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Right Thinking

We should think just as though our thoughts were visible to all about us. Real character is not outward conduct, but quality of thinking... High, healthful, pure thinking, can be encouraged and strengthened. Its current can be turned upon grand ideals until it forms a habit and wears a channel.…
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A New Method of Thinking

Before going any further with the subject let me, once more, repeat here that when I speak of “a new order of thought” I do not mean a new religion, nor a new law, but rather a new light on the one Truth that has been Truth from all Eternity.…
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Realization of Ideals Through Right-Thinking

Our subject contains three elementary ideas— Ideals, Right-Thinking, and Realization. Let us consider Ideals first. What is an ideal? The word Idea, from which the adjective and the noun Ideal are formed, is derived from the Greek to see. An ideal is primarily, then, something that is seen. We may…
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Learn How to Think

Never adopt the teachings of any book or person without first examining whether they are just or not, as you will otherwise be liable to be hurried away by prejudices instead of being guided by reason, and will be led unconsciously into error instead of arriving at the truth. Exercise…
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Train Yourself to Think

Someone has said: "The reason why most men do not accomplish more is because they do not attempt more." Everything in the Universe is governed by law; a man's life may be orderly and successful, or it may be varying and end in at wreck. Failure and success are the…
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Right Thinking

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. —Shakespeare We all believe in the power of thought to a greater or less extent. We talk about it very knowingly, and see at once where others are deficient in its application, and realize that all their trouble…
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Right Thinking and Repose

Life is a combination of habits, some baneful, some beneficent, all of which take their rise in the one habit of thinking. The thought makes the man; therefore right-thinking is the most important thing in life. The essential difference between a wise man and a fool is that the wise…
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The Sage and the Thinker

From that wonderful and helpful book by Maurice Maeterlink Wisdom and Destiny, published by George Allen). There are some profound thinkers, such as Pascal, Schopenhaurer, Hello, who seem not to have been happy, for all that the sense of the infinite, universal, eternal, was loftily throned in their soul. But…
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Advantages of Thinking

To have learned to think, whether learned in schools or out of them, is to have attained the most valuable of all acquirements. Any system of instruction which does not teach a man to think falls short of the best results. A man who has learned to think continually separates…
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Wrong Thinking

Wrong thinking, whatever its nature, leaves indelible scars on mind and body alike. It affects character and material prospects equally. Every time you grumble or find fault; every time you lose your temper; every time you do a mean, contemptible thing, you suffer a loss which cannot be repaired. You…
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Thinking as a Fine Art

Art is the systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. In a broad sense, it is nature humanized, or re-expressed through the power of the human mind. Man studies the laws of nature, and becomes familiar with her forces, and then intelligently combines, re-arranges and re-presents…
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Thinking

Surely as I have thought so shall it come to pass.—Isa. xiv. 24. We hear and read a great deal about the power and influence of men's words and the results of their actions, but we read and hear comparatively little concerning men's thoughts, the great influence and power of…
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