A collection of quotes on thought and thinking.
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
"Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change."
"Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”
"Hell is just a frame of mind."
"You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts."
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
“A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"A concept is stronger than a fact."
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“Am I alive and a reality, or am I but a dream?”
Edgar Rice Burroughs
“I do not choose the right word, I get rid of the wrong one.”
"Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior."
“Remembering is only a new form of suffering.”
“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
“It was a pity thoughts always ran the easiest way, like water in old ditches.”
Walter De La Mare
“God has mercifully ordered that the human brain works slowly; first the blow, hours afterwards the bruise.”
Walter De La Mare
“Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.”
"Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!"
"It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor."
"The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly."
"So wise so young, they say, do never live long"
“Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”
“Vanity takes no more obnoxious form than the everlasting desire for approval.”
"Where there is no novelty, there can be no curiosity."
“If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.”