Higher thought

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Higher thought See New thought, below.
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”

Usage

In literature:

Rigby and Sandwich wanted public money, and thought that they should fetch a higher price jointly than singly.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
What a picture, thought I, of the pageantry of life, as viewed from a higher point than this world!
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
I thought I had touched the climax of life when I married Ruth but when the boy came he lifted me a notch higher.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
Then thought I to myself, he is best served who serves himself, and thereupon I made the statues a good half-foot higher than the niches.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845" by Various
I have thought of you as something higher, holier, purer than myself.
"The Golden House" by Mrs. Woods Baker
Some years ago a young man asked a distinguished scholar and writer what he thought of the higher education.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Pleasure and good times were all I ever thought of, and I knew nothing of life or life's higher motives.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
To your knowledge of the higher reaches of scientific thought?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
It has been generally unfavorable to the growth of higher thought.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Each day we met I found in her some new wealth of noble thoughts that created higher ideals in my own untutored mind.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
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In poetry:

A higher destiny is mine,
And brighter hopes, and holier cares;
Thoughts stretching on to joys divine;
Hours pregnant with eternal years!
"Autumn: Sunday Morning" by John Bowring
"But his thoughts are sadder and higher
In the streets of toiling men;
He has turned from his early visions,
And will never come back again.
"The Painter And The Fairy" by Alexander Anderson
One would have thought a man so bless'd
And richly, too, with manly pow'rs,
Had surely some far higher quest,
Than living thus, in nature's bow'rs.
"The Indian" by Thomas Frederick Young
What changes have they brought to all—
What thoughts that make for higher ends,
What shadows that perforce must fall,
To make us only closer friends.
"To My Friend" by Alexander Anderson
Life to the kosmic ages! Lyre,
Burst in blessing, high and higher,
Still to Him, all to Him,
Throned above the cherubim,
Whose “Be” was worlds: in special grace,
Father of the Thoughtful Race.
"The Lyre" by Thomas Aird
He dies: but, mounting ever higher,
Wings Phoenix-like from out his pyre
Above our mortal day and night,
Clothed on with sempiternal light;
And raimented in thought's far fire
Flames on in everlasting flight.
"The Poet" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

A new study indicates a much higher rate of physical or sexual abuse, psychological abuse, financial exploitation and caregiver neglect among elderly Latinos than experts had previously thought.
Anyone who thought airline baggage fees couldn't get any higher should think again.
As tuition for higher education goes up by huge numbers, today's college students must be cringing at the thought of graduation day.
Whatever you thought you were capable of, he thought higher.
"I could not get any higher," I thought.
A CDC study revealed that frequency of worms transmitted from dogs and cats is higher than previously thought.
Marc Pachtman tussled with Comcast for about 10 months over several issues, including charges on his bill that were higher than the cable package he thought he ordered.
The estimate for a new water filtration system came in lower than some thought but higher than others hoped.
Awesome rock, places to roll, and ways to get higher than you thought possible.
Economic growth was higher in the third quarter than first thought.
A new study done by the University of Minnesota finds teens are using steroids and other muscle-enhancing behaviors at a rate higher than previously thought.
We had a lot of different ideas in terms of how we are going to present that, but I thought that would be better in a more prominent place with a higher traffic area where anybody who comes to the building can appreciate that.
In Inception , DiCaprio's character is able to detect higher-order thoughts, like internal speech or decision-making, and even "steal" them.
Higher marginal rates actually helping the economy is a counter-intuitive thought.
Higher sales of Jeeps and other new vehicles propelled Chrysler to its first annual net income since 1997, capping a pivotal turnaround that many thought would never happen.
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In science:

This occurs in central Au+Au (but not D+Au or minimumbias p + p) collisions on the side opposite a transverse jet, and is stronger out of the overall event plane, where the initial density is thought to be higher.
Summary of ICHEP 2004
L → π 0ν ν decay, is a new evidence for direct CP violation. particular the K 0 4A new λ that is higher than previously thought does not change V ∗ ts · Vtd so much if |Vcb |, a directlymeasured quantity in B decay, is used.
Rare Kaon Decays - a review of results
The K-S test again shows the starburst and random samples differ significantly, with Starburst galaxies are thought to be the progenistarbursts showing a difference at higher pro jected surtors of the rare ‘E+A’ galaxies (or post-starburst galaxface densities meaning tidal interactions with many ies).
Galaxy Groups: Proceedings from a Swinburne University Workshop
In addition, we know that in some cases VR has a strong dependence on the energy band (GFM05), although the definition of VR by R01 was originally thought to account for the narrowing of pulses at higher energies (Fenimore, et al. 1995; Norris et al. 1996).
Testing the gamma-ray burst variability/peak luminosity correlation on a Swift homogeneous sample
Indeed, Eq. (19) should be thought of as the beginning of a Taylor series in ln(−kη∗ ), with the higher-order terms in the series generated by higher-order loop corrections.
One-loop corrections to the curvature perturbation from inflation
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