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The old thoughts never die; immortal dreams outlive their dreamers and are ours for aye; no thought once formed and uttered ever can expire.

The power of Thought, - the magic of the Mind!

The rich are too indolent, the poor too weak, to bear the insupportable fatigue of thinking.

The second, sober thought of the people is seldom wrong, and always efficient.

The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits. See quote detail

The walls of rude minds are scrawled all over with facts, with thoughts. They shall one day bring a lantern and read the inscriptions.

There are soft moments even to desperadoes. God does not, all at once, abandon even them.

There are very few original thinkers in the world, or ever have been; the greatest part of those who are called philosophers, have adopted the opinions of some who went before them, and so having chosen their respective guides, they maintain with zeal what they have thus imbibed.

There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power, and organizes a huge instrumentality of means.

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

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.

Thinkers are scarce as gold; but he, whose thoughts embrace all their subject, who pursues it uninterruptedly and fearless of consequences, is a diamond of enormous size.

Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.

Thinking leads man to knowledge. He may see and hear, and read and learn whatever he pleases, and as much as he pleases; he will never know anything of it, except that which he has thought over, that which by thinking he has made the property of his own mind. Is it then saying too much if I say that man, by thinking only, becomes truly man? Take away thought from man's life, and what remains?

Thinking, not growth, makes manhood. Accustom yourself, therefore, to thinking. Set yourself to understand whatever you see or read. To join thinking with reading is one of the first maxims, and one of the easiest operations.

Those who have finished by making all others think with them, have usually been those who began by daring to think for themselves.

Though an inheritance of acres may be bequeathed, an inheritance of knowledge and wisdom cannot. The wealthy man may pay others for doing his work for him, but it is impossible to get his thinking done for him by another, or to purchase any kind of self-culture.

Thought engenders thought. Place one idea upon paper, another will follow it, and still another, until you have written a page. You cannot fathom your mind. It is a well of thought which has no bottom. The more you draw from it, the more clear and fruitful will it be. If you neglect to think yourself, and use other people's thoughts, giving them utterance only, you will never know what you are capable of. At first your ideas may come out in lumps, homely and shapeless; but no matter; time and perseverance will arrange and polish them. Learn to think, and you will learn to write; the more you think, the better you will express your ideas.

Thought is deeper than speech; feeling deeper than thought; souls to souls can never teach what to themselves was taught.

Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.


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