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A Quote by Adolf Hitler on rulers, think, thought, and thoughtlessness

What luck for rulers that men do not think.

Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Adolf Hitler on rulers, think, thought, and thoughtlessness

What luck for rulers that men do not think.

Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Walter Russell on health, healing, disease, unease, life, death, acid, acidity, alkalinity, sick, man, thinking, think, thought, consciousness, medicine, body, and matter

When it becomes a part of every man's thinking that a single thought can change the polarity of our entire body toward either life or death - and can likewise change its entire chemistry toward increasing alkalinity or acidity to strengthen it or weaken it - or can change the shape of every corpuscle of matter in the entire body in the direction of either growth or decay - then the medical profession will radically change both its principles and its practices with the ailment of bodies.

Walter Russell

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A Quote by Robert C. Ingersoll on thought, action, ignorance, and faith

Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith!

Robert C. Ingersoll

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A Quote by David Bohm on system, thought, reflex, question, awareness, intelligence, perception, and coherence

So it's worth pondering that this whole system, which we are calling 'thought', works as a system of reflexes.  The question is: can you become aware of the reflex character of thought--that it is a reflex, that it is a whole system of reflexes which is constantly capable of being modified, added to, changed?  And we could say that as long as the reflexes are free to change then there must be some kind of intelligence or perception, something a bit beyond the reflex, which would be able to see whether it's coherent or not.  But when it gets conditioned too strongly it may resist that perception; it may not allow it.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 53

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A Quote by David Bohm on thought, reflex, pattern, and system

Thought reflexes get conditioned very strongly, and they are very hard to change.  And the also interfere.  A reflex may connect to the endorphins and produce an impulse to hold that whole pattern forther.  In other words, it produces a defensive reflex.  Not merely is it stuck because it's chemically so well built up, but also there is a defensive reflex which defends against evidence which might weaken it.  Thus it all happens, one reflex after another after another.  It's just a vast system of reflexes.  And they form a 'structure' as they get more rigid.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 54

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A Quote by David Bohm on thought, reflex, mind, personality, and culture

It's useful to look at [thought] as a system of reflexes.  A reflex just operates, as we've seen in the case of the knee-jerk.  However, we don't usually think that thought is like the knee-jerk reflex.  We think we are controlling thought and producing thought.  That way of thinking is part of our whole background.  But I'm suggesting that it's not generally so--that a vast part of our thought just comes out from the reflex system.  You only find out what the thought is after it comes out.  Now, this really overturns a great deal of the way we look at the mind or the personality or our entire cultural background.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 53

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A Quote by seiji kaneko on thought and mind

SECRET is not a mystery, it is analization.

seiji kaneko

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A Quote by David Bohm on thought, positive, negative, image, reality, and mind

If we can be cheered up by positive images we can be depressed by negative ones.  As long as we accept images as realities we are in that trap, because you can't control the images.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 46

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A Quote by David Bohm on thought, mind, pain, pleasure, and conditioning

The pleasure-pain reaction is generally appropriate for the animal, but you can see that for thought it is not.  The criterion for coherent thought is that it is true and correct.  But if you can get pleasure or pain from thought then coherent thought is no longer functioning.  Rather, the criterion has become whether the thought gives pleasure or pain, consequently that thought becomes destructive.  If thought can be determined by pleasure or pain, that's already the beginning of a lot of trouble.  And we conditioned by that.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 49

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