The eloquence of a scientist is clarity; scientific truth is always more luminous when its beauty is unadorned than when it is tricked out in the embellishments with which our imagination would seek to clothe it.
All perception is of the past. The present is always suspended in possibility & never ends.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is why so few people engage in it.
There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of the law. No artist ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.
Our Unconscious Mind and how to Use it (1922)
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
To carry on a successful business, a man must have imagination.
The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
At its very best and longest the act is brief beyond imagination--the imagination of an immortal, I mean. In the matter of repetition the man is limited--oh, quite beyond immortal conception.
Letters from the Earth
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.