True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd be picking roses for a lifetime.
Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.
Science can only determine what is, but not what shall be, and beyond its realm, value judgements remain indispensable. Religion, on the other hand, is concerned only with evaluating human thought and actions; it is not qualified to speak of real facts and the relationships between them.
The serenity of mind, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and the purity of mind are called the austerity of thought.
Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.
Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.
Tradition, long conditioned thinking, can bring about a fixation, a concept that one readily accepts, perhaps not with a great deal of thought.
Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness.
I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity. The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These are things which he has thought about as a child.
On average, an infant laughs nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us. To be able to preserve joyousness of heart and yet to be concerned in thought: in this way we can determine good fortune and misfortune on earth, and bring to perfection everything on earth
Not many appreciate the ultimate power and potential usefulness of basic knowledge accumulated by obscure, unseen investigators who, in a lifetime of intensive study, may never see any practical use for their findings but who go on seeking answers to the unknown without thought of financial or practical gain
Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others
That which is now a horse, even with a thought The rack dislimms, and makes it indistinct As water is in water
I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
Black are the brooding clouds and troubled the deep waters, when the Sea of Thought, first heaving from a calm, gives up its Dead
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.
I did not think I was fat. I just thought I did not need to gain any weight. But I would drop weight and then I would be comfortable with that number. Then I would lose more weight and that would become my new number.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts
Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
The two principles referred to are Authority and Liberty, and the names of the two schools of Socialistic thought which fully and unreservedly represent one or the other of them are, respectively, State Socialism and Anarchism.