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






Great thoughts come from the heart.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






An aphorism is the last link in a long chain of thought.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  






Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.
Bertrand Russell - Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits  






Eloquence is a painting of thought.
Blaise Pascal  






Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding  



I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.




Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Thoughts at peace. That is the goal someone who philosophizes longs for.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






Philosophy is the microscope of thought.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables  






When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it is a proof that it should be rejected.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Language can also be compared with a sheet of paper: thought is the front and the sound the back; one cannot cut the front with out cutting the back at the same time; likewise in language, one can neither divide sound from thought nor thought from sound;
Ferdinand de Saussure - Course in General Linguistics  






Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell  






Our deeds, our feelings, our thoughts, and our sensations just happen of themselves, as the rain falls and the water flows along the valley.
Alan Watts - In My Own Way  






He could refract an idea which everyone thought simple into seven others, as the prism does with sunlight, each finer than the other, then gather together a host of others to recreate the white light of the sun, where others merely saw disorder and confusion.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  






Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin Disraeli  






A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods  






My thought is part of the meaning of the world, and hence I use a part of the world as a symbol to express my thought.
Henry David Thoreau - Journal  






The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius  






If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
George Orwell - Politics and the English Language  






Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Immanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason  






Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker.
Paul Valéry  






Among all the different expressions which may render one of our thoughts, only one is the right one.
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères  






The key to every man is his thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson  






My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark  






All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols  






Nothing makes one old so quickly as the ever-present thought that one is growing older.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  






The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson






Action is the language of the body and should harmonize with the spirit within.
Marcus Tullius Cicero  










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