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Quotes about thought

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

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

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.

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

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 / 

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 - Pensées / 

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

Chance gives thoughts, and chance takes them away.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées / 

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 / 

One thought, fills immensity.
William Blake / 

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

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 / 

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 / 

Your own senses you shall think to the end!
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra / 

Direct your thought to what is being said. Let your mind gain an entrance into what is occurring and who is producing it.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations / 

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 / 

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