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Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
John Maynard Baron Keynes of Tilton Category: Thief
I write entirely to find out what Im thinking what Im looking at what I see and what it means.
Joan Didion Category: Thief
One thought fills immensity.
William Blake Category: Thief
Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Category: Thief
Thought means life since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense.
Amos Bronson Alcott Category: Thief
A man is literally what he thinks.
James Allen Category: Thief
The ability to think straight some knowledge of the past some vision of the future some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community--these are the most vital things that education must try to produce.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve Category: Thief
Remember happiness doesnt depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
Dale Carnegie Category: Thief
What was once thought can never be unthought.
Friedrich Dürrenmatt Category: Thief
There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own Accord.
Thomas Paine Category: Thief
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; it is founded on our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with pure thought happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.
Guatama Buddha Category: Thief
If everybody is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.
General George Smith Patton Jr. Category: Thief
The thoughts that come often unsought and as it were drop into the mind are commonly the most valuable of any we have and therefore should be secured because they seldom return again.
John Locke Category: Thief
For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
The Bible Category: Thief
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Francois Voltaire Category: Thief
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
George Santiano Category: Thief
Most writers are trying to find what they think or feel.... not simply working from the given but toward the given saying the unsayable and steadily asking What do I really feel about this?
Robert Penn Warren Category: Thief
A moments thinking is an hour in words.
Thomas Hood Category: Thief
You cannot think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something.
Seymour Papert Category: Thief
There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
Theodore Rubin Category: Thief
Thoughts shut up want air And spoil like bales unopend to the sun.
Edward Young Category: Thief
Either you think or else others have to think for you and take power from you pervert and discipline your natural tastes civilize and sterilize you.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald Category: Thief
I think; therefore I am.
Rene Descartes Category: Thief
Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
Francis Bacon Category: Thief
What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells?
Mahatma Gandhi Category: Thief
There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.
Hannah Arendt Category: Thief
It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
Luther Burbank Category: Thief
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Thief
The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
Bertrand Russell Category: Thief
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop Category: Thief
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
Will Durant Category: Thief
To think is to say no.
Émile Auguste Chartier Category: Thief
A penny for your thoughts.
Jonathan Swift Category: Thief
Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself.
Josiah Royce Category: Thief
Thought takes man out of servitude into freedom.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Category: Thief
Creative thinking should be viewed as an essential supplement to though not a replacement for critical thinking.
Lloyd P. Provost & R. M. Sprout Category: Thief
Man is obviously made for thinking. Therein lies all his dignity and his merit; and his whole duty is to think as he ought.
Blaise Pascal Category: Thief
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
Eva Young Category: Thief
If you realize that you arent as wise today as you thought you were yesterday youre wiser today.
Unknown Category: Thief
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Bergen Evans Category: Thief
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
George Bernard Shaw Category: Thief
People who don't Think probably don't have Brains; rather they have grey fluff thats blown into their heads by mistake.
Alan Alexander Milne Category: Thief
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
William Hazlitt Category: Thief
There are two ways to slide easily through life: namely to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski Category: Thief
The way of a superior man is threefold: Virtuous he is free from anxieties; Wise he is free from perplexities; Bold he is free from fear.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius Category: Thief
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato Category: Thief
If America is to be run by the people it is the people who must think. And we do not need to put on sackcloth and ashes to think. Nor should our minds work like a sundial which records only sunshine. Our thinking must square against some lessons of history some principles of government and morals if we would preserve the rights and dignity of men to which this nation is dedicated.
Herbert Clark Hoover Category: Thief
For just experience tells in every soil That those that think must govern those that toil.
Oliver Goldsmith Category: Thief
Follow the path of the unsafe independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of crackpot than the stigma of conformity.
Thomas J. Watson Category: Thief
Thought is only a flash between two long nights but this flash is everything.
Jules Henri Poincare Category: Thief
Nimble thought can jump both sea and land.
William Shakespeare Category: Thief
KLEPTOMANIAC n. A rich thief.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Thief
What a difference there is between what we say and what we think.
Racine Category: Thief
If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind give it more thought.
Dennis Roch Category: Thief
You can suffocate a thought by expressing it with too many words.
Frank A. Clark Category: Thief
Folks that blurt out just what they think wouldnt be so bad if they thought.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard Category: Thief
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
John Patrick Category: Thief
No man means all he says and yet very few say all they mean for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Henry B. Adams Category: Thief
If everybodys thinking alike somebody isnt thinking.
Proverb Category: Thief
Each thought that is welcomed and recorded is a nest egg by the side of which more will be laid.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Thief
Everything has been said and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late.
Jean de La Bruyere Category: Thief
To think is to live. Vivere est cogitare.
Marcus Tullius Cicero Category: Thief
If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.
George S. Patton Category: Thief
No chain is stronger than its weakest link.
Spalding Category: Thief
It isn't what people think that's important but the reason they think what they think.
Eugene Ionesco Category: Thief
Thinking is the hardest work there is which is probably why so few engage in it.
Henry Ford Category: Thief
No brain is stronger than its weakest think.
Thomas L. Masson Category: Thief
Thoughts come through people not from them.
It's not only who you know but what you know about who you know that counts.
Mrs. C. Lowe Category: Thief
If you make people think theyre thinking theyll love you; but if you really make them think theyll hate you.
Don Marquis Category: Thief
Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought.
Robert Browning Category: Thief
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Victor Hugo Category: Thief
Thems my sentiments!
William Makepeace Thackeray Category: Thief
Every thinker puts some portion of an apparently stable world in peril.
John Dewey Category: Thief
How happy is he born and taught That serveth not anothers will; Whose Armour is his honest thought And simple truth his utmost skill.
Sir Henry Wotton Category: Thief