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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Thinkers
 
  Those who have finished by making all others think with them, have usually been those who began by daring to think with themselves.
Colton.    
  1
  The profound thinker always suspects that he is superficial.
Earl of Beaconsfield.    
  2
  A thinker is a person.
Joseph Cook.    
  3
  Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Emerson.    
  4
  In every epoch of the world, the great event, parent of all others, is it not the arrival of a Thinker in the world?
Carlyle.    
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  The greater part of mankind may be divided into two classes; that of shallow thinkers who fall short of the truth; and that of abstruse thinkers who go beyond it.
Hume.    
  6
  There are very few original thinkers in the world; the greatest part of those who are called philosophers have adopted the opinions of some who went before them.
Dugald Stewart.    
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  Thinkers are scarce as gold; but he whose thoughts embrace all his subject, and who pursues it uninterruptedly and fearless of consequences, is a diamond of enormous size.
Lavater.    
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