We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us toward death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
To think’s audacity. God only has that right and privilege. Thinking is, or ought to be, a coolness and a calmness; and our poor hearts throb, and our poor brains beat too much for that.
Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws.
Thinking is an experimental action carried out with small amounts of energy, in the same way as a general shifts small figures about on a map before setting his large bodies of troops in motion.
Think well before you speak because your words may plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of some other person.
Think of nothing but to love me, think of nothing but to please me.[Ne songez qu’à m’aimer, ne songez qu’à me plaire.]