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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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Great thoughts come from the heart.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Philosophy is the microscope of thought.”
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables
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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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Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.”
Bertrand Russell
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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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Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
Benjamin Disraeli
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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”
Marcus Aurelius
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Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.”
Immanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason
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Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker.”
Paul Valéry
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Among all the different expressions which may render one of our thoughts, only one is the right one.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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The key to every man is his thought.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure.”
Charles de Gaulle
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The order and connection of the thought is identical to with the order and connection of the things.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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There is no man more complete than the one who travelled a lot, who changed the shape of his thoughts and his life twenty times.”
Alphonse de Lamartine
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Our thoughts are free.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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An action is the perfection and publication of thought.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Nature
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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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All original thinking takes place in images, and this is why imagination is so necessary an instrument of thought, and minds that lack imagination will never accomplish much.”
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation
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True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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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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