Thought Quotes

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May these Thought Quotes inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just around the corner.

Thought (or thinking) encompasses a flow of ideas and associations that can lead to logical conclusions. Although thinking is an activity of an existential value for humans, there is still no consensus as to how it is adequately defined or understood.

See also: Thought and Outline Of Thought
Further Readings: Hundred Schools Of Thought, Action And ThoughtThoughts And Prayers, and The Hero Of Thought And Action

Thought Quotes From M. Fethullah Gulen

Criticizing and objecting to everything means an attempt to destruction. If you do not like something, try to make something better than it. Being destructive causes ruins, while being constructive brings about prosperity. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Give value to every word in a meeting. Don’t immediately reject those that don’t conform to your ideas. Think that the idea might have been expressed from a different viewpoint, and be patient until the end! – M. Fethullah Gulen

Failure is the inescapable end of the ill-fated and forlorn ones who are far from facing their era with their own language and thought. Just as important as ensuring language and thought survive is making them a property of the masses. Societies which do not think and speak will find others speak and think on their behalf. Logic is in disposal of the tongue in crowds where there is speech without thought. Those unfortunate ones who cannot put what they think into words are slaves of their incapability. – M. Fethullah Gulen

The line of struggle followed by the righteous people to whom God promised the future of the world may be summed up in two words: action and thought. In fact, the way to true existence is action and thought, and likewise the way to renewal, individual and collective. It may even be said that every being is the product of certain movements and disciplines and its continuance depends on the same. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Language is not only a means of speech and thought, it is a bridge with the significant function of bringing the wealth of the past to our day and conveying today’s heritage and our new compositions to the future. – M. Fethullah Gulen

The basic dynamic of our life of action and thought is our spiritual life, which is based on our religious values. Just a rose-bud turned towards light unfurls into an elaborate flower, so we, in the past, appeared as a great nation in the historical and international arena after we turned towards and embraced our religion. – M. Fethullah Gulen

The relationship between language and thought comprises cognitive and intellectual reflections on existence and events, transforming these reflections into sources of information, and becoming productive while forming links between the cosmos and our knowledge.- M. Fethullah Gulen

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Fethullah Gulen Quotes

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Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts. – Eckhart Tolle

Thought creates character. – Annie Besant

Thought is action in rehearsal. – Anonymous

Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic. – Wallace Stevens

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the property of those only who can entertain it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. – August Hare

Thought once awakened does not again slumber. – Carlyle

Thoughts are fine when you don’t confuse them with who you are, and then thoughts are not a problem. Thinking is a wonderful tool to create things in this world. It only becomes problematic and a source of suffering when you confuse thinking with who you are. – Eckhart Tolle

Thoughts are mental energy; they’re the currency that you have to attract what you desire. Learn to stop spending that currency on thoughts you don’t want. – Wayne Dyer

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven. – Douglas Horton

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. – Bryan Adams

Thoughts become things. – Mike Dooley

Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. – Paracelsus

Thoughts have energy. Make sure your thoughts are positive and powerful. – Anonymous

Thoughts have no sex. – Clare Boothe Luce

Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking. – Susan L. Taylor

Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny. – Tryon Edwards

Thoughts will change and shift just like the wind and the water when you’re on the boat; thoughts are no different than anything else. – Jeff Bridges

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind. – Immanuel Kant

Thoughts would go in and out of my mind, but I didn’t want to believe that he could have done it. – Kato Kaelin

Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don’t bite everybody. – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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Thinking about the universe has now been handed over to specialists. The rest of us merely read about it. – Mason Cooley

Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought. – Martin Heidegger

Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough. – Douglas Horton

Thinking in its lower grades is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry. – Havelock Ellis

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself. – Josiah Royce

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax. – Charles Kettering

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. – Henry Ford

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it. – Henry Ford

Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. – Plato

Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting. – Robert Frost

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. – W. Clement Stone

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. – Plato

Short And Powerful Thought Quotes

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. – Benjamin Franklin

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts. – St. Jerome

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard

A good listener is usually thinking about something else. – Kin Hubbard

A great man is always willing to be little. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A lot of the pain that we are dealing with are really only thoughts. – Anonymous

A man is but what he knows. – Sir Francis Bacon

A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts. – Paul Valery

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. – Oscar Wilde

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington

Acting gives you freedom to express your thoughts. – Abhimanyu Singh

All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter. – Sai Baba

All grand thoughts come from the heart. – Luc de Clapiers

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare. – Baruch Spinoza

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino

Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth. – Albert Camus

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest. – Euripides

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. – Walt Disney

Any human being has private thoughts. – Alan Dershowitz

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. – Henry David Thoreau

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts. – Charles Lamb

Be brave and take accountability for your thoughts and beliefs. – Jennifer Hyman

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam

Be like the flower that gives fragrance even to the hand that crushes it. – Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down. – Jimmy Durante

Be very careful about what you think. Your thoughts run your life. – Anonymous

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

Begin to believe in the power of your thoughts. – Anonymous

Belief is when someone else does the thinking. – Buckminster Fuller

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

Believing is easier than thinking. Hence so many more believers than thinkers. – Bruce Calvert

Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. – Edward Abbey

Better to be without logic than without feeling. – Charlotte Bronte

Beware thoughts that come in the night. – William Least Heat-Moon

Change starts in your thoughts. – Anonymous

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. – Margaret Mead

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts. – Luc de Clapiers

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence. – Thomas Szasz

Clearness ornaments profound thoughts. – Luc de Clapiers

Could I have been anyone other than me? – Dave Matthews

Dance is just like film in that it allows for thoughts in movement. – Twyla Tharp

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? – Winnie the Pooh

Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you. – Lauren Conrad

Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you. – John Wooden

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. – Robert A. Heinlein

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. – Robert Kiyosaki

Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa

Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. – Muhammad Ali

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill

Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd. – Voltaire

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey. – Urijah Faber

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. – Edgar Cayce

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts. – Blaise Pascal

Every moment is a fresh beginning. – T.S. Eliot

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. – Oscar Wilde

Every strength is also a weakness. The opposite is true as well. – Neil Strauss

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth

Every thought we think is creating our future. – Louise Hay

Every villain is a hero in his own mind. – Tom Hiddleston

Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso

Few minds wear out; more rust out. – Christian N. Bovee

Find people who will make you better. – Michelle Obama

First thoughts are not always the best. – Vittorio Alfieri

From heav’nly thoughts all true delight doth spring. – Thomas Campion

Genius is the recovery of childhood at will. – Arthur Rimbaud

Get busy living or get busy dying. – The Shawshank Redemption

Give thy thoughts no tongue. – William Shakespeare

Go the extra mile, there’s no one on it. – Grant Cardone

Good things happen to those who hustle. – Anais Nin

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. – James Lane Allen

Great thoughts come from the heart. – Luc de Clapiers

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. – William Hazlitt

Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby. – George Bernard Shaw

Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation. – Tyga

Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish. – Jessica N. S. Yourko

Have faith in your own thoughts. – Brooke Shields

Having concrete, strong thoughts is very important. – Nayeon

He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts. – John Fletcher

He that can have patience can have what he will. – Benjamin Franklin

High thoughts must have high language. – Aristophanes

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts. – Herbert Spencer

I am not what I think. I am thinking what I think. – Eric Butterworth

I don’t eat junk foods and I don’t think junk thoughts. – Peace Pilgrim

I don’t like being forced to reduce my thoughts to sound bites. – Leon Kass

I don’t like being left to my own thoughts. – David Sedaris

I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. – Steven Spielberg

I enjoy my own thoughts sometimes. – Dave Chappelle

I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me. – Sara Teasdale

I like criticism. It makes you strong. – LeBron James

I rebel; therefore I exist. – Albert Camus

I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking. – Joan Rivers

I want to know all God’s thoughts; all the rest are just details. – Albert Einstein

I was all about my thoughts, my work, my inspiration. I was always in hair. – Vidal Sassoon

I write to express my thoughts, my feelings. I want people to think. – Mattie Stepanek

I’m very much an observer and a conduit of thoughts and ideas. – Ian Anderson

I’ve always been just kind of consumed by my own thoughts. – Dwight Yoakam

Ideas and thoughts and creativity is more of who I am than football. – Dhani Jones

Ideas are infinite, original, and lively divine thoughts. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. – George S. Patton

If I look confused it is because I am thinking. – Samuel Goldwyn

If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself. – Rumi

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? – Rumi

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick. – Ben Jonson

If you can dream it, you can achieve it. – Zig Ziglar

If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can make it so. – Belva Davis

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. – Charles Bukowski

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. – Mother Teresa

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it. – Toni Morrison

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. – Booker T. Washington

If you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun. – APJ Abdul Kalam

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

Impossible is for the unwilling. – John Keats

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so. – William Shakespeare

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

It is the nature of thought to find its way into action. – Christian Nevell Bovee

It is true if you believe it to be true. – Louise Hay

It may be that those who do most, dream most. – Stephen Butler Leacock

I’m against fashionable thinking. – Herman Kahn

Just think of happy thoughts and you’ll fly. – Peter Pan

Keep calm and carry on. – Winston Churchill

Knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks

Knowledge is what enables one to be wrong. – Mike Higton

Let go of thoughts that don’t make you strong. – Anonymous

Let your performance do the thinking. – Charlotte Bronte

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. – R. Brault

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking. – Mason Cooley

Make each day your masterpiece. – John Wooden

Man can alter his life by altering his thinking. – William James

Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. – Blaise Pascal

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. – Harper Lee

Misery is almost always the result of thinking. – Joseph Joubert

Most of my thoughts, you couldn’t print. – Jim Rogers

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. – Charlie Parker

My goal before I die is to get all of my thoughts out. – Spoken Reasons

My hand is the extension of the thinking process – the creative process. – Tadao Ando

My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. – Ben Carson

My thoughts have been the thing I can rely on. – Hilary Mantel

Next thing you know they’ll take your thoughts away. – Dave Mustaine

Night is the mother of thoughts. – John Florio

No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. – Lupita Nyong’o

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. – Voltaire

Nothing comes merely by thinking about it. – John Wanamaker

Nothing happens unless first we dream. – Carl Sandburg

Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so. – William Shakespeare

Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. – Benjamin Disraeli

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. – Albert Einstein

One great use of words is to hide our thoughts. – Voltaire

One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others. – Moliere

One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. – Anonymous

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein

Our best thoughts come from others. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. – Soren Kierkegaard

Our life is what our thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

Our minds are lazier than our bodies. – François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own. – Shakespeare

Overthinking leads to negative thoughts. – Anonymous

People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware. – Albert Ellis

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. – Thomas Gray

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts. – Madame de Stael

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. – Elbert Hubbard

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. – Zig Ziglar

Positive thoughts – get where you need to go by thinking you’re going to get there. – Danny Amendola

Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences. – Anonymous

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting. – Edmund Burke

Respect yourself and others will respect you. – Confucius

Second terms in the White House open the way for second thoughts. – John Lewis Gaddis

Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts. – William Shenstone

Some people get lost in thought because it’s such unfamiliar territory. – G. Behn

Sometimes I think and other times I am. – Paul Valéry

Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud. – Joseph Addison

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. – James Joyce

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. – Thomas A. Edison

The best way of forgetting how you think you feel is to concentrate on what you know you know. – Mary Stewart

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. – Virginia Woolf

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge. – Bertrand Russell

The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. – Bob Marley

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. – Euclid

The power of thought is extremely powerful. – Tenzin Palmo

The power of thought is far greater than most people ever realize. – Karen Marie Moning

The power of thought, the vast regions it can master. – Bertrand Russell

The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language. – J. Michael Straczynski

The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts. – William Inge

The temptation of the age is to look good without being good. – Brennan Manning

The trick to acting is not to show off, it’s to think the thoughts of the character. – Eddie Marsan

The universe is one of God’s thoughts. – Friedrich Schiller

The world is changed by examples, not by opinions. – Paulo Coelho

The world we have created is a product of our thinking. – Albert Einstein

The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts. – Bryant H. McGill

There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous. – Hannah Arendt

There are thoughts we must not think. – Friedrich Durrenmatt

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing. – Clarence Day

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking. – Thomas A. Edison

There is no other who experiences your thoughts or your feelings. – John Buchanan Robinson

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. – Jackson Brown Jr.

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. – Voltaire

Think happy thoughts. – Anonymous

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. – Henri Bergson

Think your own thoughts. – Lydia Lunch

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. – Buddha

Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker. – Paul Valéry

Those who know how to think need no teachers. – Mahatma Gandhi

To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift. – Aeschylus

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. – Mary Oliver

To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually. – Eckhart Tolle

To reflect is to disturb one’s thoughts. – Jean Rostand

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. – John F. Kennedy

True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves. – Theodor W. Adorno

Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. – Maori proverb

Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey

Turning your back on the darkness didn’t mean the darkness would turn its back on you. – Jennifer Donnelly

Tyrannies not only want to control your mind and thoughts but your flesh as well. – Ma Jian

We are a product of our thoughts. – Scottie Waves

We become what we think about. – Earl Nightingale

We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves. – Bruce Lee

We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts. – Gary Player

We do not remember days, we remember moments. – Cesare Pavese

We do not yet trust the unknown power of thoughts. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We need silence to be able to touch souls. – Mother Teresa

We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second. – Horace Walpole

We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see. – Henry David Thoreau

We suffer more often in imagination than in reality. – Seneca

Well, we all have murderous thoughts throughout the day, if not the week. – Daniel Day-Lewis

What matters most in life is often invisible. – Duane Elgin

What we think, we become. – Buddha

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself. – Plato

When things go wrong, don’t go with them. – Elvis Presley

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions. – W. Clement Stone

When you cease to dream you cease to live. – Malcolm Forbes

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right. – Henry Ford

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Words are but pictures of our thoughts. – John Dryden

Words are much better at relating emotions and thoughts. – Yann Martel

Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts. – Jose Saramago

Words without thoughts never to heaven go. – William Shakespeare

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear. – Corrie Ten Boom

Writing and learning and thinking are the same process. – William Zinsser

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. – Isaac Asimov

You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think. – Walter Anderson

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak. – George Clooney

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. – Anonymous

Your thoughts and emotions are yours alone. – John Buchanan Robinson

Your thoughts shape your vision. You see what you choose to see. – Anonymous

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A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. – Jerry Seinfeld

A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. – Serena Williams

A course never quite looks the same way twice. The combinations of weather, season, light, feelings and thoughts that you find there are ever-changing. – Joe Henderson

A failure is like; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future. – Denis Waitley

A good teammate is someone willing to get outside of personal thoughts and emotions, a friend who tries to understand, appreciate, and encourage other members of the team. – Don Kardong
A great hallmark of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere. – Wayne Dye

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. – William James

A human being – what is a human being? Everything and nothing. Through the power of thought it can mirror everything it experiences. Through memory and knowledge it becomes a microcosm, carrying the world within itself. A mirror of things, a mirror of facts. Each human being becomes a little universe within the universe! – Guy de Maupassant

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends. – Cyril Connolly

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernhard Shaw

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well. – Louisa May Alcott

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. – Thomas Paine

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts. – Axel Munthe

A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished. – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. – Mahatma Gandhi

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts. – James Allen

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. – Richard Nixon

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor. – Victor Hugo

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him. – Soren Kierkegaard
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. – Lao Tzu

A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations. – Arthur Schopenhauer

A man’s real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love. – Joseph Conrad

A million thoughts went through my mind. What little mind I have. – Fuzzy Zoeller

A mind stretched by new ideas never goes back to its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

A monomaniac is a sick person whose mentality is perfectly healthy in all respects but one; he has a single flaw, clearly localized. At times, for example, he has an unreasonable and absurd desire to drink or steal or use abusive language; but all his other acts and all his other thoughts are strictly correct. – Emile Durkheim

A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching. – Swami Sivananda

A mountain of evidence shows that our bodies are pushing, shaping, even leading our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. That the body affects the mind is, it’s fair to say, incontestable. And it’s doing so in ways that either facilitate or impede our ability to bring our authentic best selves to our biggest challenges. – Amy Cuddy

A new era doesn’t come from nothing. New thoughts, values and methods will be established after overcoming various hurdles on the way. – Park Won-soon

A novel is utterly your own creation, a very private process. I think of a novel as a noun and a screenplay as a verb. In a novel, very little needs to happen; you can explore a person’s memories and thoughts and fantasies. In a screenplay, it’s all action; you must push the story on. – Deborah Moggach

A person is a product of his own thoughts. Believe big. Adjust your thermostat forward. Launch your success offensive with honest, sincere belief that you can succeed. – David Joseph Schwartz

A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn’t move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again. – Laurel Lea

