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His bold brow bears but the scars of mind, the thoughts of years, not their decrepitude.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

'T is a base abandonment of reason to resign our right of thought.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

I stood
  Among them, but not of them: in a shroud
    Of thoughts which were not their thoughts.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Childe Harold (canto III, st. 113)

Whatsoe'er thy birth,
  Thou wert a beautiful thought and softly bodied forth.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 115)

What exile from himself can flee?
  To zones, though more and more remote,
    Still, still pursues, where'er I be,
      The blight of life--the demon Thought.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Childe Harold--To Inez
         (canto I, st. 84, l. 6)

The power of Thought,--the magic of the Mind!
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Corsair (canto I, st. 8)

A thinking man is the worst enemy the Prince of Darkness can have; every time such a one announces himself, I doubt not there runs a shudder through the nether empire; and new emissaries are trained with new tactics, to, if possible, entrap him, and hoodwink and handcuff him.
      - Thomas Carlyle

A very sea of thought; neither calm nor clear, if you will, yet wherein the toughest pearl-diver may dive to his utmost depth, and return not only with sea-wreck but with true orients.
      - Thomas Carlyle

Thought is parent of the dead.
      - Thomas Carlyle

Thought will not work except in silence.
      - Thomas Carlyle

Nay, in every epoch of the world, the great event, parent of all others, is it not the arrival of a Thinker in the world?
      - Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship
         (lecture I)

Thought once awakened does not again slumber.
      - Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship
         (lecture I)

The three foundations of thought: Perspicuity, amplitude and justness. The three ornaments of thought: Clearness, correctness and novelty.
      - Catherall

My thoughts ran a wool-gathering.
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LVII)   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

All that a man does outwardly is but the expression and completion of his inward thought. To work effectually, he must think clearly; to act nobly, he must think nobly. Intellectual force is a principal element of the soul's life, and should be proposed by every man as the principal end of his being.
      - William Ellery Channing

It is because we underrate thought, because we do not see what a great element it is in religious life, that there is so little of practical and consistent religion among us.
      - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Who, with tame cowardice familiar grown, would hear my thoughts, but fear to speak their own.
      - Charles Churchill

With curious art the brain, too finely wrought,
  Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.
      - Charles Churchill, Epistle to Wm. Hogarth
         (l. 645)

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) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Philippicoe (XII, 2)

Ah! still awhile the old thought retain,
  And yet consider it again!
      - Arthur Hugh Clough,
        Ah, yet Consider it Again

Old things need not be therefore true,
  O brother men, nor yet the new;
    Ah! still awhile the old thought retain,
      And yet consider it again!
      - Arthur Hugh Clough,
        Ah, yet Consider it Again

Many of the finest and most interesting emotions perish forever, because too complex and fugitive for expression. Of all things relating to man, his feelings are perhaps the most evanescent, the greater part dying in the moment of their birth. But while emotions perish, thought blended in diction is immortal.
      - William Benton Clulow

A single thought is that which it is from other thoughts as a wave of the sea takes its form and shape from the waves which precede and follow it.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all?
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

One thought includes all thought, in the sense that a grain of sand includes the universe.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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