Favorite Quotations ~  Thoughts, 2 Wisdom

"Learning without thought is labor lost." ~ Confucius


All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. ~ Abraham Lincoln

My thoughts are my trollops. ~ Denis Diderot

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. ~ Marcus Aurelius

The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal. ~ William Lippmann

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical. At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. ~ Boris Yeltsin

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Tell me what you think and then tell me what the really smart person in the room who disagrees with you thinks. ~ Aaron Sorkin

I have always found that the man whose second thoughts are good is worth watching. ~ J. M. Barrie

He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality. ~ Anwar Sadat

When I am done thinking, I wander in the woods gathering handfuls of flowers. ~ Ryokan

Over-thinking in your brain is anathema to the process of thinking on your feet. ~ Conan O'Brien, Right Words at the Right Time (2002)

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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