A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.

Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.

Failures are divided into two classes --those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.

I never make mistakes. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.

I think it would be a good idea.

I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.

It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.

Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.

Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didnt have it and thought of other things if you did.

Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they want to do.

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want.

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave.

The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which theidea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translate

The temple of our purest thoughts is silence.

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind.

When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the me