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Those that think must govern those that toil.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher, economist and historian.

A man's what he thinks about all day long

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

If a man sits down to think, he is immediately asked if has a headache.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.

Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) British theologian.

Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) American writer.

Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That is voting.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving.

José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955) Spanish Essayist, and Philosopher.

All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

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