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Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.


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People care more about being thought to have taste than about being good, clever, or amiable.

Samuel Butler

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Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.

Charles Lamb

To think at its best is to find oneself carried down the current of necessity.

Brand Blanshard

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Thought alone is eternal.

Owen Meredith

The very thought of the Diety, Is as bright, effulgent daybeams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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...Before considering the question that is seemingly always the most immediate one and the only urgent one, What shall we do? we ponder this: How must we think? For thinking is genuine activity, genuine taking a hand, if to take a hand means to lend a hand to...the coming to presence of Being.

Martin Heidegger

The reality of man is his thought, not his material body. The thought force and the animal force are partners. Although man is part of the animal creation, he possesses a power of thought superior to all other created beings.

Abdu'l Baha

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In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present: 'I am rising to a man's work.'

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Static in my head,the reflected sound of everything,tried to go to where it led,but it didn't lead to anything.

Elliott Smith

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If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.


The Pythagorean ... having been brought up in the study of mathematics, thought that things are numbers ... and that the whole cosmos is a scale and a number.


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For a significant manwoman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron.

Friedrich Nietzsche

To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.

Oscar Wilde

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The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.

Chuck Palahniuk

Dive into the sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.

Moses Ibn Ezra

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Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

John F. Kennedy

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Soren Kierkegaard

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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.

Henri Bergson

A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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