Aphorisms by theme: Thought

Taste may change, but inclination never.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more that two hairs, or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

Michel de Montaigne

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By theme : Philosophy Thought
If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon

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By theme : Behavior Reason Thought
Language is the dress of thought.

Samuel Johnson

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Success is the child of audacity.

Benjamin Disraeli

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By theme : Success Thought
The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves.

Eric Hoffer

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By theme : Psychology Relations Thought
We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.

Niels Bohr

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By theme : Science Thought
We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.

Albert Camus

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We mingle in society not so much to meet others as to escape ourselves.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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By theme : Psychology Relations Thought Wisdom
I do not believe such a quality as chance exists. Every incident that happens must be a link in a chain.

Benjamin Franklin

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By theme : Philosophy Reason Thought
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

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By theme : Reason Religion Thought Wisdom
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

Kahlil Gibran

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He who gives up the smallest part of a secret has the rest no longer in his power.

Jean Paul Richter

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Fear loves the idea of danger.

Joseph Joubert

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By theme : Feelings Thought
Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men and studying all the various editions of them.

Philip Chesterfield

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By theme : Education Thought Wisdom
Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time.

Titus Livius

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An angry man who suppresses his passions thinks worse than he speaks; and an angry man that will chide speaks worse than he thinks.

Francis Bacon

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Thought
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.

Bertrand Russell

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By theme : Life Philosophy Thought
Silence is deep as eternity; speech is shallow as time.

Thomas Carlyle

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

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