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Thought is the property of those only who can entertain it.

Thought is the seed of action; but action is as much its second form as thought is its first. It rises in thought, to the end that it may be uttered and acted. Always in proportion to the depth of its sense does it knock importunately at the gates of the soul, to be spoken, to be done.

Thought means life, since those who do not think do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.

Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which are left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened.

Thoughts that breathe and words that burn.

Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

Thoughts, even more than overt acts, reveal character.

Unless a man can link his written thoughts with the everlasting wants of men, so that they shall draw from them as from wells, there is no more immortality to the thoughts and feelings of the soul than to the muscles and the bones.

We may divide thinkers into those who think for themselves, and those who think through others. - The latter are the rule, and the former the exception. - The first are original thinkers in a double sense, and egotists in the noblest meaning of the word. - It is from them only that the world learns wisdom - For only the light which we have kindled in ourselves can illuminate others.

When a nation gives birth to a man who is able to produce a great thought, another is born who is able to understand and admire it.

When God lets loose a great thinker on this planet, then all things are at risk. - There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned tomorrow; nor any literary reputation, nor the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned.

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.

You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought.

You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.

Your destiny depends entirely on your own mental conduct. It is the thoughts that you allow yourself to dwell upon all day long that makes your mentality what it is and circumstances are made by your mentality.

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