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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Soren KierkegaardTranslations available
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Great thoughts come from the heart.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and MaximsTranslations available
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An aphorism is the last link in a long chain of thought.
Marie von Ebner-EschenbachTranslations available
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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 LimitsTranslations available
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Eloquence is a painting of thought.
Blaise PascalTranslations available
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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-philosophicusTranslations available
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human UnderstandingTranslations available
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and MaximsTranslations available
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The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and MaximsTranslations available
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Philosophy is the microscope of thought.
Victor Hugo - Les MisérablesTranslations available
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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 MaximsTranslations available
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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 - Course in General LinguisticsTranslations available
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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 RussellTranslations available
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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 WayTranslations available
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Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin DisraeliTranslations available
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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 - JournalTranslations available
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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
Marcus AureliusTranslations available
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If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
George Orwell - Politics and the English LanguageTranslations available
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Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Immanuel Kant - Critique of Pure ReasonTranslations available
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Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker.
Paul ValéryTranslations available
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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 CaractèresTranslations available
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The key to every man is his thought.
Ralph Waldo EmersonTranslations available
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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 DenmarkTranslations available
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All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the IdolsTranslations available
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Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.
Hermann Hesse
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Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
Henry David Thoreau
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I would have my thoughts, like wild apples, to be food for walkers, and will not warrant them to be palatable, if tasted in the house.
Henry David ThoreauTranslations available
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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 GaulleTranslations available
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The order and connection of the thought is identical to with the order and connection of the things.
Baruch Spinoza - EthicsTranslations available
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The supreme paradox of all thought is the attempt to discover something that thought cannot think.
Soren Kierkegaard
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