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When I'm getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.

Rational free spirits are the light brigade who go on ahead and reconnoiter the ground which the heavy brigade of the orthodox will eventually occupy.
Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody.
When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness.
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.
Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it. and never destroy it.
All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us.
He that never thinks can never be wise.
Sooner or later, false thinking brings wrong conduct.
Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
Life is good when we think it's good. Life is bad when we don't think.
The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.
Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.
Sloppy thinking gets worse over time.
Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
There are mighty few people who think what they think they think.
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
Thought would destroy their paradise.
In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.
Those that think must govern those that toil.
It was at a particular moment in the history of my own rages that I saw the Western world conditioned by the images of Marx, Darwin and Freud; and Marx, Darwin and Freud are the three most crashing bores of the Western world. The simplistic popularization of their ideas has thrust our world into a mental straitjacket from which we can only escape by the most anarchic violence.
Thought is, perhaps, the forerunner and even the mother of ideas, and ideas are the most powerful and the most useful things in the world.
It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.
What was once thought can never be unthought.
How can I know what I think till I see what I say?
Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.
Thinking in words slows you down and actually decreases comprehension in much the same way as walking a tightrope too slowly makes one lose one's balance.
If I held all the thoughts of the world in my hand, I would be careful not to open it.
Do you suffer your thoughts to tamper with evil; and to dally with wrong-doing? If so; you are not sincere. God will regard your thoughts; for thoughts are heard in heaven. If you willingly sin in thought; if you are base and guilty there; because you think that no eye will see your thoughts; the guilt and baseness will sooner or later break into the outlets of word and deed -- from thought to wish -- from wish to purpose -- from purpose to word -- from word to act -- from act to habit -- from delight in the imagination to consent in the will -- from deed to repeated transgression; such is the genesis of sin.
What is the hardest thing in the world? To think.
We are ashamed of our thoughts and often see them brought forth by others.
A man's what he thinks about all day long
There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into power.
Thought makes every thing fit for use.
The revelation of Thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.
Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty.
If a man sits down to think, he is immediately asked if has a headache.
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul's emphasis is always right.