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"The very thought of the Diety, Is as bright, effulgent daybeams."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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
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"Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art."
-Virgil
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"A thought is an idea in transit."
-Pythagoras
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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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"It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others."
-Marquis De Sade
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"Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts."
-Charles Lamb
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"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
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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
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"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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"I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired."
-Richard Wagner
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"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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"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form."
-Albert Einstein
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"...one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought."
-Albert Einstein
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"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking."
-Albert Einstein
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"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."
-Henry David Thoreau
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"Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life."
-Henry David Thoreau
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"It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge."
-Voltaire
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"Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"The ancestor of every action is a thought."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
-Abraham Lincoln
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"The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Here is the world, sound as a nut, perfect, not the smallest piece of chaos left, never a stitch nor an end, not a mark of haste, or botching, or second thought; but the theory of the world is a thing of shreds and patches."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Cultivated labor drives out brute labor."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Some men's words I remember so well that I must often use them to express my thought. Yes, because I perceive that we have heard the same truth, but they have heard it better."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"All that we are is the result of what we have thought."
-Buddha
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