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Thought Quotes


These are some of the best 'Thought' quotations and sayings.


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"Give me," said Herder to his son, as he lay in the parched weariness of his last illness, give me a great thought, that I may quicken myself with it."

A man might frame, and let loose a star, to roll in its orbit, and yet not have done so memorable a thing before God, as he who lets go a golden-orbed thought to roll through the generations of time.

A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.

A penny for your thought.

A thinking man is the worst enemy the Prince of Darkness can have; every tune such an one announces himself, I doubt not there runs a shudder through the nether empire; and new emissaries are trained with new tactics to, if possible, entrap and hoodwink and handcuff him.

A thought embodied and embrained in fit words walks the earth a living being.

A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route, by a new and express train of associations.

A vivid thought brings the power to paint it; and in proportion to the depth of its source is the force of its projection.

Alas, we make a ladder of our thoughts, where angels step, but sleep ourselves at the foot; our high resolves look down upon our slumbering acts.

All grand thoughts come from the heart.

All that a man does outwardly is but the expression and completion of his inward thought. To work effectually, he must think clearly; to act nobly, he must think nobly. Intellectual force is a principal element of the soul's life, and should be proposed by every man as the principal end of his being.

All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

An image of thought called philosophy has been formed historically and it effectively stops people from thinking. See quote detail

And the Truth turns out to be nothing less than the amazing but undeniable fact that the whole outer world -whether it be the physical body, the common things of life, the winds and the rain, the clouds, the earth itself -is amenable to man's thought, and that he had dominion over it when he knows it.

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.

As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be.

Earnest men never think in vain though their thoughts may be errors.

Every great originating mind produces in some way a change in society; every great originating mind, whose exercise is controlled by duty, effects a beneficial change. This effect may be immediate, may be remote. A nation may be in a tumult today for a thought which the timid Erasmus placidly penned in his study more than two centuries ago.

Every one must see and feel, that bad thoughts quicklv ripen into bad actions; and that, if the latter only are forbidden, and the former left free, all morality will soon be at an end.


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