Quotations on Thought

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We never had planned to hijack a ship. We never thought of any war plans outside the Palestinian lands. We wished that the program had not failed and then the warriors could have achieved their goals.
- Abu Abbas
(Keywords: War, Thought, Goals)

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Experience, Science, Thought, Logic, Reason)

You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.
- John Abercrombie
(Keywords: Music, Thought, Jazz, Play, Trying)

The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Government, Thought, Court, Respect)

No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: History, Thought, People, Enemies, Freedom)

I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family.
- Gary Ackerman
(Keywords: Family, Thought, Decision, Congress, Debate)

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Mother, Thought, Knowledge, Daughters)

Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Love, Thought, Reality, Spirit)

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Age, Thought, Discipline, Value)

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Being, Day, Famous, Merit, Name, Now)

You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Thought, Tennis)

I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss.
- Jessica Alba
(Keywords: Kiss, Thought, Boys, First, Job)

Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Man, Sense, Thinking)

I actually wanted to be an exotic dancer, but that didn't work out so I thought I'd take on acting.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Work, Thought, Acting)

I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Losing, Now, Obligation, Right)

Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa. We thought it was a good place to go.
- James Van Allen
(Keywords: Family, Thought, University)

Going in, I knew I wasn't one of the top ones, because I didn't even make the pre-season All-American team. That shows you what people thought of me right there, so I knew I had to go to work.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Work, Thought, People, Right)

We're probably doing better business than we thought we would do especially considering the disappointing way the record company has handled the album.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Business, Thought, Company)

I have photographs taken of me at the time I was addicted, and thought I looked good. I see them today and realize my eyes were dead.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Eyes, Today)

Clapton asked my brother to play on his record. I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world.
- Gregg Allman
(Keywords: Brother, Thought, Play, World)

At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time.
- Gregg Allman
(Keywords: Time, Thought, First, Guitar, Song, Tribute)

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver.
- Fernando Alonso
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Destiny, Job, Now)

I never thought about being on a series before. It seemed like such a big commitment. But I love going to work every day. This is not about ego, it's about work, and that's refreshing in this town.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Love, Work, Thought, Being, Commitment, Day, Ego)

Having my son, I mean, I feel already that it makes me a better actress. Just the feeling and the love that expands in my being is more than I ever thought possible.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Love, Son, Thought, Being, Feeling)

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: War, Thought, Mistake, Vietnam)

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Faith, Thought, Action, Criticism, Doubt, Order, Reflection)

I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it.
- Roger Angell
(Keywords: Death, Thought, Baseball, Press, Talk, Want, Writer)

I had an idea of what I thought was funny. It's kind of based on how I am.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Funny, Thought, Idea)

For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains.
- Katharine Anthony
(Keywords: Change, Time, Thought, Labor, Leisure, Mothers, Relaxation)

I love Daredevil. I thought it was enjoyable. Okay? There were critical issues with it, and that's why I wear black, some people wear red - we are entitled to our opinions.
- Avi Arad
(Keywords: Love, Thought, People, Opinions)

When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Work, Thought, Grief, Sadness)

Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: History, Work, Thought, Audiences, Film, Will)

When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Beauty, Money, Thought, Heart, Interest)

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Art, Thought, Action, Choice, Reason)

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Government, Equality, Thought, Democracy, Liberty, Will)

Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion.
- Eberhard Arnold
(Keywords: God, Thought, Completion, Help, Mind)

It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'
- Thomas Arnold
(Keywords: Death, Life, God, Thought, Friend, Dying, Old)

We continued the hard work of integrating TWA, because at that time we still thought an efficient connecting hub in St. Louis could be a profitable addition to our network.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Time, Work, Thought, Hard work, Network)

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Age, Time, Thought, People, Myth, Old)

India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Religion, Thought, Hinduism, Meeting, Spiritual)

Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Thought, Infinite, Liberty, Variety, Worship)

I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films.
- Paul Auster
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Film)

The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold.
- Edward Bach
(Keywords: Medical, Science, Thought, Failure, Being, Causes, Nothing, Reason, Results)

I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students.
- Burt Bacharach
(Keywords: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Education, Government, Thought, Control, Children, Influence, State)

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: Life, God, Thought, Thoughts, Act, Deeds, Heaven, Man, Mind)



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