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. – Wade Boggs

A positive mind finds opportunity in everything. A negative mind finds fault in everything. – Unknown

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. – Tony Robbins

A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts. – Joshua Reynolds

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd

A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them. – Keith Miller

A television chat show is light entertainment, so it is trivial by its very nature. It is hardly the place to get people to reveal their innermost thoughts. Then it becomes sensationalism, and you lower yourself to the level of the popular newspapers. – Terry Wogan

A theology should be like poetry, which takes us to the end of what words and thoughts can do. – Karen Armstrong

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. – Henrik Ibsen

A writer should bury his thoughts deep and convey them through the characters in his novel. – Mo Yan

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. – Eckhart Tolle

Acknowledging the unproductive thoughts and ineffective behavior that you’ve tried to ignore can be uncomfortable. But, stepping out of your comfort zone and choosing to proactively address bad habits will skyrocket your ability to create long-lasting change. – Amy Morin

Adults sometimes think children don’t think. That’s what propels them to order children around. But children do integrate thoughts and make sense of them. When I was a child, I thought about everything in the universe. – T’Keyah Crystal Keymah

After ‘Kong,’ my knuckles have never recovered because I had to wear very heavy weights on my forearms and around my hips and ankles to get the sense of size and scale of the movement of the character… You are telling your body that you are these things and that you’re feeling these thoughts and that you’re experiencing these experiences. – Andy Serkis

After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me. – John Woolman

All existing things upon this earth, which have knowledge of their own existence, possess, some in one degree and some in another, the power of thought, accompanied by perception, which is the awakening of thought by the effects of external objects upon the senses. – Augustus De Morgan

All feelings derive and become alive, whether negative or positive, from the power of Thought. – Sydney Banks

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door. – Albert Camus

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

All my characters have their own political thoughts of the world around. If it is not in the script, I put it into them so that they become rooted to the local flavour. – Abhishek Banerjee

All our actions, as well as our thoughts and words, should praise Him who always blesses us. – Charles Spurgeon

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. – James Lane Allen

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one’s mind. After several months’ confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate. – Nellie Bly

All the events you have experienced in your lifetime up to this moment have been created by your thoughts and beliefs you have held in the past. They were created by the thoughts and words you used yesterday, last week, last month, last year, 10, 20, 30, 40, or more years ago, depending on how old you are. – Louise L. Hay

All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Almost all our suffering is the product of our thoughts. We spend nearly every moment of our lives lost in thought, and hostage to the character of those thoughts. You can break this spell, but it takes training just like it takes training to defend yourself against a physical assault. – Sam Harris

Although difficult, change is always possible. What holds us back from making the changes we desire are our own limiting thoughts and actions. – Satsuki

Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late – thoughts both about and not about art. – Gustav Klimt

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. – Mahatma Gandhi

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment. – Morihei Ueshiba

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style. – Alan K. Simpson

An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t. – Anatole France

An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past. – Pierre Corneille

An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

An important part of dating is communicating. We communicate by sharing our thoughts, ideas, and feelings. We enjoy being with someone when we have an easy time communicating or when we have a lot to talk about. – John Bytheway

And don’t forget, a prisoner’s wife must always think good thoughts. – Nazim Hikmet

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

And so I put down some of the things that he said, about keeping your tools sharpened and not letting them lie on the ground where they get hurt or get abused and dirty and can’t find them. And some thoughts about how his father used to do things. – Bruce Nauman

And that’s the one thing that people do not understand is that we have very low interest rates and if those go back to historical levels or even go back to scary thoughts that they’re back in the late ’70s, early ’80s, then that’s going to really be hard to actually pay off those debts. It’s going to be a – it’s going to be a very big problem. – Ben Quayle

And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about. – Roger Penrose

And we’re seeing a higher level of consciousness and many more opportunities for people to challenge their present ways of thinking and move into a grander and larger experience of who they really are. – Neale Donald Walsch

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten. – John Dryden

Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age. – Matthew Simpson

Anthropomorphism is such an interesting concept. It means projecting human thoughts and emotions onto an animal. Which implies that thoughts and feelings belong to humans alone. Of course, if you believe in evolution, or if you believe in the Bible, that’s not so. Both evolution and the Bible tell us that we’re part of a family. – Sy Montgomery

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. – Albert Einstein

Anyone who has a dog knows that they have some very deep thoughts, that they have moods and emotions, they get their feelings hurt. It’s not a far reach to give them opinions and values and long-term desires. – Garth Stein

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts. – Alan Cohen

Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts? – Raymond Holliwell

As a child, I was always making sound; it was a compulsion. I loved to scream and yell and sing; it freed me from all the thoughts in my head. I begged for opera lessons because opera singing is the most formidable, most emotional way to use your voice. – Zola Jesus

As a filmmaker, like any artist, when something affects me emotionally I think about it in those terms. It’s my way of dealing with my thoughts, my fears and my hardships. I think the same can be said with any artist. For a musician, you’re going to write a song about something that affects you emotionally. – Ryan Coogler

As a kid, I had a Beatles poster and a Bela Lugosi as Dracula poster, so both worlds always appealed to me. Horror allows you to do things as a composer than you’re able to do in no other style of movie. The music has to be aggressive. You can’t tiptoe around. It has to be incredibly focused dramatically – no time for second thoughts. – Christopher Young

As a kid, I was always very shy growing up – I wasn’t very good at articulating my thoughts or my feelings. Now that I’m older, I found acting to do that. So it’s been an amazing way to sort of express who I am. – Colin Egglesfield

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. – Henry David Thoreau

As an actress, I’m drawn to emotion and expressing the human condition in all its forms, and I’m fortunate to have thoughts and feelings at my fingertips. – Diane Keaton

As an African-American, I know all too well the negative thoughts and feelings hatred and bigotry cause. – Tim Hardaway

As but a swift glance is enough to catch the glory of a great landscape, or only a little lingering is necessary to observe many peculiar beauties in it, so but a brief turn of the mind to sublime thoughts will give us their light and power. – James Vila Blake

As I got older, my life become a whirlwind of homework and responsibilities. The hospital became my retreat, a place to gather my thoughts and focus on my health. The nurses are my friends as well as my caretakers. The doctors are my parents as well as my physicians. – Claire Wineland

As I grew up in that world and saw how much it affected her world and how much it affected our childhood, it made me very aware of politics. Of course, I have my own private feelings and thoughts, but I don’t care to share them. – Natasha Richardson

As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in. – Helen Keller

As thinkers, mankind has ever divided into two sects, Materialists and Idealists; the first class founding on experience, the second on consciousness; the first class beginning to think from the data of the senses, the second class perceive that the senses are not final and say, The senses give us representations of things, but what are the things themselves, they cannot tell. The materialist insists on facts, on history, on the force of circumstances and the animal wants of man; the idealists on the power of Thought and Will, on inspiration, on miracle, on individual culture. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be. – Emmet Fox

As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works. – John Maxwell

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Audrey Hepburn

As you pray for the Holy Spirit to make you aware of thoughts that come into your mind that don’t line up with God’s Word, you’ll begin to realize when those thoughts come and you can renew your mind with the Word. – Joyce Meyer

As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Lane Allen

At a certain age some people’s minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat. – William Lyon Phelps

At school, new ideas are thrust at you every day. Out in the world, you’ll have to find your inner motivation to seek for new ideas on your own. – Bill Watterson

At the end of the day, my life isn’t about other people’s work. I’ve got to stop giving stuff away. I’ve got my own stories to tell, and a great need to tell them. I’ve got these images, these thoughts in my head, and I need to find a way to cope with them. – Paddy Considine

At the end of your life, it’s friendships, emotions and thoughts that you take with you, rather than what’s in your bank account. So, even though people don’t have a lot here, they are a lot richer in many ways and we can learn from that. – Sebastian Vettel

Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts. – Allan Bloom

Babies, babies, babies! They’re everywhere, aren’t they? In our eyes, in our thoughts, in our arms, in our dreams. Sometimes, in our dreams, they are riding alpacas or juggling tacos – but that doesn’t mean those dreams are necessarily about babies. Look, I’m not Freud. – Julie Klausner

Battle not with monsters, lest you become one and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. – Friederich Nietsche

Be a force of love as often as you can and turn away negative thoughts whenever you feel them surface. – Wayne Dyer

Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. – Nikola Tesla

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from ugly thoughts. – Matshona Dhliwayo

Because music is a language unto itself, when I’m writing, I need silence. I need to hear the music and the rhythms of the words inside my thoughts. – Marianne Wiggins

Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another’s money. Idiots! – Arthur Schopenhauer

Before I found my peace, I was way too much in my head. I found myself on the field in my own thoughts. I’ve learned that there’s a time and a place for my thoughts. The most important thing when I’m on the field is to just be in the moment and let it all go. – Christen Press

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in. – Alan Alda

Begin noticing and being careful about keeping your imagination free of thoughts that you do not wish to materialize. Instead, initiate a practice of filling your creative thoughts to overflow with ideas and wishes that you fully intend to manifest. Honor your imaginings regardless of others seeing them as crazy or impossible. – Wayne Dyer

Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences. – Zainab Salbi

Being a parent gives you historical perspective. You have thoughts about how you fit into a larger generational drama – those who came before and those who will come after. – Marianne Williamson

Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives. – Kourtney Kardashian

Being in the special forces has really broken a lot of the limitations I thought I had. Thoughts like ‘We’ve done this much, so we should take a break now’ were ones that I had to ignore and overcome in my training. They taught me how to keep going, no matter how difficult a situation can get. – Lee Seung-gi

Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old – old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don’t. In both cases we have to DO something. – Rush Limbaugh

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. – Christian D. Larson

Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going. – Chantal Sutherland

Believe it or not, I make myself laugh. Sometimes when I have thoughts or say some things that are funny, it just makes me laugh, and I don’t mind laughing at it before you guys do. – Kevin Hart

Beware thoughts that come in the night. They aren’t turned properly; they come in askew, free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources. – William Least Heat-Moon

Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness. – Bill McCartney

Big waves are a whole different ball game. You’re riding a wave with an immense amount of speed and power, generally over 10 meters. On the face of the wave, obviously life and death thoughts start to happen. – Kelly Slater

Bond doesn’t have an inner life. There would be moments when I’d think, ‘We need to gather our thoughts here and have a breather,’ where in another novel you’d slow the pace, have some description and see what Bond feels about this. But Bond doesn’t reflect. All you can do is move on to the next bomb or shark or car. – Sebastian Faulks

Bondage is – subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes. – W. Clement Stone

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all. – Abraham Lincoln

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farraj Gray

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialized form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together. – Alvar Aalto

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication. – Abraham Maslow

But the real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self confindence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts. – Kirsten Dunst

But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action. – Joshua Chamberlain

By action and reaction do we become strong or weak, according to the character of our thoughts and mental states. Fear is the deadly nightshade of the mind. – Edward Walker

By far the greatest discovery of all the centuries is the power of thought. – Charles F. Haanel

By silencing the mind, we can experience real peace. As long as various kinds of thoughts agitate the brain, we don’t experience 100 percent peace. – Henepola Gunaratana

Cats are anthropomorphised in art because they are so laid back that you automatically attribute human thoughts and feelings to them. – Jim Davis

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. – Victor Hugo

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine

Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them. – Blaise Pascal

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. – Wayne W. Dyer

Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. – Napoleon Hill

Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving. – B. C. Forbes

Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Clean fighting solves everything. It ends all bad blood and any ill feelings people have. That’s my thoughts. – Conor McGregor

Coffee has always been a significant part of my life. For me, it’s a chance to start my day and gather my thoughts – it’s fuel for my creative process. – Connor Franta

Coming together should be considered something positive for people and communities. When thoughts come together, that can be more positive than an individual thought. – Amitabh Bachchan

Communicating with people was found to be like suffering judgment. In fact, it was almost impossible for me to dwell upon earthly matters, and equally impossible for me to bring the mind down to mundane thoughts and general conversations. – Alice Coltrane

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham Bell

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. – Andrew Carnegie

Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheep-like passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving…conflict is a sine qua non of reflection and ingenuity. – John Dewey

Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement. – Aldous Huxley

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Critical thinking is certainly a ‘skill’ but when possessed as a mindset–a playful and humble willingness–it shifts from a labor to an art. It asks, ‘Is this true? By what standard?’ – Terry Heick

Critical thinking is not something you do once with an issue and then drop it. It requires that we update our knowledge as new information comes in. – Daniel Levitin

Critical thinking requires us to use our imagination, seeing things from perspectives other than our own and envisioning the likely consequences of our position. – Bell Hooks

Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth. – Aaron Hill

Daily, constantly, we choose by our desires, our thoughts, and our actions whether we want to be blessed or cursed, happy or miserable. – Ezra Taft Benson

Dancing is more than just moving body parts; it is a pathway of expressing your deepest inner thoughts. – Normani Kordei

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Martin Luther King

David Bowie worked with Brian Eno and dressed up in extraordinary clothes, but he was also a brilliant songwriter who captured the thoughts of a generation. He was hugely successful, without compromise. – Bat for Lashes

Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude. – Anne Frank

Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Determine to do some thinking for yourself. Don’t live entirely upon the thoughts of others. Don’t be an automaton. – James Cash Penney

Different people in different parts of the world can be thinking the same thoughts at the same time. It’s an obsession of mine: that different people in different places are thinking the same thing but for different reasons. I try to make films which connect people. – Krzysztof Kieslowski

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William Ellery Channing

Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can. – Hillary Clinton (inspired by John Wesley quote)

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

Do not flinch from experiences that might destroy your beliefs. The thought you cannot think controls you more than thoughts you speak aloud. Submit yourself to ordeals and test yourself in fire. Relinquish the emotion which rests upon a mistaken belief, and seek to feel fully that emotion which fits the facts. – Eliezer Yudkowsky

Do not go where the path may lead: go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you. – Richard Dawkins

Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments. – Bryant H. McGill

Do not test out your mind on the grounds that you are examining what seductive and impure thoughts look like, imagining that, as you do this, you will not be overcome by them. Even the wise have in this way been thrown into confusion and become infatuated. – Isaac of Nineveh

Do not think too much of the dead husk of your friend, or mourn too much over it, but send your thoughts out towards the real soul or self which has escaped – to reach it. – Edward Carpenter

Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends… Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. – Henry David Thoreau

Do you think it is better to fail at something worthwhile, or succeed at something meaningless. – Tommy Wallach

Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of the world, and in many ways, it’s the first step toward learning something and getting better at it. – Jon Hamm

Don’t join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don’t let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence. – Katori Hall

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash

Don’t program yourself to break down as you age with thoughts that decline is inevitable. Time may be passing for our bodies, but because they house our ageless souls, we never need to see ourselves as old and infirm. – Wayne Dyer

Don’t think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level. – T.D. Jakes

Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value. – Arthur Miller

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. – Ray Bradbury

Don’t try to rush progress. Remember — a step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Keep believing. – Kara Goucher

Don’t use yesterday’s state of mind, to make today’s decision. – C. Nzingha Smith

Don’t wait for others to bring the change. Be the change and bring the change. – Invajy

Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. – Albert Camus

Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one. – Voltaire

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. – Mark Twain

Drink lots of water and get enough sleep. Try not to stress. Positive thoughts only! – Dahyun

During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased; but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me. – John Nelson Darby

During my years as a press secretary, I developed a powerful internal filter, which worked to strip all things ‘off message’ from my thoughts before they came out of my mouth. It didn’t always work, of course, and I said more than a few things I regretted. – Dee Dee Myers

During the financial crisis, I worked with hundreds of executives who struggled as a result of their thoughts about job security. When their beliefs changed, so did their emotional experience – and they were then able to focus on the task at hand more effectively. – Andrew J. Bernstein

Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts. – Sarah Bernhardt

Each day is a new opportunity. I chose to make this day a great one. – Louise Hay

Each of us has an inner room where we can visit to be cleansed of fear-based thoughts and feelings. This room, the holy of holies, is a sanctuary of light. – Marianne Williamson

Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions of an amazing universe in our possession that kings in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess. – Kary Mullis

Earth’s biosphere gave birth to humans and our thoughts, which are now reshaping its planetary cycles. A planet with brains? Fancy that. – David Grinspoon

Emotions aren’t just mindless urges; they contain thoughts about matters of importance. – Martha Nussbaum

Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own. – Barbara Kingsolver

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. – Henry Ford

Even after they fired me, called me a bigot and publicly advised me to only share my thoughts with a psychiatrist, I did not call for defunding NPR. I am a journalist, and NPR is an important platform for journalism. – Juan Williams

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. – Martin Luther

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

Even if you walk exactly the same route each time – as with a sonnet – the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet’s health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same. – A. R. Ammons

