or talk an Augean stable into cleanliness. A single day's work would make more progress in such a task than a century's words.

It is the hardest thing in the world to be a good thinker without being a good self-examiner.

It is thought that has aroused my intellect from its slumbers, and which has given lustre to virtue, and dignity to truth; and it is by those examples which have inflamed my soul with the love of goodness, and not by means of sculptured marble, that I hold communion with Shakespeare and Milton, with Johnson and Burke, with Howard and Wilberforce.

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face.

Man, being made reasonable, and so a thinking creature, there is nothing more worthy of his being than the right direction and employment of his thoughts; since upon this depends both his usefulness to the public, and his own present and future benefit in all respects.


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