Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.
It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us.
Growing up, I was taught that a woman should lower her gaze so that men could never know her thoughts. The so-called modesty of Arab women is, in fact, a war tactic.
The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist.
The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.
High thoughts must have high language.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.
If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick.
Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another’s money. Idiots!