Even ordinary people aren’t ordinary, not really. They’re filled up with thoughts and feelings that you might never know are there until they suddenly materialise. – Julianne Moore

Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust. – Sun Tzu

Even when I was saying I was Agnostic and trying to figure out my thoughts, I felt God was allowing me to do that. – Alfre Woodard

Even when we do not actively participate in our destiny, we are still on a chosen path. Life has a way of making decisions for us. – Nina Guilbeau

Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace. – Ingrid Newkirk

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. – Niels Bohr

Every guy should be the owner of a really nice pen. When you put your thoughts down, or whenever you’re going to share something with someone, it means something if it bleeds out in a nice ink. – Rami Malek

Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep. – Taraji P. Henson

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one. – Martin Heidegger

Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Every time I sit down to write, I need to commit to a word count goal, otherwise I waste too much time editing and re-editing my previous work, staring dreamily off into space, pretending that I’m thinking profound, poetic thoughts when really I’m just thinking, ‘Look at me being a writer! I’m so happy I’m a writer!’ – Liane Moriarty

Every time you feel depressed about something, try to identify a corresponding negative thought you had just prior to and during the depression. Because these thoughts have actually created your bad mood, by learning to restructure them, you can change your mood. – David D. Burns

Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off. – Kevin Hart

Everyone has noticed how hard it is to turn our thoughts to God when everything is going well with us… While what we call ‘our own life’ remains agreeable, we will not surrender it to Him. What, then, can God do in our interests but make ‘our own life’ less agreeable to us, and take away the plausible sources of false happiness? – C. S. Lewis

Everyone is an ocean inside. Every individual walking the street. Everyone is a universe of thoughts, and insights, and feelings. But every person is crippled in his or her own way by our inability to truly present ourselves to the world. – Khaled Hosseini

Everything is so fresh in WWE, it’s hard to take it all in sometimes. I get moments when I’m riding the road late at night, and I get to reflect on my thoughts a little bit. – Braun Strowman

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. – Kobe Bryant

Everything starts with a thought. Your thoughts become things, and anything that your mind can conceive, you can achieve. – Charlamagne tha God

Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness. – Wayne Dyer

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts. – Sam Harris

Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality. – Wayne Dyer

Everything you want to accomplish is already within yourself so when you start to roll in self-doubt and think negative thoughts then you’ll fall off. So keep visualising and keep knowing what you’re destined for, it’ll come to you. – NLE Choppa

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. – Rene Descartes

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act. – A. E. Housman

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

Expressing the thoughts of my comrades, I suggested, among other means, the organization of an international information service on inventories, on production, and on the needs of the various countries for raw materials. – Leon Jouhaux

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. – Khalil Gibran

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Few have at once both thought and capacity for action. Thought expands, but lames; action animates, but narrows. – Goethe

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. – George Bernard Shaw

First, I eat healthy; it comes from the inside out. If you eat right, your skin, hair, nails will look good. The same if you have negative thoughts – they can give you a bad look, too; we reflect what we eat and think. We also taste and smell what we eat. Being happy and doing what I love really reflects. – Kate del Castillo

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. – Abraham Lincoln

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of crackpot than the stigma of conformity. – Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn

For comedians, we’re all kind of tweeting our thoughts instead of spending time developing them. You can gauge how good a joke might be by how many times it gets retweeted, but it takes discipline to go back through the tweets and then develop jokes from them. – Natasha Leggero

For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God, so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ, and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion; and that is the perfection of this life. – Richard Rolle

For me, all my negative thoughts that I have about, ‘How did you miss that pitch? Why did you miss that pitch? You shouldn’t have missed that pitch.’ I just kind of sit there and kind of crush it up, and once I’m done doing that… I just kind of toss it aside. – Aaron Judge

For me, for the type of addict I am, when I start getting those swirly thoughts and stuff, and they talk about slippery places, slippery people and slippery things, you know, I need to – I needed to take my cell phone and eliminate all the phone numbers, change the phone numbers so no one I knew before could call me or reach me. – Daniel Baldwin

For me, it was a revelation. There, was revealed a completely different Anne to the child that I had lost. I had no idea of the depths of her thoughts and feelings. – Otto Frank

For me, the most fascinating interface is Twitter. I have odd cosmic thoughts every day and I realized I could hold them to myself or share them with people who might be interested. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

For myself, if I am to stake all I have and hope to be upon anything, I will venture it upon the abounding fullness of God – upon the assurance that, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts than our thoughts. – Henry Norris Russell

For some reason, some of my best solutions and ideas are triggered in those dark theaters, usually totally unrelated to what’s going on onscreen. I also enjoy hiking in the foothills and mountains close to Sacramento. I always have to bring a pen and paper to jot down sudden thoughts and ideas. So inspiration arises from countless sources. – James Rollins

For the most part, people think in ordinary life without bringing order into their thoughts. The guiding principles and epochs of human development and planetary evolution, the great viewpoints which have been opened by the initiates, bring thought into ordered forms. All of this is a part of Rosicrucian training. It is called the Study. – Rudolf Steiner

For the record: Quantum mechanics does not deny the existence of objective reality. Nor does it imply that mere thoughts can change external events. Effects still require causes, so if you want to change the universe, you need to act on it. – Lawrence M. Krauss

For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts. – Thomas Mann

For those of us whose thoughts digress; for whom unexpected juxtapositions are exhilarating rather than tiresome; who aim, if always inadequately, to convey life’s experience in some semblance of its complexity – for such writers, the semi-colon is invaluable. – Claire Messud

For those of us with an inward turn of mind, which is another name for melancholy introspection, the beginning of a new year inevitably leads to thoughts about both the future and the past. – Michael Dirda

For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. – Kahlil Gibran

For thousands of years, we have gained the power to control the world outside us but not to control the world inside. You could stop a river from flowing, but you could not stop your body from becoming old. You could kill mosquitoes, but you could not kill annoying thoughts buzzing inside your head. – Yuval Noah Harari

Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for critical thinking. – Leo Tolstoy

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. – Elie Wiesel

Frivolity, under whatever form it appears, deprives attention of its power, thought of its originality, and sentiment of its depth. – Madame de Stael

From a sequence of these individual patterns, whole buildings with the character of nature will form themselves within your thoughts, as easily as sentences. – Christopher Alexander

From my experience, meditating can bring up the most stressful thoughts. – Mike White

From my perspective, music allows me to escape from the world of what is happening right in front of me… to the world of my thoughts, my dreams, my hopes and ideas – for the world, for my own life, for the day, even for the moment. – Danielle de Niese

From time to time, I’ll look back through the personal journals I’ve scribbled in throughout my life, the keepers of my raw thoughts and emotions. The words poured forth after my dad died, when I went through a divorce, and after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. There are so many what-ifs scribbled on those pages. – Hoda Kotb

Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives. – John Wilkins

Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America. – Theodore White

Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure. – Francois Fenelon

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about. – Earl Nightingale

Girls are the best readers in the world. Reading is really a way of kind of escaping so deeply into yourself and pursuing your own thoughts within the construct of a story. – Caitlin Flanagan

God be thanked for the thinkers of good and noble thoughts! It wakes up all the best in ourselves, to come into close contact with others greater and better in every way than we are. – Lucy Larcom

God doesn’t dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts. – Chanakya

God our Lord would have us look to the Giver and love Him more than His gift, keeping Him always before our eyes, in our hearts, and in our thoughts. – Saint Ignatius

God who created us has granted us the faculty of speech that we might disclose the counsels of our hearts to one another and that, since we possess our human nature in common, each of us might share his thoughts with his neighbor, bringing them forth from the secret recesses of the heart as from a treasury. – Saint Basil

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr

God, who knows our most secret thoughts and who sees all, is witness to the purity of my principles. They are not founded on this barbarous ferocity that takes pleasure in shedding human blood. – Toussaint Louverture

Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage. – Doe Zantamata

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. – Theodore Roosevelt

Greatness is what happens when you relentlessly push yourself to continuously create a better you. – Edmond Mbiaka

Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. – Henry David Thoreau

Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. My own thoughts are that parenting is very personal. And we all feel enormous insecurity about parenting. What are they going to think of us 20 years down the line? – Amy Chua

Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. – Democritus

Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark. – Empedocles

Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend? – Abraham Lincoln

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs

Having quiet time mentally is key in harnessing our intuition, and being awake when others are asleep allows for us to be with our thoughts. – Tyler Henry

He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon. – John Milton

He was somebody who made me think, I suppose, about the contemplative life. I’ve always been a city fellow, but I’ve often had vague thoughts about ‘checking out’ and perhaps going into a monastery and just seeing what it was like. – Derek Jacobi

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. – Elbert Hubbard

He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears. – Michel De Montaigne

He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God. – Isaac Newton

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. – Buddha

Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away. – Jean Ingelow

Here even the various mind-pleasing blossoming flowers, and attractive shining supreme golden houses, have no inherently existent maker at all. They are set up through the power of thought. Through the power of conceptuality the world is established. – Gautama Buddha

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius … – Steve Jobs

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state? – Plato

How full of trifles everything is! It is only one’s thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture. – Wallace Stevens

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper. – Olive Schreiner

How or by what magic is it, that we convey our thoughts to one another with such case and accuracy? – Henry Martyn

How utterly are one’s best thoughts invaded by this going out in society. – Julia Ward Howe

How you start your day is how you live your day. How you live your day is how you live your life. – Louise Hay

However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts. – John Calvin

Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container. – Wallace Stevens

Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, ‘I am of no value’, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought — so what are you lacking? If you have will-power , then you can do anything. It is usually said that you are your own master. – Dalai Lama

Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’ – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. – C. S. Lewis

Humor and joy contribute to my total well-being. – Louise Hay

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect. – Alex Grey

I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward. – Joichi Ito

I always had cats and animals, so children were never really in my thoughts. – Jacqueline Bisset

I always have my journal with me. It was handmade by a guy at the San Telmo market in Buenos Aires. If you go there he can make you one. It’s leather and bronze and I’m able to replace the paper when it runs out. It has a lion on the cover that I say is there to protect my thoughts. – Blake Mycoskie

I always try to get people a different outlook. When you do that, people take ownership of the information. They don’t ever have to reference me because, I’d like to believe as an educator, I’m empowering them to have those thoughts themselves. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

I am a collection of thoughts and memories and likes and dislikes. I am the things that have happened to me and the sum of everything I’ve ever done. I am the clothes I wear on my back. I am every place and every person and every object I have ever come across. I am a bag of bones stuck to a very large rock spinning a thousand miles an hour. – Macaulay Culkin

I am a creative artist. I have the ability to radiate. Lifting my arms above me, I soar above the earth. Lowering my arms, I continue to soar. In the air moving around my head and shoulders, I experience the power of thoughts. In the air moving around my chest, I experience the power of feelings. In the air moving around my legs and feet, I experience the power of will. I am that. – Michael Chekhov

I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily. – Lil’ Kim

I am excited to show people how, when you get older, you get deeper, you get more raw, you get more honest, and you stop pretending to be the person you think people want you to be. I stopped worrying about what people wanted me to say and just sort of dug deep into my personal arsenal of my mistakes and shameful thoughts. – Whitney Cummings

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

I am not altogether confident of my ability to put my thoughts into words: My texts are usually better after an editor has hacked away at them, and I am used to both editing and being edited. Which is to say that I am not oversensitive in such matters. – Stieg Larsson

I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it. – Louise Hay

I approach writing female characters the same why I approach writing male characters. I never think I’m writing about women, I think I’m writing about one woman, one person. And I try to imagine what she is like, and endow her with a lot of my own thoughts and history. – Jeffrey Eugenides

I been living down in Atlanta, but everyone back home has been in my thoughts, especially those doing something for the community and all the neighborhood heroes. I thought about all the first responders putting their lives on the line to help out and it inspired me, so I took a jet back to Chicago to show my thanks. – Lil Durk

I began to realize that thinking itself is nothing but the process of asking and answering questions. – Tony Robbins

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. – Neil Armstrong

I believe in conscious creation, that my thoughts create my reality. But, at the same time, I don’t believe that ignoring something will make it disappear. – Miranda Rae Mayo

I believe that dance communicates man’s deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written. – Ted Shawn

I believe that when the going gets tough, you should just hit pause. Assimilate what is happening for 10 minutes. Your thoughts will be much clearer. – Shreya Ghoshal

I believe that your own thoughts can bring on positive or negative effects. So the people who feel sick all the time are the ones who are going to get sick, and the people who are constantly worried about what’s going on around them… those are the ones in trouble. – Maria Conchita Alonso

I believed in the goodness of the Australian people; I believed they did not want to be attacking each other, and from those thoughts, I got the idea of Reconciliation in the campaign slogan and of turning this into something practical by calling a summit to bring representatives of all sections of society together, from the wealthiest to the poor. – Bob Hawke

I bring spiritual books with me while travelling. I like books about thoughts and how you see the world. – Olga Kurylenko

I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning. – Haruki Murakami

I can make my football dreams come true with Tottenham, and that is why all my thoughts and also my future is with this club. – Luka Modric

I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams. – D. H. Lawrence

I can’t control what people think. I’m not trying to manipulate people’s thoughts or sentiments. I write all the time. You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions. It’s machine-like how things are run now in hip-hop, and my ambitions are different. – Mos Def

I can’t say that there are ‘things’ that make me come alive. There are thoughts that make me come alive. – Marianne Williamson

I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth’s follies – thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us. – David Herbert Lawrence

I cannot write poetically, for I am no poet. I cannot make fine artistic phrases that cast light and shadow, for I am no painter. I can neither by signs nor by pantomime express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer; but I can by tones, for I am a musician. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I carry a notebook and write down things to do, and I write out thoughts and stuff like that. – Joe Haldeman

I couldn’t sleep for nights on end, as my brain felt like there were thoughts colliding within it; I obsessed over small details, from saving pennies and polishing each one of them to washing my clothing over and over in the washing machine. – Andy Behrman

I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough. – Lucy Larcom

I did my utmost to ensure that everyone below me in the chain of command felt comfortable approaching me with concerns, ideas, thoughts, and even disagreements. – Jocko Willink

I do have some very strange thoughts… Still, all geniuses are mad aren’t they? – Terence Trent D’Arby

I do not fear the unknown, I fear that what I do know will never take me anywhere. – Najah Roberts

I do not find it easy to articulate thoughts about religion. I remain the sort of person who turns off ‘Thought for the Day’ when it comes on the radio. – A. N. Wilson

I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves. – Louise Hay

I do not have the answers and as a woman I do not intend to play my own thoughts over the truth. I can clearly state the problems and tell you that I suffer from them. – Lynette Fromme

I do not pay any heed to the negative thoughts, I just go with the plan my team gives me. – Babar Azam

I do practice active gratitude. In my thoughts, actions words I am deeply grateful for what life has given me. – Sharmila Tagore

I do think, however, that there’s a very diverse point of view in the African-American community. There’s a lot of different voices that need to be heard. I don’t claim and pretend to know the thoughts and opinions and ideas of all African-Americans. – J. C. Watts

I don’t believe in God, in prayer, in going to temples begging God to give me and my family happiness. I am not asking everyone to be an atheist, but good thoughts are not spent in a temple. – Suhasini Maniratnam

I don’t do much more than organise other people’s ideas and insights and thoughts, and sort of harvest them, and inventory them and present them. – Chuck Palahniuk

I don’t have any particular rituals, I sometimes like to write in longhand when I’m searching for ideas but I do the vast majority by typing, I can’t always keep up with my thoughts longhand. I’m not a coffee shop writer because I feel obliged to order more coffee and then I end up over-caffeinated. – Erin Morgenstern

I don’t know how many thoughts we have a second, but it’s quite an amazing number, and just to pin down the appropriate sequence of those, all you really need is a pencil and a piece of paper. – Robert Wyatt

I don’t know how to organise thoughts. I don’t know how to have thoughts. – Jasper Johns

I don’t know that we really think any thoughts; we think connections between thoughts. That’s where the mind moves, that’s what’s new, and the thoughts themselves have probably been there in my head or lots of other people’s heads for a long time. – Anne Carson

I don’t know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere. – Philip Guston

I don’t know what stops Indian athletes from expressing their thoughts freely, maybe it is the fear of repercussions. – Abhinav Bindra

I don’t rehearse on either of my shows, ‘Family Feud’ or my talk show. I never rehearse with the guests. I don’t want to have any preconceived thoughts, notions, because that kills my creativity as a host and as a stand up. – Steve Harvey

I don’t theorize too much. I sort of let the experience sink in, and I have to discover what the character is by doing it, and having those thoughts that she’s thinking. – Jill Clayburgh

I don’t think even when you find a person, you can be completely honest, ever. There’s still pieces of you that you don’t give away. I do believe you always need that place where it’s just you, your thoughts, no one else’s judgment or anything. – Alicia Keys

