Thought Quotes

Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.

Samuel Butler

Learning without thought is labor lost; and thought without learning is perilous.

Confucius

It is almost impossible to think of something no one has thought of before, but it is always possible to add different frills.

ISAAC ASIMOV

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.

Henry David Thoreau

Thought is free.

William Shakespeare

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

Mahatma Gandhi

Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide.

Barbara Deming

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.

Henry Kissinger

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.

Walter Gilbert

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.

Marlo Thomas

Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.

Alexander Pope

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.

H.W. Longfellow

Beauty is composed of many things and never stands alone. It is part of horizons, blue in the distance, great primeval silences, knowledge of all things of the earth... It is so fragile it can be destroyed by a sound or thought. It may be infinitesimally small or encompass the universe itself. It comes in a swift conception wherever nature has not been disturbed.

Sigurd F. Olson

Painting is the intermediate somewhat between a thought and a thing.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Politics ... regarded as the study and pursuit of the true, enduring good of a community, as the application of great and unchangeable principles to public affairs, is a noble sphere of thought and action; but politics, in its common sense, or considered as the invention of temporary shifts, as the playing of a subtle game, as the tactics of party for gaining power and the spoils of office, and for elevating one set of men above another, is a paltry and debasing concern.

WILLIAM E. CHANNING

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

George Santayana

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.

Joseph Conrad

We thought we would reflect on and complement the international nature of the Kentucky Derby.

Chris Morris

He loved Kentucky, ... He thought this was the prettiest country in the world.

James Monroe

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