Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Every pure thought is a glimpse of God.
C. A. Bartol.—Radical Problems: Individualism.

Thought resolves deformity into beauty.
C. A. Bartol.—Radical Problems: Individualism.

Thought is speech.
Samuel Miller Hageman.—Silence.

Our brains are seventy year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hands of the Angel of the Resurrection.
Holmes.—The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, Chap. VIII.

Thought is the measure of life.
Charles G. Leland.—The Return of the Gods.

His thoughts are like mummies, embalmed in spices and wrapped about with curious envelopments; but within those thoughts themselves are kings.
Longfellow.—Hyperion, Book I. Chap. V.

All thought begins in feeling—wide
In the great mass its base is hid,
And, narrowing up to thought, stands glorified,
A moveless pyramid.
Lowell.—An Incident in a Railroad Car, Stanza 15.

Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are alternately answered.
Daniel Webster.—Address at the Laying of the Corner-stone of the Bunker Hill Monument.