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Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

Arthur Conan Doyle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle

Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know that man is here for the sake of other men.

Albert Einstein

He can who thinks he can, and he can`t who thinks he can`t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.

Pablo Picasso

When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Men`s thoughts are much according to their inclination.

Francis Bacon

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

Buddha

Style is the dress of thoughts.

Philip Chesterfield

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

Aesop

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Joseph Joubert

More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.

Napoleon Hill

Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.

Buddha

It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.

Anatole France

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Johnathan Swift

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Lao Tzu

Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.

John Locke

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.

Blaise Pascal

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

Aesop

Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.

Antoine de Rivarol

He is able who thinks he is able.

Buddha

Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.

Jean de La Bruyere

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.

Buddha

The soul never thinks without a picture.

Aristotle

Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.

Paul Valery

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.

Anatole France

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence, which could support this.

Bertrand Russell

The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything.

Voltaire

We do not judge the people we love.

Jean Paul Sartre

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

The authority of those who teach is very often a hindrance to those who wish to learn.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius where reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation.

Napoleon

To live is to think.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.

Blaise Pascal

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

Napoleon

Nothing good ever comes of violence.

Martin Luther

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Bertrand Russell

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.

Buddha

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Joseph Addison

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

Henry Ford

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.

Andre Gide

No, no, you`re not thinking; you`re just being logical.

Niels Bohr

Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.

Carl Gustav Jung

As for me, I know that I know nothing, but others know still less.

Socrates

One mustn`t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.

Gustave Flaubert

Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don`t bite everybody.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

Albert Camus

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easier to be mistaken about the true than the beautiful.

Joseph Joubert

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

Victor Hugo

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Words are loaded pistols.

Jean Paul Sartre

He, who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

Confucius

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.

Gustave Flaubert

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.

George Orwell

Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

Samuel Butler

It`s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It`s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I try not to speak more clearly than I think.

Niels Bohr

He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.

Joseph Joubert

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.

Aldous Huxley

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Buddha

Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.

Jean de La Bruyere

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle

I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Voltaire

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.

Blaise Pascal

A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.

Heraclitus

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason.

Isaac Newton

We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.

George Bernard Shaw

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell

All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your theory is crazy, but it`s not crazy enough to be true.

Niels Bohr

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn`t do.

Henry Ford

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Albert Einstein

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.

Andre Maurois

The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.

Gustave Flaubert

In human intercourse the tragedy begins not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

George Eliot

Experience is not what happens to you. It`s what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Martin Luther

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.

Germaine de Stael

Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.

Paul Valery

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.

Jean Rostand

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

Henry David Thoreau

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant`s revolving door.

Albert Camus

They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it`s a lie.

Anton Chekhov

 

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