The working of great institutions is mainly the result of a vast mass of routine, petty malice, self interest, carelessness, and sheer mistake. Only a residual fraction is thought.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.
The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined
the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver's loving thought.
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
Living with these teenage boys allowed me to see how much their psyches were like their girl counterparts. They were more familiar to me than I would have thought.
The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
The patient. The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience: - they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.
The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience -- they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
Symbolism is the study of the part played in human affairs by language and symbols of all kinds, and especialy of their influence on Thought. It singles out for special inquiry the ways in which symbols help us and hinder us in reflecting on things.
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Thought is free.
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
It is almost impossible to think of something no one has thought of before, but it is always possible to add different frills.
Learning without thought is labor lost; and thought without learning is perilous.
There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty.
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
They use thought only to justify their injustices, and speech only to disguise their thoughts.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.
Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognize in your humdrum routine, as perhaps it may be thought, the true poetry of life.
Age is an ugly thing, and it goes on getting worse. [A true thought if not a particularly uplifting one!]
It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world, that.