I don’t think I can get into my deep inner thoughts about hitting. It’s like talking about religion. – Mike Schmidt

I don’t tweet because I don’t need another creative venue. I don’t need another form for self-expression. I don’t need another way to get my thoughts out to people. I have one. I’m good. – Ira Glass

I don’t understand why women journalists always ask women about motherhood? It’s far more important and interesting for women to talk about their work, their thoughts, their creativity and their individual identity. – Laetitia Casta

I don’t believe in pain management anymore, I believe in trying to cure persistent pain. – Dr. Moskowitz

I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about. – Arthur C. Clarke

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. – Anne Frank

I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change. – Bob Dylan

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. – Diane Ackerman

I enjoy it too much – even if I knew I’d never get a book published, I would still write. I enjoy the experience of getting thoughts and ideas and plots and characters organised into this narrative framework. – Iain Banks

I enjoy meditation. I think the artist’s position is often to mend the things we feel are broken. Whether that’s between two cultures or two thoughts. We’re always trying to reach, trying to expand something. – K’naan

I enjoy reading blogs, but am not interested in having my spurious thoughts out there. – Brian Greene

I enjoy singing the songs a certain way, but I don’t even know how the writing even began. To me, it’s work that is kind of invisible; it’s a weird kind of work to have because you’re not working, but it’s not not work. Formulating your thoughts and making a melody that’s catchy enough for people to listen to what you’re saying is really hard! – Angel Olsen

I feel like I’ve grown up a bit. I’m a bit more confident, and I’ve been reading more, and I’ve had a little more time to myself. I went on this writing trip to gather my thoughts about where and who I am in this world, and why we’re all here. – Imogen Heap

I feel to invite women everywhere to rise to the great potential within you. I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity. I hope you will not nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. I hope you will not try to set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. – Gordon B. Hinckley

I felt like I was cheated out of my career in the UFC. In my mind and in my heart, I never lost to a foe. I never lost to an opponent. I lost to diverticulitis. That was my opponent that beat me. A lot of other people might have other thoughts about that. – Brock Lesnar

I find significance in all kinds of small details when I run; I’m hyper aware of my surroundings, the sensations in my body, and the thoughts running through my mind. Everything is clearer, heightened. – Kristin Armstrong

I find that a duck’s opinion of me is very much influenced over whether or not I have bread. – Mitch Hedberg

I find the ball, and I think, ‘Where’s the ball going, and where do I need to go?’ It just puts me back in the game, and it’s the simplest thing, but it’s become sort of like my soccer mantra. I simply use the ball as my focus point and move back into position, and the distracting thoughts disappear, and I’m right back in the game. – Christen Press

I found college useful for a lot of other reasons. It exposed me to a great many influences I wouldn’t otherwise have encountered, and gave me a lot of time with some very intelligent people whose thoughts are still with me. – Walter Jon Williams

I found that when you start thinking and saying what you really want then your mind automatically shifts and pulls you in that direction. And sometimes it can be that simple, just a little twist in vocabulary that illustrates your attitude and philosophy. – Jim Rohn

I get a blood test every six months to narrow down what could be causing fatigue, exhaustion, dark thoughts, and obviously, eventually, how to be in my top shape. Blood doesn’t lie. From vitamins that I’m lacking to natural foods, it’s an educated guide to connect my physical internal and external look. – Eiza Gonzalez

I get an incredible thrill and satisfaction from seeing somebody with Apple’s tell-tale white earbuds. But I’m constantly haunted by thoughts of, is it good enough? Is there any way we could have made it better? – Jonathan Ive

I grew up thinking that whatever I wanted to do, I could do. – Victoria Principal

I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying. – Shawshank Redemption

I had a confused early hippie phase, which was like a cafeteria tray of sloppy, semi-Marxist thoughts, absorbed second-hand. – P. J. O’Rourke

I had a lot of different thoughts and ideas and always to transform, but I’m trying certain things that I feel my heart is really going for and that was one of the things that I initiated a few months ago. – Steffi Graf

I had said to some pastor that I was having thoughts, and the church turned on me. They went to my mom and said, So sorry about your son. – Jai Rodriguez

I have a different way of thinking. I think synergistically. I’m not linear in thinking, I’m not very logical. – Imelda Marcos

I have a pathological fear of being on my own. When I’m with my own thoughts, I start to unravel myself, and I start to think really dark thoughts, self-destructive thoughts. – David Walliams

I have a tendency to sabotage relationships; I have a tendency to sabotage everything. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of being afraid. Useless, good-for-nothing thoughts. – Michael Buble

I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts. – Andrew Young

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. – John Locke

I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words. – Ann Hood

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. – John Stuart Mill

I have many deep thoughts in God, but I take my own measure, lest I perish by boasting… For I myself, though I am in chains and can comprehend heavenly things, the ranks of the angels and the hierarchy of principalities, things visible and invisible, for all this I am not yet a disciple. – Ignatius of Antioch

I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own. – Maria Mitchell

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. – Mark Twain

I have never made any secret of any of my thoughts or areas of interest. I’ve always been honest, open, and upfront. – Boyd Rice

I have never understood the importance of having children memorize battle dates. It seems like such a waste of mental energy. Instead, we could teach them important subjects such as How the Mind Works, How to Handle Finances, How to Invest Money for Financial Security, How to be a Parent, How to Create Good Relationships, and How to Create and Maintain Self-Esteem and Self-Worth. Can you imagine what a whole generation of adults would be like if they had been taught these subjects in school along with their regular curriculum? – Louise Hay

I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get. – Louise Hay

I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me – shapes and ideas so near to me – so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t occurred to me to put them down. – Georgia O’Keeffe

I have to admit that I am really partial to the look and feel of a book. I have been that way my entire life. I like the weight, look, and feel of a book. I enjoy turning the pages, and frequently scan the spines of my many books on the wall, each title a reminder of the stored information and creative thoughts contained therein. – Al Seckel

I have to follow my thoughts and mine for the gold. I have to dig it out. – Bill Cosby

I have to sit alone in a room and be alone with my own thoughts. It always starts with an idea, and once the idea grows, I have a concept of what I want to say, and once I go out there and start feeling the energy, that concept grows and becomes whatever it is. – Bray Wyatt

I have trouble voicing my thoughts… I can’t communicate very well that way. – Ayumi Hamasaki

I keep my thoughts to myself, and I think that’s one of the best ways to be. – Tito Jackson

I kept a notebook, a surreptitious journal in which I jotted down phrases, technical data, miscellaneous information, names, dates, places, telephone numbers, thoughts, and a collection of other data I thought was necessary or might prove helpful. – Frank Abagnale

I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way – I hope it never will. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

I know a lot of people that have had fake Twitters… actors and musicians that I know. It’s sort of a problem. There are all these people that sign up thinking that they’re getting somebody’s real thoughts when it’s just some guy. – Zooey Deschanel

I know all about how one moment could haunt you for the rest of your life. How it consumes you and every facet of your life. – Micalea Smeltzer

I like a little movie I did in the early nineties called ‘Mortal Thoughts.’ The part was hardly written, but I learned a lot making it. No one remembers it. – Bruce Willis

I like all kinds of comedy. I like comedy that doesn’t talk about real beliefs or serious thoughts, but then I also like the stuff that does. I think it just depends. It’s a completely personal choice. – Maria Bamford

I like the weight, look, and feel of a book. I enjoy turning the pages, and frequently scan the spines of my many books on the wall, each title a reminder of the stored information and creative thoughts contained therein. – Al Seckel

I like to connect to people in the virtual world, exchanging thoughts and ideas, when in the physical world we might never have the opportunity to cross paths. – Demi Moore

I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree. – James Douglas

I like what the future holds. I don’t like thinking about the past. – John Cale

I liked to write from the time I was about 12 or 13. I loved to read. And since I only spoke to my brother, I would write down my thoughts. And I think I wrote some of the worst poetry west of the Rockies. But by the time I was in my 20s, I found myself writing little essays and more poetry – writing at writing. – Maya Angelou

I love conversation and the sharing of different thoughts and philosophies. That kind of stuff always makes me happy. I don’t mind interviews, either – I like doing them. – John Lydon

I love fiction because in fiction you go into the thoughts of people, the little people, the people who were defeated, the poor, the women, the children that are never in history books. – Isabel Allende

I love it when people are able to interpret thoughts and feelings on fabric or some kind of material. – Anne Hathaway

I love music which helps me get focused and keeps my thoughts away from other things. The music gets heavier as the race gets closer, and my warm up routine starts to get a bit more intense with heart rates, etc. – Daniel Ricciardo

I love piecing together intricate thoughts that people find compulsively readable and they can’t put down. – John Grisham

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself. – Marlene Dietrich

I love to evoke the bones and meat and thoughts of characters. – William Shatner

I make mistakes daily, letting generalizations creep into my thoughts and negatively affect my behavior. These mistakes have taught me that the first step to successfully choosing kindness is being more mindful about it, letting go of impatience and intolerance along the way. – Daniel Lubetzky

I make sure I cut down the negative thoughts and accept the reality there is. If it is going good, it is good. – Shikhar Dhawan

I mean, I don’t like sitting at a table with seven or eight people asking me questions and kind of listening to what I’m doing – scrutinizing my thoughts and things like that. I just don’t like it. I can’t understand how anyone would. – Joaquin Phoenix

I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart. – Elizabeth Blackwell

I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams. – H. P. Lovecraft

I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study. – Xun Zi

I realised quite early that by the time I articulate my thoughts into words, I’m on to another thought. And what comes out wasn’t what I thought of exactly. So not talking was a better option. – Sushant Singh Rajput

I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive. – Yoko Ono

I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts; and often stood in great awe of them. They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment. – Maria Monk

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection. – Billy Joel

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. – Bertrand Russell

I remind myself of the power of thought and how it’s my obligation as a citizen (and student) of humanity to propel compassion. – Alyssa Milano

I say ‘Out’ to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it. – Louise Hay

I simply think things through, and I look at problems. One thing I pride myself on is the ability to connect unconnected thoughts and come up with new, unique thoughts. – Bode Miller

I sometimes ask people, ‘Can you be aware of your own presence? Not the thoughts that you’re having, not the emotions that you’re having, but the very presence of your very being?’ You become aware of your own presence by sensing the entire energy field in your body that is alive. And that is the totality of your presence. – Eckhart Tolle

I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don’t carry anything around with me – no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it’s too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective – your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else. – Sean Bean

I spend a lot of time talking to young and emerging producers on Twitter, feeding back thoughts and encouraging them. – Tiesto

I spent years studying the teachings of Patanjali, and he reminded us several thousand years ago that when we are steadfast – which means that we never slip in our abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward others – then all living creatures cease to feel enmity in our presence. – Wayne Dyer

I still believe I have a lot of liberal thoughts, but I also believe when you work hard, you shouldn’t be penalized and pay more because you work hard. – Kid Rock

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. – John Burroughs

I still have a lot of those depressive thoughts, but now I have the foresight to tell myself, ‘Don’t think like that,’ and things seem better. – Juliana Hatfield

I tend to scribble down notes, lyrics or just random thoughts on pieces of paper, backs of cigarette packs, sometimes on my shirt cuff. – John Waite

I think a fragrance is all about sensations and imagery, and can evoke visions, feelings and thoughts. – Shakira

I think about my mother every day. But usually the thoughts are fleeting – she crosses my mind like a spring cardinal that flies past the edge of your eye: startling, luminous, lovely… gone. – Meghan O’Rourke

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. – Albert Einstein

I think cinema should provoke thoughts, sure, but using it as I soapbox I think is the wrong place. I never want to be part of something like that, where there’s an agenda there that’s not about telling a story, where its someone getting on a soapbox and preaching their own beliefs onto somebody. – Jeremy Renner

I think I have some of my clearest thoughts when I’m out running. – Dean Karnazes

I think I really like psychology because my job is all about getting inside another person’s mind and thoughts. – Dakota Fanning

I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore. – Bradley Cooper

I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs – when I was 17 – that I realized I was talking through an empty skull… I wasn’t thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts. – Allen Ginsberg

I think it’s really the job of the composer, the artist, the painter, the writer to present people with options. I’m just really reflecting the thoughts and actions around me. – Ian Anderson

I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. [With analogy] we are doing this because it is like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths…and then reason up from there. – Elon Musk

I think most people don’t like others who, without a voice of their own, emulate the other. I certainly don’t want anybody just to pick up my thoughts and hand them back to me. – Marguerite Young

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. – Harold Kushner

I think of Twitter as the place where I go to have a great conversation when I can’t have one locally, which seems to be all the time, and the more time that I spend on Twitter, the more I sort of curate this incredible group of very intelligent people that I just get to know purely through the quality of their thoughts. – Naval Ravikant

I think that everybody has a right to their own thoughts, their own feelings and their own private moments, if they want them. – Katherine Heigl

I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, but the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. So I don’t think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin that we are doing today. – Billy Graham

I think that three-act fundamentalism in film culture is a problem sometimes, because it’s almost too obvious, or it’s too expected. And it’s not the only way to fill two hours, or to phrase things, or to order thoughts, or order ideas. – Jane Campion

I think that’s why I put my energy into making music. That’s how I get my thoughts out, instead of being crazy all the time. – Kendrick Lamar

I think the goal with any writing, but especially narrative nonfiction, is to put the blockade of putting your thoughts in this unnatural medium of print and then trying to reach through that and actually convey what’s going on, what you think, and make people laugh and recognize themselves while doing it. Definitely the laughing thing. – Sloane Crosley

I think the idea that death is not the end, that your dog’s just gone to live on the farm, is limiting. Thoughts like that prevent you from making the most of the time that you have. – Jimmy Carr

I think Twitter is great for showing your personality and just your random thoughts and dropping a jewel on your listeners, fans and followers. – Fabolous

I think your most intimate thoughts are only honest when they’re in your head. – Laura Marling

I thought a lot and I controlled my thoughts in my work – and I controlled my work through my thoughts. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

I took the vow of celibacy in 1906. I had not shared my thoughts with my wife until then, but only consulted her at the time of making the vow. She had no objection. – Mahatma Gandhi

I try not to think about negative thoughts and possibilities and disaster and things like that. – Rory Cochrane

I try to always go for something… very interior, following thoughts and memories, something that I think is difficult to do on the screen, which is essentially a third-person medium. – Kazuo Ishiguro

I try to encourage people to think for themselves, to question standard assumptions…Don’t take assumptions for granted. Begin by taking a skeptical attitude toward anything that is conventional wisdom. Make it justify itself. It usually can’t. Be willing to ask questions about what is taken for granted. Try to think things through for yourself. – Noam Chomsky

I try to stay real with my thoughts and the things that I go through in life. I like being free. – La India

I understand that I have a certain look that can be used to my advantage. I know the power of that when I walk into a room and talk to people, and I can use it as an advertising tool. Now I am actually selling me, my face, my thoughts. So I am my guy. – Tom Ford

I used to try to run five miles every other day, which I worked up to and I was doing it, but I was subjected to my own thoughts for forty minutes without any sensory input, and I couldn’t stand what I thought. – Peter Steele

I used to visualise the stadium erupting as the ball hit the back of the net. I erased all negative thoughts from my head. – Matt Le Tissier

I want my thoughts to be an incentive for the reader to give his or her own thoughts. After I wrote ‘Proust and the Squid,’ I received truly hundreds of letters – I’m still receiving them – and the letters that I wrote back helped me formulate my thinking around things I know are important to others. – Maryanne Wolf

I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship. – Michelle Williams

I want to provoke people with thoughts, not by taking my clothes off. It’s time to move on from Stripperville. – Marina and the Diamonds

I want to see children curled up with books, finding an awareness of themselves as they discover other people’s thoughts. I want them to make the connection that books are people’s stories, that writing is talking on paper, and I want them to write their own stories. I’d like my books to provide that connection for them. – Patricia Reilly Giff

I want to show the world that you can go beyond your thoughts, you can break more than you think you can break. – Eliud Kipchoge

I want to take my focus off myself and focus on God. It’s like setting your spiritual compass so no matter which way you turn during the day, whatever comes up, then my thoughts go back to Him and whatever He said that morning. – Anne Graham Lotz

I was a design ethicist at Google, where I studied how do you ethically steer people’s thoughts? Because what we don’t talk about is how the handful of people working at a handful of technology companies through their choices will steer what a billion people are thinking today. – Tristan Harris

I was a little nervous backstage. But I had this book, Gandhi. I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts. Presently, this book is my prized possession. – Nafisa Joseph

I was not supposed to talk in front of males and had to wear only full clothes, totally covered from head to toe. All these thoughts made me a rebel. I became a rebel because I was suppressed a lot and was not allowed anything except for education. – Urfi Javed

