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The first thought is often the best. - Bishop Joseph Butler,

Bishop Joseph Butler Quotes , Source: Sermon on the Character of Balaam--Seventh Sermon

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Men's first thoughts in this matter are generally better than their second; their natural notions better than those refin'd by study, or consultation with casuists. - Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury,

Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury Quotes , Source: Characteristics--Essay on The Freedom of Wit and Humour (sect. I)

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I've known countless people who were reservoirs of learning, yet never had a thought.

Wilson Mizner Quotes

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A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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A man is what he thinks about all day long.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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

Vittorio Alfieri Quotes , Source: Don Garzia (III, 1)

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Any man may make a mistake; none but a fool will stick to it. Second thoughts are best as the proverb says. [Lat., Cujusvis hominis est errare; nullius, nisi insipientis, in errore perseverae. Posteriores enim cogitationes (ut aiunt) sapientiores solent esse.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Philippicoe (XII, 2)

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Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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What we think, we become.

Buddha Quotes

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

Buddha Quotes

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When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

Buddha Quotes

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Upon the cunning loom of thought We weave our fancies, so and so.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: Cloth of Gold--Prelude

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First thoughts are not always the best. [It., Sempre il miglior non e il parer primiero.]

Vittorio Alfieri Quotes , Source: Don Garzia (III, 1)

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Original thoughts can be understood only in virtue of the unoriginal elements which they contain.

Vittorio Alfieri Quotes , Source: Don Garzia (III, 1)

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The kings of modern thought are dumb.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Stanzas from the Grand Chartreuse

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Great thoughts, like great deeds, need No trumpet.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. Home)

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I'll put that in my considering cap.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Loyal Subject (act II, sc. 1)

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Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXIII, v. 6-7)

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Sow a thought and reap an act.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXIII, v. 6-7)

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Never express yourself more clearly than you think.

Niels Henrik David Bohr Quotes , Source: Einstein Lived Here

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Thought is valuable in proportion as it is generative.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Caxtoniana (essay XIV)

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I stood Among them, but not of them: in a shroud Of thoughts which were not their thoughts.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 113)

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Whatsoe'er thy birth, Thou wert a beautiful thought and softly bodied forth.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 115)

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