Thought, like all potent weapons, is exceedingly dangerous if mishandled. Clear thinking is therefore desirable not only in order to develop the full potentialities of the mind, but also to avoid disaster.
If any of us had a child that we thought was as bad as we know we are, we would have cause to start to worry.
Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
I used to be a waiter, but I was fired for clearing tables. Iwas clearing them for take off. I had them all lined upoutside. People thought it was an outdoor cafe. I said, “No,these are leaving at 3.” They were going to fire me anyway,because I told them I thought they should put the wrapper on theinside of the straw since that’s the part you don’t want to getdirty.
If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this.
A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words.
I thought they’d get one of us, but Jack, after all he’s been through, never worried about it … I thought it would be me.
What I think about, I bring about. The thought of success will foster success. The thought of love will foster love. The thought of security will foster security. What am I thinking about today?
Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is staggering.
Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn’t amount to much.
Man’s great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
Our destiny changes with our thought we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
For a long time, I have been trying to see if it would be possible to describe the history of thought as distinct both from the history of ideas (by which I mean the analysis of systems of representation) and from the history of mentalities (by which I me
As surgeons keep their instruments and knives always at hand for cases requiring immediate treatment, so shouldst thou have thy thoughts ready to understand things divine and human, remembering in thy every act, even the smallest, how close is the bond that unites the two.
Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.