Favorite Quotations ~  Thoughts, 5 Loving What Is

"By thought I embrace the universe." ~ Blaise Pascal


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. ~ Albert Einstein

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. ~ Rene Descartes

Stop thinking and start looking. ~ Thomas Merton

The brain that doesn't feed itself eats itself. ~ Gore Vidal

Great thoughts, discoveries, and inventions have generally been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over sorrow and established with difficulty. ~ Paxton Hood

It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought. ~ Agnes Repplier

Thinking is what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James

He trudged along unknowing what he sought, And whistled as he went, for want of thought. ~ John Dryden

Rule your mind or it will rule you. ~ Horace

Second thoughts have aborted more dreams than all the difficult circumstances, overwhelming obstacles, and dangerous detours fate ever could throw at you. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Think twice before you speak--and you'll find everyone talking about something else. ~ Frances Rodman

Contrary to popular myth, original thought is not restricted to rare individuals in isolation. It is a uniquely human enterprise that requires critics and supporters, senders and receivers, real-world grounding and unrestricted flights of the imagination. ~ Jerry Hirschberg

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