I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school. – Peter De Vries

I wasn’t thinking of competing with any artists as such, I was more thinking of being among them, and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views, ideas, etc. – Dennis Brown

I will commit myself to making this state an even greater place to live, work and raise a family. I intend to reach out from border to border to hear first-hand from our citizens about their thoughts, concerns and ideas for our state. – Dave Heineman

I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open? – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me. – Louise Hay

I will throw all my best efforts into it, my thoughts and political observations, but ultimately I want to create a narrative that keeps you turning the pages and leaves you with a sense that this thing has a reason for being there. – Frank Miller

I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them. – Frederic Chopin

I work because I have issues and questions and feelings and thoughts that I want to have a look at. I’m not in need of, or wanting, particularly, to know what other folk are up to. – Twyla Tharp

I worry about all who are impure in their thoughts, feelings, or actions or who demean their wives or children, thereby cutting off priesthood power. – Russell M. Nelson

I would like to express the thoughts of a man who, having finally penetrated the partitions and ceilings of little countries, little coteries, little sects, rises above all these categories and finds himself a child and citizen of the Earth. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. – Corazon Aquino

I would recommend it to everybody, every now and again you just put a dress on, see what it feels like, because it’s, its interesting. A whole complex series of thoughts and feelings assail you as you look at yourself. – Tom Wilkinson

I write because I know that one day I will die, and thus I should experience as many deliberate observations, careful thoughts, wild ideas, and deep emotions as I can before that day occurs. – Amy Tan

I write in a diary every night to collect my thoughts. It’s very therapeutic to songwrite, because it’s the same thing. – Ella Mai

I write in order to find out what I truly know and how I really feel about certain things. Writing requires me to go much deeper into my thoughts and memories than conversation does. Writing provides the solitude necessary to reflect on being in this world. – Leslie Marmon Silko

I write on a visual canvas, ‘seeing’ a scene in my thoughts before translating it into language, so I’m a visual junkie. – Marianne Wiggins

I’m a great admirer of secularism. At its best, I think it’s one of the best things that we have. I don’t believe in insinuating religion into conversation. I don’t believe in excluding it from conversation. I enjoy the fact that people’s innermost thoughts are their own. – Marilynne Robinson

I’m a massive daydreamer. I’m constantly lost within my own fantasies and my own thoughts personally, and I think maybe that is sort of represented in what we do for a living, the fact that we make believe everything and we escape into these other characters for a living. – Emily Browning

I’m a modern woman in the sense of I take care of myself, I’m fiercely independent, and I’m really ambitious. Yet I have these old-school thoughts in my mind. – Eva Mendes

I’m a real person. I have real feelings. I have real thoughts. It’s a quality people like about me. They can reach out and touch me. I wouldn’t give it up for anything. – Gerry Cooney

I’m an artist. Artists don’t need permission to work. Regardless of whether I’m acting or not, I write. I write when I’m tired in fact, because I believe your most pure thoughts surface. – Chadwick Boseman

I’m aware of people’s association with me and fashion and I certainly take that role on for some occasions, but it doesn’t dominate my thoughts all the time. – Sarah Jessica Parker

I’m confident in all my fights. You have to be. You have to put any negative thoughts aside. – Andy Ruiz Jr.

I’m feeling more and more thoughts that aren’t songs, just reflections. I’m always been very shy and in some ways a prisoner in one language and I feel that the liberation of creativity has to be in all senses. So I’ve been deciding to publishing something very simple but very small at the same time, nothing egocentric. – Ana Tijoux

I’m interested in getting deep into a person’s consciousness and doing so in ways in which the narrator is secondary to the character’s own thoughts. – Philipp Meyer

I’m just a bit of a dreamer, and I get really in my thoughts. I get so deep with myself at times it’s almost very scary. – Little Simz

I’m just a landscape painter. I look out the window and I see what’s going on, and I paint it. While I’m painting it, I also write thoughts about what I see going on out there. – William T. Wiley

I’m just a normal person. It’s not like I come home and think about opera. My thoughts are about completely other things. Shoes! Dresses! Expensive ones: with a pretty silhouette, beautiful fabrics. – Anna Netrebko

I’m not a writer, but I’m very good at editing. That’s my specialty. I can read something and tell you everything that’s wrong with it and what’s great about it and what needs to change, but it’s hard for me to organize my thoughts. – Tracy Pollan

I’m not glorifying it at all, I’m just basically telling you that sometimes I have suicidal thoughts. And maybe I should seek help, or maybe it’s not that deep. – ASAP Rocky

I’m not in the business of meddling with people’s destinies – and yes, my characters are real people to me. They have histories and thoughts and yearnings and hurts and misgivings and pleasures that don’t belong to me. – Jonathan Evison

I’m not the perfect person. I’m not the most happy person. I get angry, and I get mad sometimes, but I try my best to control my thoughts. Because that flows throughout your body. – Karrueche Tran

I’m really into quantum physics. Some of my friends are into it, some of them aren’t, so I’m trying to get them excited about discovering all these interesting things about thoughts and the power of thoughts. It gives me chills thinking about it. It’s fun. – Carmen Electra

I’m sure there’s a subconscious ‘go for it’ thing with turning 50. You want to do as much as possible and there are thoughts of how little time we have on the planet. For a lot of musicians in their 50s, the best days are behind them. I’d like to try and show that there is a future. – Paul Weller

I’m the guy that gets up at three in the morning to jot down an entire sheet of lyrics for something that won’t be recorded for six months. You have to get it down when you can, because thoughts are fluid. – Corey Taylor

I’m trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I’ll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon. – Corey Haim

I’m very proud to be the first winner of the Indian Grand Prix, but then on the other hand we recently lost two of our mates. I didn’t know Dan Wheldon, but he was big in motorsport, and then this year I got to know Marco Simoncelli, so our thoughts are with them at the moment. – Sebastian Vettel

I’ve always been a journal-keeper. I’ve always tried to write about how I’m experiencing life, and my feelings and thoughts. – Sue Monk Kidd

I’ve always believed that if you are precise in your thoughts, it’s not the lines you say that are important – it’s what exists between the lines. What I’m compelled by most is that transparency of thought, what is left unspoken. – Vera Farmiga

I’ve always found it easy and natural and, more importantly, necessary to articulate thoughts and feelings, and fierce emotions, through the written word. Fantasy and horror came to me when I was very young. – Kim Elizabeth

I’ve always had bad posture, and Pilates makes me feel taller and reminds me to keep my shoulders back. And hiking isn’t just about doing cardio, it’s also when I can get my ‘me time’ to be alone with my thoughts. After Pilates I should do some cardio, and after hiking, I need to do some resistance training. – Mandy Moore

I’ve always had the ability to manipulate words and communicate ideas and thoughts. – Nipsey Russell

I’ve always loved journaling as a way to clear my mind. Whether I’m traveling or at home, the first thing I do when I wake up is pull out my notebook and record positive things that have happened to me as well as uplifting thoughts. – Gloria Reuben

I’ve become increasingly confidant in following intuitions ahead of thoughts as I produce more records. – Jerry Harrison

I’ve been living. I’ve been doing the writing thing. I’ve been being the family man. I’ve been traveling the world. I been to, like, 18 cities last year. I’ve been getting my thoughts together, trying to figure out what’s going on with hip-hop itself. – Raekwon

I’ve been really upset sometimes when I’ve been misquoted. And it’s the one thing they use in big print. Or it’s taken out of context. Thoughts are fluid and words are sticky. That’s the thing. – Daphne Guinness

I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re all responsible for our own happiness and the happiness in your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. I’m a big believer in positive thinking. – Katie Piper

I’ve followed the lives of great musicians and have learned that you don’t have to always write in pain. You have all of your past experiences, feelings, and thoughts that you can turn on when you need them and turn off when you don’t. – Kaki King

I’ve found it easier to write, to coalesce my thoughts, since having children. It brings you back to what you experienced yourself as a child, and you empathize with what your parents went through. – Jill Hennessy

I’ve gotten this advice at different times, and it distills down to one word: purpose. Why are you here? When you start to get distracted by thoughts such as ‘Do I fit in? Does this person like me?’ – remember why you’re there and what you want to accomplish. – Mae Jemison

I’ve lost both parents in the last two years, so you pick up on that stuff. That’s the most terrible thing about being an author – standing there at your mother’s funeral, but you don’t switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill. – Terry Pratchett

I’ve realized why I don’t tell the truth in interviews. It’s because they’re printed months later, and you change so quickly – you have new thoughts, new everything – so people are reading an old version of you. – Nicholas Hoult

I’ve stopped taking myself seriously because now I understand how fickle my thoughts are. – Sushant Singh Rajput

I’ve wanted to be an actor for such a long time that I haven’t had anything else in my thoughts. I think my family would have quite liked me to be a lawyer. – Ed Speleers

Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself. – Franz Grillparzer

Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow. – Jay-Z

If a man does not control his temper, it is a sad admission that he is not in control of his thoughts. – Ezra Taft Benson

If a secret history of books could be written, and the author’s private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader! – William Makepeace Thackeray

If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside. – Jim Kwik

If chess has any relationship to film-making, it would be in the way it helps you develop patience and discipline in choosing between alternatives at a time when an impulsive decision seems very attractive. – Stanley Kubrick

If constructive thoughts are planted positive outcomes will be the result. Plant the seeds of failure and failure will follow. – Sidney Madwed

If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Find at least one enemy to keep you alert. – Paulo Coelho

If I was going to write something, I’d need to stop for three months and just see if I had any thoughts in there. – Mariella Frostrup

If it is indeed impossible – or at least very difficult – to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart. – J. M. Coetzee

If it’s a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny. – Steven Wright

If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor. – Eleanor Roosevelt

If the colleges were better, if they had the power of imparting valuable thought, creative principles, truths which become powers, thoughts which become talents, – if they could cause that a mind not profound should become profound, – we should all rush to their gates: instead of contriving inducements to draw students, you would need to set police at the gates to keep order in the in-rushing multitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the cosmos isn’t finite, then far, far away, floating duplicates of your brain – with all its experiences, thoughts, and emotions – are occasionally (and temporarily) thrown together by the random combining of atoms. Such ‘Boltzmann brains,’ as they’re called, are a disturbing consequence of an unlimited universe. – Seth Shostak

If the mind is calm, your spontaneity and honest thoughts appear. You become more spontaneous. – Chade-Meng Tan

If the track is tough and the hill is rough, thinking you can just ain’t enough! – Shel Silverstein

If there are similarities, it’s simply because the same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me. I’d be astonished if anyone could come up with any truly original powers that were at all interesting any more. – Brad Bird

If things aren’t going so well, I try to stay positive and not give in to negative thoughts. – Rosanna Arquette

If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed. – Louise Hay

If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it? – Lee Strasberg

If we could get your subconscious mind to agree with your conscious mind about being happy, that’s when your positive thoughts work. – Bruce Lipton

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Gail Sheehy

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future. – Blaise Pascal

If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition. – Charles Caleb Colton

If you actually do cold readings, it’s very close to how people actually talk, because you’re experiencing these thoughts anew every moment, and trying to make them come out coherently. – Patton Oswalt

If you are vigilant and make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises, you will soon find that you are going deeper and deeper into your own inner self, where there is no need for your effort to reject the thoughts. – Ramana Maharshi

If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set? – Warren Ellis

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. – Denis Waitley

If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs. – Tony Gaskins

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit

If you feel bored or uncomfortable as you’re writing, ask yourself what’s bothering you and write about that. Sometimes your creative energy is like water in a kinked hose, and before thoughts can flow on the topic at hand, you have to straighten the hose by attending to whatever is preoccupying you. – Natalie Goldberg

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. – Roald Dahl

If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen. – Desiderius Erasmus

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. – Bill Clinton

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. – Oprah Winfrey

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. – C.S. Lewis

If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake. – Confucius

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. – Peace Pilgrim

If you want to understand your parents more, get them to talk about their own childhood; and if you listen with compassion, you will learn where their fears and rigid patterns come from. Those people who “did all that stuff to you” were just as frightened and scared as you are. – Louise Hay

If you’re making too many excuses for someone, agonising over them in a way which takes up all your waking thoughts and feel so nervous around them you could be sick, then they are probably the wrong person. – Marina and the Diamonds

If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve. – Jeff Bezos

If you’re too scared to put your dreams, thoughts, desires, fantasies on paper and share them with the world, then being an author isn’t the right career for you. – P. C. Cast

If you’re willing to put two thoughts into a picture then you’re already ahead of the game. – Sean Penn

If your mind is at work, we’re in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we’ll come up with something original. – Peter Falk

If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. – Satchel Paige

In 1966, thoughts about playing games using an ordinary TV set began to percolate in my mind. – Ralph H. Baer

In an emergency, you rarely get one consistent piece of advice. You usually have two or three people with two or three different ideas. So you want to have your own set of thoughts. – Rudy Giuliani

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. – Lao Tzu

In film you can use images exclusively and narrate a whole story very quickly, but you don’t always so easily find the form in cinema to dig deeper into human thoughts and emotions. And in a novel you can much more easily express a character’s inner thoughts and feelings. – Laura Esquivel

In ideal form of social control is an atomised collection of individuals focused on their own narrow concern, lacking the kinds of organisations in which they can gain information, develop and articulate their thoughts, and act constructively to achieve common ends. – Noam Chomsky

In many a piece of music, it’s the pause or the rest that gives the piece its beauty and its shape. And I know I, as a writer, will often try to include a lot of empty space on the page so that the reader can complete my thoughts and sentences and so that her imagination has room to breathe. – Pico Iyer

In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best. – Robert Hall

In most of our situations in life, if we take a good honest look at our lives, we are holding to small, limiting thoughts, cynical thoughts. – Marianne Williamson

In my opinion happiness is nothing but satisfaction – satisfaction through work, thoughts and accomplishing our mission and vision. – P. T. Usha

In my teaching, I enjoyed creating models to clearly communicate my thoughts. – Erno Rubik

In swimming, especially training out in the ocean and open water, you got fogged-over goggles, you’re stuck with your own thoughts – there’s great benefits to that, deep thinking like that after many hours, but there’s also tremendous loneliness. You burn out. You want to run, jump, ski, do anything. So at age 30, I was finished. – Diana Nyad

In the circle of life there is no top, no corner, and no straight lines. – Mike Dolan

In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind – in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self. – Eckhart Tolle

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit. – Anne Frank

In the past some of the most influential Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologians, such as Maimonides, Aquinas and Ibn Sina, made it clear that it was very difficult to speak about God, because when we confront the ultimate, we are at the end of what words or thoughts can do. – Karen Armstrong

In the past, my brain would never stop. Now I’m a father; the world no longer revolves around me. When I’m with Bronx, he’s got my complete attention. He’s the only thing that occupies my thoughts. – Pete Wentz

In the present time you don’t really establish what you’re going through, but after time it’s declared something. Right now there could be some writers doing something expressing their thoughts in a whole different style that we’re not aware of. This could be the ‘in-between the notes generation.’ – Garrett Hedlund

In your hands will be placed the exact results of your thoughts; you will receive that which you earn, no more, no less. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fail, remain, or rise with your thoughts, your wisdom, desire, as great as your dominant aspiration. – James Allen

Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government. – Sidney Altman

Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires. – Bertrand Russell

Infinity is almost impossible for an eight-year-old to grasp. It’s an inquiring age, and you’re beginning to shape your thoughts and questions about life in general at that stage. – Ian Gillan

Inspiring music may fill the soul with heavenly thoughts, move one to righteous action, or speak peace to the soul. – Ezra Taft Benson

Instagram. Pictures. Lots of pictures! I don’t really care to read everyone’s thoughts. – Christina Milian

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. – Roy T. Bennett

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. – C.S. Lewis

Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple, the obscure quite clear. – David Seabury

Introverts probably have a higher degree of sensitivity to outside stimulus and tend to back off. In your quiet shyness as a child, you end up with an accumulation of thoughts and ideas, building up big, imaginative worlds. You have to get it all out somehow, so it goes into your work. – Matt Bellamy

It blows my mind when I actually consider that men are as human as I am. How can you possibly be as human and have all of the thoughts and feelings that I have and never be able to talk about it, ever? Guys are in desperate need of truth telling. They are in desperate need of a revolution. – Glennon Doyle Melton

It can be easy to get swept up into catastrophizing the situation once your thoughts become negative. When you begin predicting doom and gloom, remind yourself that there are many other potential outcomes. – Amy Morin

It gets crazy in my mind sometimes but the reason why I like to express so much positivity on my Twitter is because I think we all are battling evil thoughts. I think it’s important to not ignore them but to try to understand where they are coming from and get through them instead of suppressing them. – Jhene Aiko

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical. – Alan Perlis

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. – Leonardo Da Vinci

It has been said that a person may have ten years of experience, or one year of experience repeated ten times. – Yukiso Yamamoto

It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. – James Cash Penney

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. – Herman Melville

It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life. – Bryant H. McGill

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. – James Thurber

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. – George Washington

It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost. – Richard Bach

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. – William Ellery Channing

It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts. – Swami Sivananda

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass

It is eerie being all but alone in Westminster Abbey. Without the tourists, there are only the dead, many of them kings and queens. They speak powerfully and put my thoughts into vivid perspective. – A. N. Wilson

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. – Boris Yeltsin

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. – J.K. Rowling

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought. – Aristotle

It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years. – Stephen Hawking

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us. – Epicurus

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

It is not what you want that you attract, you attract what you believe to be true. – Neville Goddard

It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience. – John Henry Newman

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is only a man’s own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else’s meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger. – Arthur Schopenhauer

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J. K. Rowling

It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us. – Samuel Butler

It is safe to make a choice of your thoughts, scarcely ever safe to express them all. – Isaac Barrow

It is the easiest thing in the world to become a Christian – ten thousand times easier than it is to hold out unrepenting against the motives which God presents to the mind, to induce it to forsake its evil thoughts and turn unto Him. – Elijah Parish Lovejoy

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature. – Hans Christian Andersen

It is well for people who think, to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. – Luther Burbank

It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass. – Robert Collier

It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls. – Jean Rostand

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffett

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. – Robert H. Schuller

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change. – Colley Cibber

It would be awesome to be so impressive that we could sway people to our way of thinking just by declaiming our thoughts, but probably most of us lack such gravitas. Luckily, there’s something even better: evidence, logic, and argument. – Barry Eisler

It’s a horrible name, Coldplay. It doesn’t conjure up any positive thoughts. – Ian Brown

It’s a very big mental game, all day leading up to warm-ups. You’re not sure if your curveball will break, or will you be able to throw it over the plate? It’s all negative thoughts going into the game. – Al Leiter

It’s definitely a good way to stay in touch with your fans. The main reason I really use Instagram is because I want to hear their thoughts and what would they like to happen and see if I can make that happen. Which is a really nice way of being in touch with them all around the world. – Tom Holland

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. – Lewis Grizzard

It’s easier to shut yourself off outside than reveal your inner thoughts. – Erica Durance

It’s hard to know where your thoughts come from, especially when you have a thirst for material because you need it professionally. – Louis C. K.

