Topics Thought Quotations
- Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
- Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), English author. ‘Wordsworth in the Tropics’, Do What You Will (1929)
- Thought is the seed of action; but action is as much its second form as thought is its first.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), American essayist, poet and philosopher. ‘Art’, Society and Solitude (1870)
- Thought is free.
- William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist and poet. Maria, in Twelfth Night, Act 1, sc. 3, l. 69
- Learning to see the structures within which we operate begins a process of freeing ourselves from previously unseen forces and ultimately mastering the ability to work with them and change them.
- Peter Senge, in The Fifth Discipline (1990)
- A thought is not a solid structure. It is liable to change over time.
- David 'Dave' 'DJ-DAVI-C' Curtis
- "Think about the layout of our supermarkets, and of our shopping centers, the about the layout of our bookstores, our fashion industry. Think about our transportation system, its the genious of God that works in us. Think about the great thinkers of our time and those times before and in antiquity. Think about Aristotle, Plato and Socretes and Memonodes and Pythorgorus Hariclitus and Rodan and George Washington Carver and Booker T Washington and Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Edison and Oprah Winfrey and those liberation thinkers like Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth and Marcur Garvy and Ganhdi and Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela Think about it my brothers and sisters, Cesar Sevese and George Washington Carver and Booker T Washington, Adam Clayton Powell ectera. Think about them! , They were (thinkers). Pitful our generation and our people today. Here it is 2008, and we're worse off now than we've ever been because our young people do not have the ability to (think).Think about it! How pitiful we are, here they are on drugs, on herioin, on cocaine, alcoholics. Here they are at the disposal of these kingpins and ectera, beacuse they can't (think).Here they are making gangs families because they can't (think)."
- Archbishop LeRoy Bailey, senior-From a sermon entitled: An Abundant Overflowing Thought delivered Feburary 24, 2008
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
- If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all?
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, p. 581.
- Every man has some peculiar train of thought which he falls back upon when he is alone. This, to a great degree, moulds the man.
- Dugald Stewart, p. 581.
- They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
- Sir Philip Sidney, p. 581.
- Every thought willingly contemplated, ever word meaningly spoken, every action freely done, consolidates itself in the character, and will project itself onward in a permanent continuity.
- Henry Giles, p. 582.
- We cannot keep thieves from looking in at our windows, but we need not give them entertainment with open doors.
- Thomas Adams, p. 582.
- Be not troubled by the wanderings of your imagination which you cannot restrain. How often do we wander through the fear of wandering and the regret that we have done so. What would you say of a traveler who, instead of constantly advancing in his journey, should employ his time in anticipating the falls he might suffer, or in weeping over the place where one had happened?
- François Fénelon, p. 582.
- Our thoughts define our reality.
- Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
- People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
- Trying to consciously control your thoughts is like trying to install a faucet on Niagara Falls.
- Eating is good because it gives you something to do. If you think too much, just order pizza.
- James Geary
- It isn't what people think that is important, but the reason they think what they think.
- We cannot unthink unless we are insane.
- Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
- The thoughtless are rarely wordless.
- Howard W. Newton
- Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
- Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness.
- We think in generalities, we live in detail.
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