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Thought

Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. - Henry Adams, aka Henry Brooks Adams
Wise men weigh the advantages of any course of action against its drawbacks, and move not an inch until they can see what the result of their action will be; but while they are deep in thought, the men with self-confidence ‘come and see and conquer.’ - Ahad HaAm, pen name, born Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg
The greatest manifestation of your love for the Almighty can be expressed on your day of death. Before your death, you might be thinking about how you have not fulfilled all of your wishes and plans. In the moments before your death you might have complaints against the Almighty, or you might fatalistically accept your death by saying, What can be done? My body is giving in to the laws of nature. The doctors have given up hope.” Both of these attitudes are wrong You now face the greatest challenge of your life. You have the potential to submit yourself to the will of the Almighty with love. This level takes preparation. If a person has not mastered control of his thoughts, he is likely to waste his last moments thinking of petty resentments and desires. Frequently confusion and fear of death swallow up every other thought unless one has prepared for that moment. - Shlomo Wolbe, aka Wilhelm Wolbe
Be not dilatory in doing, nor confused in conversation, nor vague in thought; leave thyself leisure in thy life. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Gentleness in the gait is what simplicity is in the dress. Violent gesture or quick movement inspires involuntary disrespect. One looks for a moment at a cascade; but one sits for hours, lost in thought, and gazing upon the still water of a lake. A deliberate gait, gentle manners, and a gracious tone of voice - all of which may be acquired - give a mediocre man an immense advantage over those vastly superior to him. To be bodily tranquil, to speak little, and to digest without effort are absolutely necessary to grandeur of mind or of presence, or to proper development of genius. - Honoré de Balzac
Even pure thought is a glimpse of God. -
Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council-chamber of thought. - Giambattista Basile, aka Giovan Battista Basile
Those who refuse the long drudgery of thought, and think with the heart rather than the head, are ever the most fiercely dogmatic in tone. -
Man is created by thought; that which he thinks upon in our life becomes in another. - Pierre de Bérulle
My thoughts are not your thought, neither are your ways my ways. -
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