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One does not see his thought distinctly till it is reflected in the image of another's.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott

Thought means life, since those who do not think do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott

Upon the cunning loom of thought
  We weave our fancies, so and so.
      - Thomas Bailey Aldrich,
        Cloth of Gold--Prelude

First thoughts are not always the best.
  [It., Sempre il miglior non e il parer primiero.]
      - Vittorio Alfieri, Don Garzia (III, 1)

A man is literally what he thinks.
      - James Lane Allen

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

There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.
      - Hannah Arendt

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

Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others of what they know.
      - Aristotle

The kings of modern thought are dumb.
      - Matthew Arnold,
        Stanzas from the Grand Chartreuse

Our dispositions will be suitable to that which we most frequently think on; for the soul is, as it were, tinged with the colour and complexion of its own thoughts.
      - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Marcus Aurelius)

Such as are thy habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of thy mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. Dye it then with a continuous series of thoughts as these: that where a man can live, there he can also live well.
      - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Marcus Aurelius)

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
      - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Marcus Aurelius)

A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.
      - Francis Bacon

Fine thoughts are wealth, for the right use of which
  Men are and ought to be accountable,--
    If not to Thee, to those they influence.
      - Philip James Bailey

It is fine to stand upon some lofty mountain thought, and feel the spirit stretch into a view.
      - Philip James Bailey

Not a single path
  Of thought I tread, but that it leads to God.
      - Philip James Bailey

One thought settles a life, an immortality.
      - Philip James Bailey

The ground of all great thoughts is sadness.
      - Philip James Bailey

The value of a thought cannot be told.
      - Philip James Bailey

Who can mistake great thoughts? They seize upon the mind; arrest and search and shake it; bow the tall soul as by wind; rush over it like rivers over reeds.
      - Philip James Bailey

Great thoughts, like great deeds, need
  No trumpet.
      - Philip James Bailey, Festus (sc. Home)

Thought is the only treasure that God sets outside all power and keeps to serve as a secret link among the unhappy.
      - Honore de Balzac

Every pure thought is a glimpse of God.
      - Cyrus Augustus Bartol

I'll put that in my considering cap.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        Loyal Subject (act II, sc. 1)

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