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The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.
W. Somerset Maugham
Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.
Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
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.
Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.
In fact, I thought that Christianity was very a good and a very valuable thing for us. But after a while, I began to feel that the story that I was told about this religion wasn't perhaps completely whole, that something was left out.
I was walking down fifth avenue today and I found a wallet, and I was gonna keep it, rather than return it, but I thought: well, if I lost a hundred and fifty dollars, how would I feel? And I realized I would want to be taught a lesson.
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
Charles Caleb Colton
I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
Sun Myung Moon
I never kept up with the fashions. I believed in wearing what I thought looked good on me.
For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour.
The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
Harry S. Truman
Life is but thought.
There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.
It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.
Marquis de Sade
I had a period where I thought I might not be good enough to publish.
For a long time, I thought I was ugly and disfigured. This made me shy and timid, and I often reacted to insults that were not intended.
One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
My dad used to say, 'You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.
My thought has been shaped by books; my desires by pictures.
I took thought, and invented what I conceived to be the appropriate title of 'agnostic'.
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