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An aphorism is the last link in a long chain of thought."
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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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
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Eloquence is a painting of thought."
Blaise Pascal
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity."
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts."
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Great thoughts come from the heart."
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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
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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
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The dream is the luxury of thinking."
Jules Renard
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A film is a petrified fountain of thought."
Jean Cocteau
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True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves."
Theodor W. Adorno
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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
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The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo."
Soren Kierkegaard
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It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger."
Arthur Schopenhauer
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
John Locke
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