It’s no fun feeling your thoughts are being controlled by an electrode, and someone else is holding the clicker. – Alice Weaver Flaherty

It’s not the situation that’s causing your stress, it’s your thoughts, and you can change that right here and now. You can choose to be peaceful right here and now. Peace is a choice, and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think. – Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD

It’s really cool now that we have Twitter and Facebook, and it’s cool that people can post their thoughts and stories and just constantly on their timelines. – Dustin Lynch

It’s time we learned the truth about stress. It’s time we identified the thoughts that actually create our stress and learned to dismantle them one by one. – Andrew J. Bernstein

It’s unhealthy for people to never express any kind of negativity or doubt. To have balance, you need to address that side of your thoughts as well as the positive. Otherwise, you tend toward crazy. – Shirley Manson

It’s what Shakespeare’s mission was – to illuminate our thoughts and struggles and bring about the possibility of getting the most we can out of a day as opposed to least in this brief moment we’re here. – Mandy Patinkin

It’s what we all wanted when we were children- to be loved and accepted exactly as we were then, not when we got taller or thinner or prettier…and we still want it… but we aren’t going to get it from other people until we can get it from ourselves. – Louise Hay

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. – L.M. Montgomery

It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. – Jane Fonda

It’s not the events that shape my life that determine how I feel and act, but, rather, it’s the way I interpret and evaluate my life experiences. – Tony Robbins

I’ve hidden memories in boxes inside my head before. Sometimes it’s the only way to deal with things. – Alice Feeney

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

I’ve never responded well to entrenched negative thinking. – David Bowie

Just as a physicist has to examine the telescope and galvanometer with which he is working; has to get a clear conception of what he can attain with them, and how they may deceive him; so, too, it seemed to me necessary to investigate likewise the capabilities of our power of thought. – Hermann von Helmholtz

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. – Brian Tracy

Just because I don’t do bad things doesn’t mean I don’t have bad thoughts. – Kristin Kreuk

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Just like it’s not healthy to think overly negative thoughts, exaggeratedly positive thoughts can be equally detrimental. If you overestimate how much of a positive impact a particular change will have on your life, you may end up feeling disappointed when reality doesn’t live up to your fantasy. – Amy Morin

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. – Dalai Lama

Just remember your thoughts control your whole reality. Everything you think of you can accomplish. Your thoughts are your reality. People realize that and everybody would be up. – NLE Choppa

Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future. – Mattie Stepanek

Keep calm when things don’t go according to your expectations! Beautiful things always meet friction! – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman

Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights. – Peace Pilgrim

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. – Mahatma Gandhi

Kill them with success and bury them with a smile. – Leonardo Di Caprio

Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still. – Frederick William Faber

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about. – Benjamin Lee Whorf

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. – Albert Einstein

Learning without thought is labor lost: thought without learning is perilous. – Confucius

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him. – Philip James Bailey

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. – Winston Churchill

Let us take refuge from this world. You can do this in spirit, even if you are kept here in the body. You can at the same time be here and present to the Lord. Your soul must hold fast to him, you must follow after him in your thoughts, you must tread his ways by faith, not in outward show. – Saint Ambrose

Let your action manifest your thought, your belief and your passion. – Mohammed Ali Bapir

Let your minds be filled with the goal of being like the Lord, and you will crowd out depressing thoughts as you anxiously seek to know Him and do His will. – Ezra Taft Benson

Like a historian, I interpret, select, discard, shape, simplify. Unlike a historian, I make up people’s thoughts. – Hilary Mantel

Like many Americans my thoughts and prayers are with the people of London. My deepest sympathies are extended to those who lost a loved one in the recent terror attacks. – Doc Hastings

Like many people in Britain, I have an affectionate respect for the Queen, and am surprised that I should be having such republican thoughts. – A. N. Wilson

Like many physical diseases, anti-Semitism is highly infectious, and can become endemic in certain localities and societies. Though a disease of the mind, it is by no means confined to weak, feeble, or commonplace intellects; as history sadly records, its carriers have included men and women of otherwise powerful and subtle thoughts. – Paul Johnson

Like most manic depressives, some of my symptoms included racing thoughts that I simply had to act upon – flying from New York to Paris and taking the train to Berlin; flying to Argentina in the middle of the night; spending tens of thousands of dollars on unnecessary garments, dinners and gifts. – Andy Behrman

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. – W. Clement Stone

Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest. – Charles Churchill

Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once. – Audrey Hepburn

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. – Ambrose Bierce

Look for the thing you notice but no one else notices. – Rick Rubin

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind. – Mick Jagger

Love is a verb. Love — the feeling — is a fruit of love, the verb. – Stephen Covey

Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. – Erich Fromm

Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise! – Alexander Pope

Magic Johnson was in the seventh year of his Hall of Fame career when thoughts of his basketball afterlife led him to the office of uber-executive Michael Ovitz, co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood’s most powerful agency. – Don Yaeger

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment. – Mohandas Gandhi

Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. – Blaise Pascal

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation. – James Allen

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. – Napoleon Hill

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it’s own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one’s thoughts. – Mary Ellen Chase

Many a sin has sullied me in body and in soul because I did not restrain my thoughts nor guard my lips: nevertheless it is to Thee, O God of majesty and love, that I turn in my extremity, for Thou art the fount of mercy; to Thee, as quickly as I may, I speed: for Thou alone canst heal me; I take refuge under Thy protection. – Saint Ambrose

Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Many can argue that it is our power of intelligence that is the key to the human domination of our planet. I suggest that it is the ability to put our thoughts into words that can be communicated to others. – Yehuda Berg

Many guys seem to think that his thoughts and feelings are always right and always the best option. I think I am the same kind of guy. – Lee Seung-gi

Man’s power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest. – Frederick Bailes

Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other’s point of view? – William Shatner

Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice. – Virginia Woolf

Mathematics is one of the surest ways for a man to feel the power of thought and the magic of the spirit. Mathematics is one of the eternal truths and, as such, raises the spirit to the same level on which we feel the presence of God. – Julio Cesar de Mello e Souza

May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc and perpetrating all forms of carnage. – Yahya Jammeh

May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds. – Marianne Williamson

May your day be filled with good thoughts, kind people, and happy moments. – Anonymous

Maybe it’s like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it; everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace. – Raul Julia

Maybe the Jefferson case will give members of Congress second thoughts the next time they get ready to legislate away the rights of ordinary Americans. – Helen Thomas

Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots. – Rumi

Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better. – Gordon B. Hinckley

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. – Voltaire

Memories are thoughts that arise. They’re not realities. Only when you believe that they are real, then they have the power over you. But when you realize it’s just another thought arising about the past, then you can have a spacious relationship with that thought. The thought no longer has you in its grip. – Eckhart Tolle

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing. – Thomas Fuller

Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them. – David Herbert Lawrence

Men are a hundred times worse than you can imagine. We are thinking the worst, shallowest thoughts, all the time. – Neil Strauss

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men can live without air a few minutes, without water for about two weeks, without food for about two months – and without a new thought for years on end. – Kent Ruth

Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. When I believe I can, I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning. – Mahatma Gandhi

Men take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with whom they associate in a spirit of sympathy and harmony. – Napoleon Hill

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. – Voltaire

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth. – Virginia Woolf

Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny. – Paramahansa Yogananda

Miss Universe is someone who communicates her thoughts effectively and is able to connect to people. – Catriona Gray

Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life. – Sophia Loren

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. – Will Smith

More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth. – Napoleon Hill

Most of one’s life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking. – Aldous Huxley

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic. – Edward de Bono

Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human. – Bo Bennett

Most of us have unhealthy thoughts and emotions that have either developed as a result of trauma or hardships in their childhood, or the way they were raised. – Steven Seagal

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. – Oscar Wilde

Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins. – Carlos Santana

Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon. – Henry Louis Mencken

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. – Stephen Covey

Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. – Bill Gates

Most people think that a widow is inhabiting some elegiac world of – it’s like Mozart’s ‘Requiem Mass.’ You know, it’s very beautiful and elevated thoughts and some measure of dignity. I didn’t have that experience at all. I had one pratfall after another. – Joyce Carol Oates

Most students have thoughts about emigrating to Israel. A significant number go on aliyah. We are proud of our Israel programs, which come at a considerable cost to the university. – Norman Lamm

Mostly I make lists for projects. This can be daunting. Breaking something big into its constituent parts will help you organize your thoughts, but it can also force you to confront the depth of your ignorance and the hugeness of the task. That’s OK. The project may be the lion, but the list is your whip. – Adam Savage

Mostly, drawings are things I make for myself – I do them in sketchbooks. They are mental experiments – private inner thoughts when I’m not sure what will come out. – Sigmar Polke

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryun

Music is gathering. Taking our scattered thoughts and senses and coalescing us back into our core. Music is powerful. The first few chords can change us where no self-help books can. – Jane Siberry

Music moves me – duh – and that is like having a window opening on a heightened reality, but the effect is fleeting: When the music ends, the magic, the uplifting, vanishes and the window slams shut. Words, on the other hand, by the nature of how they work, emotions evoked by dint of carefully laid out thoughts, have a more lingering effect. – Yann Martel

Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever. – Peabo Bryson

My body is weird. I wake up when the sun comes up, and it’s hard for me to go to sleep. My thoughts just take over. – Rihanna

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger. – Billy Connolly

My father used to say, ‘Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument’. – Desmond Tutu

My father’s body lies in a stone tomb high on a hill. People walk by, pause, think their own thoughts about him and move on, back to their own lives. I can never move on. He is everywhere. – Patti Davis

My favorite book in life is ‘A Wrinkle In Time,’ which I read before high school. It was my first introduction into the meeting of science and spirit and the universe and big thoughts and all of those interesting New Age-y concepts. It made everything make sense to me and opened up my mind. – Mae Whitman

My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film’s story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. – Saul Bass

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed… And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is. – Saint Augustine

My music comes from many, many, many places. My emotions, my feelings, my thoughts, and conversations I have with people I know who influence me. – Alicia Keys

My next book is Scene by Scene: as Seen by Fay Wray. It’ll be about different incidents. Just my feelings about quite a few people. Attitudes. My thoughts about the universe and simple things like that. – Fay Wray

My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking. – Jean-Paul Sartre

My thought process is in Malayalam. So, every time I have to work outside Malayalam, the process is a little stressful. I have to translate my Malayalam thoughts into English and back to Tamil. – Fahadh Faasil

My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them. – Walter Savage Landor

My thoughts can sometimes be spurred by what I read, but my reading is extremely eclectic. – Robyn Davidson

My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take. – Nick Jonas

My thoughts will be taken up with the future or the past, with what is to come or what has been. Of the present there is necessarily no image. – William Godwin

My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain. My brain is going to rot. – Richard Dawkins

My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice. – Oksana Baiul

Names are what people sometimes use to excuse their thoughts and actions towards you. – Simon Travaglia

Negative thoughts stick around because we believe them, not because we want them or choose them. – Andrew J. Bernstein

Neuroscience is exciting. Understanding how thoughts work, how connections are made, how the memory works, how we process information, how information is stored – it’s all fascinating. – Lisa Randall

Never believe that true prayer consists in mere babbling, reciting so many psalms and vigils, saying your beads while you allow your thoughts to roam. – Johannes Tauler

Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth. – Scott Dixon

Never far from my thoughts are memories of being a little girl in Queens, N.Y., our family of five crowded in a small one-bedroom apartment, struggling to learn English and survive a new life in a new country, America. We humbly and gratefully still recall the kindnesses shown by strangers and neighbors who became new friends. – Elaine Chao

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – Babe Ruth

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. – Edgar Allan Poe

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. – Wilma Rudolph

New York was breaking my concentration and disintegrating my thoughts. – George Murray

No amount of energy will take the place of thought. A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity. – Henry Van Dyke

No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history. – William Hazlitt

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. – Tony Robbins

No matter where we live on the planet or how difficult our situation seems to be, we have the ability to overcome and transcend our circumstances. – Louise Hay

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. – Terry Josephson

No one can occupy your generosity except you. Who can occupy your patience when impatience roars through you? Who except you can choose not to act with judgment when all of your thoughts are judgmental? Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you. – Gary Zukav

No one has ever found themselves without being a little lost. – Sai Pradeep

No one knows when a robot will approach human intelligence, but I suspect it will be late in the 21st century. Will they be dangerous? Possibly. So I suggest we put a chip in their brain to shut them off if they have murderous thoughts. – Michio Kaku

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking. – J. P. Morgan

No sin is committed merely because a thought enters the mind, provided it is not made welcome. Perhaps we may use the figure that the thought first passes into an anteroom, where it stands before the mind acting as a judge. No matter how sordid or evil, it has not touched the personality with its infamy nor in any way laid guilt upon the soul unless and until the mind acting as judge admits it with a welcome. If the mind decides against it and dismisses it, the personality is not only unsullied but is, on the contrary, by this act of rejection stimulated and strengthened in moral power. – Norman Vincent Peale

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. – Carl Jung

Nobody really wants to bowl a bad over, but if it happens, the individual is more disappointed than anyone else in the stadium or the team. Ideally, it is best to leave him to this thoughts and then have a chat with him after the team is back at the hotel when he will be less frustrated and more accepting. – MS Dhoni

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. – George Halas

‘Normal’ is not clinical, it’s not autobiographical, and I don’t claim to be objective. It’s strictly my perceptions and thoughts about the people that I met and the stories that I heard. It was never meant to be an academic work. – Amy Bloom

Normal people can become very annoying if put in annoying situations. – Jessica Park

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. – Seneca

Not until we are lost, do we begin to find ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. – Oscar Wilde

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded. – Buddha

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. – Marie Curie

Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. – Paulo Coelho

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. – John Heywood

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all. – G.C. Lichtenberg

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. – Seneca

Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy. – Virginia Woolf

Now, for pure bloggers, for individual people who are just posting their own thoughts, they would still run the same risk of saying something wrong or embarrassing, but they wouldn’t harm their institutions by doing so. – Gregg Easterbrook

Now, I – for several years while I was researching this book, I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing, punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions. – Helen Garner

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. – J.K. Rowling

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. – Benjamin Disraeli

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. – Benjamin Disraeli

Nurture your soul with positive thoughts and internal happiness will blossom before your eyes. – Melanie Koulouris

Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience, and resourcefulness. – Naomi Wolf

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. – Carl G. Jung

Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are. – Dinah Maria Mulock

On ‘Phoenix,’ I talk about thoughts of suicide and my whole life. It’s called ‘Phoenix’ because it’s talking about dying – but when a phoenix dies, it’s reborn from its own ashes. I related to that. – ASAP Rocky

On a Terrence Malick set, your thoughts are his voice. You think you’re thinking, but actually he’s thinking for you. He speaks to you, and he’s the voice in your mind. – Olga Kurylenko

On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected with their National Independence, we may not forget that Americans have yet other grounds for gratitude to the people of the Netherlands. – Seth Low

Once I found this possibility to use Twitter and Facebook and my blog to connect to my readers, I’m going to use it, to connect to them and to share thoughts that I cannot use in the book. – Paulo Coelho

Once I realized that right thinking is vital to victorious living, I got more serious about thinking about what I was thinking about, and choosing my thoughts carefully. – Joyce Meyer

Once in a while you start having second thoughts, then you read a letter from someone that lifts your spirits so much – it really makes a huge difference. I love reading them. – Corbin Bleu

Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place. – Jennifer Aniston

Once you give an NFL player permission to have thoughts, you invite all kinds of mischief. – Matt Taibbi

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. – Willie Nelson

Once you start understanding that your mind can be scheduled into having little thoughts or little blocks of time that you didn’t choose, wouldn’t we want to use that understanding and protect against the way that that happens? – Tristan Harris

One can only learn his powers of action by action, and his powers of thought by thinking. – John Burroughs

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. – Gerard Way

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. – Sigmund Freud

One morning, in February 1986, out of nowhere, I experienced a realization. In an instant, I discovered that when I believed my stressful thoughts, I suffered, but when I questioned them, I didn’t suffer. – Byron Katie

One of my favorite tools is ‘flip it.’ ‘Flip it’ can become your new favorite mantra when you are having one of those mean thoughts. You can choose to flip it and change how you are feeling about yourself in that moment. This is helpful at any age. – Elizabeth Berkley

One of my thoughts on the back nine was ‘I don’t know how Tiger has won 14 of these things,’ I couldn’t feel my legs on the back nine. – Webb Simpson

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts. – Samuel Johnson

One thing above all gives charm to men’s thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me. – Anatole France

One thing is certain: That is that the power of belief, the power of thought, will move reality in the direction of what we believe and conceive of it. If you really believe you can do something, you can. That is a fact. – Daisaku Ikeda

One thing is certain: The power of belief, the power of thought, will move reality in the direction of what we believe and conceive of it. If you really believe you can do something, you can. This is a fact. When you clearly envision a victorious outcome, engrave it in your heart and are firmly convinced that you will attain it, your brain makes every effort to realize the mental image you have created. And then, through your unceasing efforts, that victory is finally made a reality. – Daisaku Ikeda

One wants to think that – and this is really a stupid thought – that through your art or whatever you do as an actor you can actually affect someone else’s lives and thoughts or whatever. – Demian Bichir

One way to organize your thoughts is to tidy up, even if it’s in places where it makes no sense at all. – Ursus Wehrli

Only allow the finest thoughts to run within your mind on this journey of greatness. – ATGW

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be. – John Dryden

Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information. – John Erskine

Other clubs never came into my thoughts once I knew Arsenal wanted to sign me. – Dennis Bergkamp

Our beliefs create the kind of world we believe in. We project our feelings, thoughts and attitudes onto the world. I can create a different world by changing my belief about the world. Our inner state creates the outer and not vice versa. – John Bradshaw

Our biggest learnings come only from the biggest blows, hence, I’d request one and all to look out for the silver linings and focus on positive thoughts and ideas, because as I always say, every cloud has a silver lining, and every sunset ends with a beautiful sunrise. – Rituparna Sengupta

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius

Our job is not to make up anybody’s mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision-making so intense you can escape only by thinking. – Anonymous

Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him. – James Allen

Our lives improve only when we take chances…and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. – Walter Anderson

Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they’re all a projection of you. – Deepak Chopra

Our pain hides beneath these fluttering, random thoughts that run through our heads in an endless loop. But there’s so much freedom in getting to know what’s under there, the bedrock. – Dani Shapiro

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. – Sidney Madwed

Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based. – Deepak Chopra

Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities. – Orison Swett Marden

Our thoughts and our feelings, of course, are not wholly objective, they’re inherently subjective. And that’s the danger, and I think as long as we’re aware of it and can push back against it, I don’t think that these two views are necessarily incompatible. – Daniel Tammet

Our thoughts are mainly controlled by our subconscious, which is largely formed before the age of 6, and you cannot change the subconscious mind by just thinking about it. That’s why the power of positive thinking will not work for most people. The subconscious mind is like a tape player. Until you change the tape, it will not change. – Bruce Lipton

Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go. – Peter McWilliams

Our thoughts do not actually exist; they are only pictures. A great error was made at the end of the last human developmental period when existence was equated with thinking. ‘Cogito ergo sum’ is the greatest error ever placed at the head of the modern world view. – Rudolf Steiner

Our thoughts fly therefore by themselves in this festive hour of our plant community, to the man whom we thank for the resurrection of our Nation: Adolf Hitler, the patron of German labour and German art. – Gustav Krupp

Our thoughts have an order, not of themselves, but because the mind generates the spatio-temporal relationships involved in every experience. – Robert Lanza

Our thoughts really do create our lives. They’ve done a lot of research showing if you’re an optimistic, positive person you will be a healthier person than if you’re a sad, depressed, negative person. – Alana Stewart

Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes. – Stephen Richards

Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to. – Howard Mumford Jones

Out of all of the things I’ve written, ‘Dot’ was the quickest from first thoughts to full production. – Colman Domingo

Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness. – Anonymous

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. – Buddhist Proverb

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong

Pain is the mind. It’s the thoughts of the mind. Then I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart. The witness that witnesses being. Then those particular thoughts that are painful – love them. I love them to death! – Ram Dass

Part of the reason that I wanted to become a footballer was to help my family and friends financially so that was one of the thoughts that kept me going. – Abdoulaye Doucoure

Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe. – Rumi

Pay attention to how your thoughts change when you’re faced with negative people. The more time you spend dreading, fretting, worrying, and rehashing, the less time you’ll have to devote to more productive things. Make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of mental energy you expend on negative people. – Amy Morin

People can be extremely intelligent, have taken a critical thinking course, and know logic inside and out. Yet they may just become clever debaters, not critical thinkers, because they are unwilling to look at their own biases. – Carol Wade

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. – Soren Kierkegaard

People do lie to themselves, and they get away with it because every action affirms and reaffirms their perception. That’s the power of the human mind. that’s the power of thought, which is nothing more- and nothing less- than energy. And when you have a particularly powerful mind, extraordinary things can happen. – Vicki Pettersson

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. – Edmund Hillary

People do not lack strength; they lack will. – Victor Hugo

People don’t know about the human part of me that really cares about the world. For instance, I don’t know what I feel about wearing my furs anymore. I worked so hard to have a fur coat, and I don’t want to wear it anymore because I’m so wrapped up in the animals. I have real deep thoughts about it because I care about the world and nature. – Diana Ross

People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it. – Anthony de Mello

People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on. – Eckhart Tolle

People that want to talk can talk. Even a parrot talks. People are always going to have their thoughts on what they’re going to say. – Anderson Silva

People want to see something authentic. If it’s too polished and highly produced, people might not trust it as much. If it’s grainy, if it’s coming from a webcam, if it’s someone standing there and talking their mind or sharing their thoughts, people trust it much more. – Chad Hurley

People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. – Travis Bradberry

People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think. – George Carlin

Personality is reduced and deformed with depleted thoughts and stagnant mind. – Hussein of Jordan

Philosophers have often held dispute As to the seat of thought in man and brute For that the power of thought attends the latter My friend, thy beau, hath made a settled matter, And spite of dogmas current in all ages, One settled fact is better than ten sages. – Edgar Allan Poe

Physiological response to thinking and to pain is the same; and man is not given to hurting himself. – Martin H. Fischer

Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Please bear in mind that my observations and thoughts are the outcome of my own unaided impulse and curiosity alone; for, besides myself, in our town there be no philosophers who practice this art, so pray, take not amiss my poor pen and the liberty I here take in setting down my random notions. – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Please know that my thoughts and prayers, as well as those of many, many others here in Alabama and around the country, are with each of you during this time. – Jo Bonner

Poetry itself is music. I’m just lucky that I can convert it into music. William Blake is my favorite poet of all time, and he said that he wasn’t quite familiar with the sounds of music. If so, he would have been a musician. All of his poems are all like songs, and that’s how I always try to start my thoughts. – Benjamin Clementine

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. – John Keats

Poetry should… should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. – John Keats

Positive thinking is the notion that if you think good thoughts, things will work out well. Optimism is the feeling of thinking things will be well and be hopeful. – Martin Seligman

Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced. – Jonathan Swift

Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love. – Saint Teresa of Avila

Prayer’s important, not just as some kind of a metaphysical exercise, but I think it’s a way to refresh one’s own mind and motive. If you’re praying, you’re really looking beyond your own personal thoughts and the pressures that are around you. – Mike Huckabee

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure. – Tommy Lasorda

Pride is pleasure arising from a man’s thinking too highly of himself. – Baruch Spinoza

Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference. – Karl Von Clausewitz

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. – Francis Bacon

Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men’s thoughts, to speak other men’s words, to follow other men’s habits. – Walter Bagehot

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. – John Ruskin

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world. – Alfred A. Montapert

Radical transparency has an enormous impact on our personal lives. We can no longer share thoughts, quips, photos or personal opinions anywhere on the web without being mindful that they may turn up where we least expect it (notably job interviews, divorce proceedings or public media). – Simon Mainwaring

Rational thoughts never drive people’s creativity the way emotions do. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. – John Locke

Reading is a heady thing. You can be into the action of someone’s thoughts and take a whole trip down someone’s ruminations while seconds tick by in the world that they’re in, but you can’t really do that in film. – Alan Tudyk

Reading is a technology for perspective-taking. When someone else’s thoughts are in your head, you are observing the world from that person’s vantage point. – Steven Pinker

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else’s head instead of with one’s own. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about. – Stephen Richards

Reality is such an elusive concept. – Laura Gilfillan

Really, I’m incredibly disjointed and not candid. Just in general, my thoughts tend to come out in little spurts that don’t necessarily connect. If you hang around long enough, you can find the linear path. But it will take a second. That is why these interviews never go well for me. – Kristen Stewart

Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts. – Mason Cooley

Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life. – Andrew J. Bernstein

Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. – Luke the Evangelist

Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. – Dale Carnegie

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind. – George William Curtis

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. – Adrienne Rich

Rise above the storm, and you will find the sunshine. – Mario Fernandez

Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. – Nicholas Sparks

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious. – Horace

Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do. – Phillips Brooks

Sadness flies away on the wings of time. – Jean de La Fontaine

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence. – Edgar Allan Poe

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. – Carl Sagan

Science is empirical, all about physical senses that tell us about the world. But physical senses are not the only senses we have. Nobody has ever seen a thought. Nobody has ever seen a feeling. And yet thoughts and feelings are where we live our lives most immediately, and science cannot connect with that. – Huston Smith

Science requires a society because even people who are trying to be good thinkers love their own thoughts and theories – much of the debugging has to be done by others. – Alan Kay

Scientists have proven that it’s impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don’t listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet. – Carl Lewis

Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words. – Eileen Caddy

Self-reflection is so healthy. Journaling works for me – when I record the details of what I’m going through, whether it’s a relationship issue or negative thoughts, I can look back and see how far I’ve come. It makes me proud to see my progress and how I got through a bad situation. – Kelly Rowland

Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy. – Wayne Dyer

Semantics is about the relation of words to thoughts, but it also about the relation of words to other human concerns. Semantics is about the relation of words to reality – the way that speakers commit themselves to a shared understanding of the truth, and the way their thoughts are anchored to things and situations in the world. – Steven Pinker

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

She knew the power of her mind and so programmed it for success. – Carrie Green

Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical, disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith, with the faith of my people. – Thomas S. Monson

Silence has been destroyed, but also the idea that it’s important to learn how another person thinks, to enter the mind of another person. The whole idea of empathy is gone. We are now part of this giant machine where every second we have to take out a device and contribute our thoughts and opinions. – Gary Shteyngart

Simple can be harder than complex: you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. – Steve Jobs

Since loving is about knowing, we have more meaningful love relationships when we know each other and it takes time to know each other. – Bell Hooks

Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth. – Mark Twain

Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness. – James Thurber

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. – Carl Sagan

So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken. – George Berkeley

So, the point was to be able to have a medium that would record all the connections and all the structures and all the thoughts that paper could not. Since the computer could hold any structure in any form, this was the way to go. – Ted Nelson

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. – Winston Churchill

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. – Erol Ozan

Some days the competition would beat me and I’d go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in the news business, when you’re working a daily news broadcast, you get your victories and defeats every day. – Sam Donaldson

Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good. – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Some people have a mistaken idea that all thoughts disappear through meditation and we enter a state of blankness. There certainly are times of great tranquility when concentration is strong and we have few, if any, thoughts. But other times, we can be flooded with memories, plans or random thinking. It’s important not to blame yourself. – Sharon Salzberg

Some people keep God in a Sunday morning box and say, ‘Hey, I did my religious duty.’ That’s fine, but the scripture says to pray without ceasing. And I think that means all through the day you’re talking to God. Even if it’s in your thoughts. – Joel Osteen

Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor’s New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations. – Roger Penrose

Somehow our society has formed a one-sided view of the human personality, and for some reason everyone understood giftedness and talent only as it applied to the intellect. But it is possible not only to be talented in one’s thoughts but also to be talented in one’s feelings as well. – Lev Vygotsky

Someone taught me this really lovely thing, which is when you’re panicking or thinking, ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do this,’ you just say, ‘Right. Hi, negative thoughts. Stop bothering me. If you just wait there, I’m going to do this job, then I’ll come back and talk to you later.’ – Zoe Ball

Sometimes I wonder if any of us are cut out for the lives we lead. – Rebecca Wells

Sometimes the hardest part I think for actors on ’24’ is some of the jargon and getting the ideas and the thoughts and the information out quickly enough and succinctly enough and clearly enough. – Cherry Jones

Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind. – Dean Koontz

Sometimes when I’m talking, my words can’t keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice. – Bill Watterson

Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others. – Ellen DeGeneres

Sometimes you feel the emotion. You think this might be my last pre-season or my last Champions League match. But, overall, those thoughts aren’t important right now. But the time will soon come. – Dennis Bergkamp

Sometimes, when I’m trying to get my thoughts out, and I’m thinking too fast, I stutter. – Domo Genesis

Sometimes, when you least expect it, you’ll realize that someone loved you. And that means that someone can love you again! And that will make you smile. – Homer Simpson

Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. – Tom Fleming

Songs are my diaries; they always have been. You have to put your trust in everyone because putting down those real, personal details and thoughts that make a song authentic also opens you right up. I am constantly misunderstood; a lot of people just don’t get me. – Taylor Swift

Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts. Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn’t get some of that stuff out. – Dolly Parton

Speak your heart. If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway. – Yasmin Mogahed

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I’ll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I’ve written a whole song in an hour. – Eminem

Standardized testing is at cross purposes with many of the most important purposes of public education. It doesn’t measure big-picture learning, critical thinking, perseverance, problem-solving, creativity, or curiosity; yet, those are the qualities great teaching brings out in a student. – Randi Weingarten

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

Step back in time; look closely at the child in the very arms of his mother; see the external world reflected for the first time in the yet unclear mirror of his understanding; study the first examples which strike his eyes; listen to the first words which arouse within him the slumbering power of thought; watch the first struggles which he has to undergo; only then will you comprehend the source of his prejudices, the habits, and the passions which are to rule his life. The entire man, so to speak, comes fully formed in the wrappings of his cradle. – Alexis de Tocqueville

Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain. – Joe Davis

Studying neuro-linguistic programming is what teaches you how to implant and extract thoughts. Mixing psychology, hypnotism and magic somewhat goes into this area called mentalism, which is what I mostly do. It’s magic of the mind. – Keith Barry

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands. – Roy T. Bennett

Take stock of your thoughts and behavior. Each night ask yourself, when were you negative when you could have been positive? When did you withhold love when you might have given it? When did you play a neurotic game instead of behaving in a powerful way? Use this process to self-correct. – Marianne Williamson

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage. – Woody Allen

Tamerlan Tsarnaev is telling no tales. The older of the two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings was likely the one who planned the attack, but when he died in a shootout with police just days after the blasts, his thoughts and motivations vanished with him. – Jeffrey Kluger

Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear. – Joshua Wisenbaker

Technology steers what 2 billion people are thinking and believing every day. It’s possibly the largest source of influence over 2 billion people’s thoughts that has ever been created. Religions and governments don’t have that much influence over people’s daily thoughts. – Tristan Harris

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers. – Zach Wamp

That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful. – Sherwood Anderson

That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow. – George Berkeley

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

That’s my actual payment, the fact that I can actually make something that I actually enjoy and put on repeat, and it’s not related to anything else or anyone else’s thoughts and ideas, it all came from me; I just love that aspect of it. – Akon

That’s the most terrible thing about being an author – standing there at your mother’s funeral, but you don’t switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill. Who was it said – one of the famous lady novelists – ‘unhappy is the family that contains an author’? – Terry Pratchett

That’s when I hit the ground. So in the instant that that round landed and blew me in the air, I had those separate and distinct thoughts. The guy who was standing right next to where I had been standing had a hole in his back I could put my fist into. – Ed Bradley

The 1960s was an era of big thoughts. And yet, amazingly, each of these thoughts could fit on a T-shirt. – P. J. O’Rourke

The ability to influence people without irritating them is the most profitable skill you can learn. – Napoleon Hill

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. – Norbet Platt

The average man never really thinks from end to end of his life. The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of clichés. – H.L. Mencken

The average men consume. The wise create. – Maxime Lagacé

The basic premise of ‘A Course in Miracles’ is that it teaches us to relinquish thoughts based on fear and to accept instead thoughts based on love. – Marianne Williamson

The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older. – William Lyon Phelps

The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or ever touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible. – David Ogilvy

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

The brain does not manufacture thoughts unless we stimulate it with habitual verbalizing. When we train ourselves by constant practice to stop verbalizing, the brain can experience things as they are. – Henepola Gunaratana

The brain is a complex biological organ possessing immense computational capability: it constructs our sensory experience, regulates our thoughts and emotions, and controls our actions. – Eric Kandel

The charm of a deed is its doing; the charm of a life is its living; the soul of the thing is the thought. – Eugene F. Ware

The Comedy Store in LA, it’s a really loose room and it’s really dark and creepy and a great place to explore your own thoughts onstage. – Joe Rogan

The consciousness of the seer, is a greater power for knowledge than the consciousness of the thinker. The perceptual power of the inner sight is greater and more direct than the perceptual power of thought. – Sri Aurobindo

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. – John Kenneth Galbraith

The cool thing about reading is that when you read a short story or you read something that takes your mind and expands where your thoughts can go, that’s powerful. – Taylor Swift

The critical spirit never knows when to stop meddling. – Mason Cooley

The cure for pain is in the pain. – Rumi

The darkness, the loop of negative thoughts on repeat, clamours and interferes with the music I hear in my head. – Lady Gaga

The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress. – Ramana Maharshi

The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people. – Maria Montessori

The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts. – A. E. van Vogt

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. – William Faulkner

The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks. – Christopher Hitchens

The first moments of sleep are an image of death; a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the ‘I,’ under another form, continues the task of existence. – Gerard De Nerval

The first principle of cognitive therapy is that all your moods are created by your ‘cognitions,’ or thoughts. A cognition refers to the way you look at things – your perceptions, mental attitudes, and beliefs. It includes the way you interpret things – what you say. about something or someone to yourself. – David D. Burns

The first song that I wrote was when I was with The Del Rios. I was like 14 years old but I was always putting my thoughts down on paper even before then because it was like an escape – a way of unleashing all the stuff. – William Bell

The forceps of our minds are clumsy things and crush the truth a little in the course of taking hold of it. – H.G. Wells

The forms of thought, into which we throw our timid views of God, are but symbols of truths greater than our thoughts. Yet we may not set them aside as worthless, for they are the rungs on which we dwellers in the cave climb to the full view of the Truth, as he is. – Vincent McNabb

The freedom to express yourself without fear – that perhaps is something we in the U.S. take for granted. It’s almost inconceivable to think we would be afraid to express our opinions or thoughts, but that’s not true for all parts of the world now, and certainly not before World War II. – Friedrich St. Florian

The further the music develops, the more complex the apparatus used by the composer to express his thoughts becomes. – Gustav Mahler

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. – Florence Scovel Shinn

The great thing about running is that you can get away to your own thoughts and get in a little bubble. – Alistair Brownlee

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. – William James

The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. – Seneca

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it. – Michel Angelo

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. – Oprah Winfrey

The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself. – Ramana Maharshi

The greatest force is derived from the power of thought. The finer the element, the more powerful it is. The silent power of thought influences people even at a distance, because mind is one as well as many. The universe is a cobweb; minds are spiders. – Swami Vivekananda

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

The greatest mistake you can ever make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one. – Ellen Hubbard

The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts. – William Lyon Phelps

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. – Marcus Aurelius

The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang. – Morihei Ueshiba

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. – Charles Darwin

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed. – Charlotte Bronte

The idea is to die young as late as possible. – Ashley Montagu

The ideas of science germinate in a matrix of established knowledge gained by experiment; they are not lonesome thoughts, born in a rarified realm where no researcher has ever gone before. – Seth Shostak

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. – Sir William Bragg

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. – Albert Einstein

The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates other scientists’ thoughts. – Robert Barany

The interpretive element of ‘Lost’ – the fact that you immediately need, as soon as the episode is over, to seek out a community of people to express your own thoughts about it, understand what they thought about it and form an opinion – that’s the bread and butter of the show. – Damon Lindelof

The joy of songwriting only gets messed up if you are trying to follow up a big success, or you are trying to create a hit single, or if you have conscious thoughts of a particular outcome for the music. – Tim Finn

The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before. – Dave Eggers

The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts. – Marianne Williamson

The law of attraction attracts to you everything you need, according to the nature of your thought life. Your environment and financial condition are the perfect reflection of your habitual thinking. Thought rules the world. – Joseph Edward Murphy

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. – Charles R. Swindoll

The main difference in the effectiveness of teaching comes from the thoughts the teacher has had during the entire time of his or her existence and brings into the classroom. A teacher concerned with developing humans affects the students quite differently from a teacher who never thinks about such things. – Rudolf Steiner

The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist. – Bertrand Russell

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel’d to heaven is no artist. – William Blake

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – William Faulkner

The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds, and prays that God will bless him, is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat. That which ye sow, ye reap. – James Allen

The merit of all things lies in their difficulty. – Alexandre Dumas

The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere. – James Russell Lowell

The mind has a powerful way of attracting things that are in harmony with it, good and bad. – Idowu Koyenikan

The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts. – Earl Nightingale

The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead. – Jack Nicholson

The miracle of turning inklings into thoughts and thoughts into words and words into metal and print and ink never palls for me. – John Updike

The modern world is one wherein every nation has to develop the strength of which its citizens are capable. The independent status of the individual, his thoughts and actions become a thing of the past. – Chiang Kai-shek

The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication. – Raymond Chandler

The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power. – Francis Bacon

The more I thought to myself, ‘Are my thoughts right, am I being obedient enough?’ the worse it was… one of the most painful things you can experience in life is not so much physical pain, but being self-occupied. Because to the extent you are self-occupied, that’s the extent you will be in pain. – Joseph Prince

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius

The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love. – Douglas Horton

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker

The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself. – Deepak Chopra

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. – Morrie Schwartz

The most important things are the hardest to say because words diminish them. – Stephen King

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. – Ferdinand Foch

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice. – Theodore Roosevelt

The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking. – Martin Heidegger

The neural code usually refers to how your current thoughts and feelings and perceptions are encoded in the signals that neurons are passing around – and it’s not the same. The code is not the same for every person. – Sebastian Seung

The number one thing I’ve heard Trump supporters say – number one thing – ‘I love him because he says what’s on his mind. He just says what’s on his mind.’ He just says what’s on his mind. You go, ‘What are your thoughts on his policies?’ ‘I don’t know about his policies. He just says what’s on his mind.’ – Maz Jobrani

The omnipotence of evil has never resulted in anything but fruitless efforts. Our thoughts always escape from whoever tries to smother them. – Victor Hugo

The one real goal of education is to leave a person asking questions. – Max Beerbohm

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. – Tony Robbins

The only means of strengthening one’s intellect is to make up one’s mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. – John Keats

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. – Robert H Schuller

The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder’s lack of rational conviction. – Bertrand Russell

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. – Kahlil Gibran

The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryos. – Soren Kierkegaard

The paradox of education is precisely this—that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. The purpose of education, finally, is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions, to say to himself this is black or this is white, to decide for himself whether there is a God in heaven or not. To ask questions of the universe, and then learn to live with those questions, is the way he achieves his own identity. But no society is really anxious to have that kind of person around. What societies really, ideally, want is a citizenry which will simply obey the rules of society. If a society succeeds in this, that society is about to perish. The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change it and to fight it—at no matter what risk. This is the only hope society has. This is the only way societies change. – James Baldwin

The past does not equal the future. – Tony Robbins

The patience that goes with the game, the little things that go along with the game, you have so much more time to think in golf than you do in football – you have to keep your thoughts positive. I’m not sure I’ve got that mastered. – John Elway

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. – Carl Jung

The period of time just before you awaken is the time I have my most creative thoughts and discover the best solutions. – Lisa Marie Presley

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. – Norman Vincent Peale

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. – Pearl S. Buck

The physical sensation of gliding with the wind in your face is exhilarating. That automatic activity of pedalling, when you have to be awake but not think too much, allows you to let subconscious thoughts bubble up, and things seem to just sort themselves out. And the adrenaline wakes you up if you weren’t properly alert. – David Byrne

The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands. – Robert M. Pirsig

The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts, and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible. – Michel de Montaigne

The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue. – Salvatore Quasimodo

The power of our thoughts may never be measured or appreciated, but it became obvious to me as a young boy that there was value and power in being aware of my thoughts and how I expressed myself. – Robert Kiyosaki

The power of thought is the light of knowledge, the power of will is the energy of character, the power of heart is love. Reason, love and power of will are perfections of man. – Ludwig Feuerbach

The power of thought, of idea, is incommensurable, is immeasurable. The world is dominated by thought. – Emile Coue

The president in Finland has to understand that there are many different thoughts and opinions and that they must be taken into account so that he could be the president of the whole nation. – Sauli Niinisto

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but you thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. – Eckhart Tolle

The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive, and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered. – Jean Piaget

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. – Dee Hock

The problem is to keep the monkey mind from running off into all kinds of thoughts. – Lee Kuan Yew

The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something trickle about them. A lot disappears in order for something to suddenly appear in the palm of the hand. – Elias Canetti

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. – Oscar Wilde

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. – R. D. Laing

The Real is ever-present, like the screen on which the cinematographic pictures move. While the picture appears on it, the screen remains invisible. Stop the picture, and the screen will become clear. All thoughts and events are merely pictures moving on the screen of Pure Consciousness, which alone is real. – Ramana Maharshi

The reality of man is his thought, not his material body. The thought force and the animal force are partners. Although man is part of the animal creation, he possesses a power of thought superior to all other created beings. – Abdu’l-Bahá

The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape. – Samuel Johnson

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov

The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. – Socrates

The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free. – Charles R. Swindoll

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame. – Thomas Hobbes

The seeds of happiness can grow from one thought, one idea, one simple change in focus. – Charles F. Glassman

The significant problems we face in life can not be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. – Albert Einstein

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour. – Bertrand Russell

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. – Kahlil Gibran

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere. – Michel de Montaigne

The stage is like a magnifier of thoughts and emotion and vibration; that’s what the stage is incredible for because it makes you live other lives. It makes you experience other emotions. It makes you feel more beautiful or more alone or more angry. It makes you feel much more, more, more. – Sylvie Guillem

The thing that I’ve learned is that there really is no joy, and nothing ever good is going to come from negativity. Those are thoughts that, even if you were presenting an honest version of yourself, there’s just no point in sharing. – Stephen Amell

The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal. – Richard Adams

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. – A. A. Milne

The thoughts of my emotionally so disturbed days must be found again, shifted and developed further. Here and there something of the loose remarks I make must be used, but only when it finds my attention again. – Robert Musil

The thoughts of those moved by natural human love are almost completely fastened on the beloved, their hearts are filled with passion for it, and their mouths full of its praises. – Saint Francis de Sales

The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have. – John Locke

The trick to acting is not to show off; it’s to think the thoughts of the character. I was lucky because when I started acting, it was doing jobs above pubs. I learned to act in anonymity, so by the time people saw me, I knew what I was doing. I was crap for years, but no one saw me being crap. It’s a trade you learn. – Eddie Marsan

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. – Will Durant

The true mark of professionalism is the ability to respect everyone else for their styles and always find something positive in every dining experience and highlight it in your thoughts and words. – Johnny Iuzzini

The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances. – Andrew J. Bernstein

The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. – Wayne Dyer

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. – Bob Marley

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain

The ultimate productivity hack is saying no. – James Clear

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others. – Aesop

The universe began as an enormous breath being held. I am glad that it did… until this great exhalation is finished, my thoughts live on. – Ted Chiang

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. – Samuel Johnson

The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty. – Samuel Smiles

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. – Jim Rohn

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton

The Way is not a religion: Christianity is the end of religion. ‘Religion’ means here the division between sacred and secular concerns, other-worldliness, man’s reaching toward God in a way which projects his own thoughts. – David Kirk

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. – Tony Robbins

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. – Albert Einstein

The whole point of diaries is that other people find them and read what you’ve put. I did once take to writing my inner thoughts on the computer at the end of other things I was writing and ended up faxing four pages of hideous stuff to my accountant so I don’t do that now. – Helen Fielding

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. – Denis Waitley

The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there’s a single numeric average. But if it’s a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that’s crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share. – Jaron Lanier

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. – Albert Einstein

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

The world is not so much in need of new thoughts as that when thought grows old and worn with usage it should, like current coin, be called in, and, from the mint of genius, reissued fresh and new. – Alexander Smith

The world is… the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself. – Maurice Merleau-Ponty

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. – Albert Einstein

The ‘how’ thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ‘ifs’. – Norman Vincent Peale

Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God? – E. O. Wilson

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write. – William Makepeace Thackeray

There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them. – Mason Cooley

There are many things which swallow up men’s thoughts while they live, which they will think little of when they are dying. Hundreds are wholly absorbed in political schemes and seem to care for nothing but the advancement of their own party. Myriads are buried in business and money matters and seem to neglect everything else but this world. – J. C. Ryle

There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. – H. P. Lovecraft

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

There are so many Al Anon fans and friends who have shown me wonderful love, prayers, thoughts! I thank everyone for this. It feels great to have wonderful people behind you, pushing and praying for you. Mostly, I don’t want to let myself down, but they encourage me not to let them down. – Steven Adler

There are some days I practice positive thinking, and other days I’m not positive I am thinking. – John M. Eades

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees. – Victor Hugo

There are times when I get really depressed, when I’m going through difficult times and when I want someone to hold my hand. Sometimes I’ll think, ‘Forget it. I want to be this way.’ I often feel that way. But when we started the Love Yourself World Tour, I stopped having those thoughts. – Kim Tae-hyung

There are two books that I often travel with; one is ‘The Theory on Moral Sentiments’ by Adam Smith. The other is ‘The Meditations.’ It’s not that I agree with either views expressed in the books, but I believe ideas and thoughts of older generations can offer food for thought for the current generation. – Wen Jiabao

There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord. – Thomas Paine

There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy. – Rod Serling

There have been many occasions when I found it helpful to talk out loud to my own thoughts, ordering the unwholesome ones to go off somewhere and jump into the river. – Vash Young

There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? – Peace Pilgrim

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. – Paramahansa Yogananda

There is scarcely an instant that passes over our heads that may not have its freight of infamy. How ought we to watch over our thoughts, that we may not so much as imagine any enormity! – William Godwin

There is something about the ability to externalize our thoughts and compare them with other people in a public way that is really transformative for the average person. – Clive Thompson

There is the idea that there’s a section of society, these working-class tradesmen, are driving around and they all think the same. Everybody who has tools in their vehicle have all the exact same thoughts: it’s incredibly patronising isn’t it? – Sean Lock

There is this miraculous thing I heard Hugh Grant talking about – the thing about screen acting is that you can read people’s thoughts. You are trying to register something inside and usually the eyes in cinema are where you will register that. – Toby Jones

There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that. – Derek Jeter

There’s no need to overwhelm yourself with thoughts, because you know that you’re just as good or better than some of the players you’re going up against. – Cobi Jones

There’s nothing quite like a quiet corner in a coffee shop to gather your thoughts and begin writing. – Gautham Menon

These things were happening in my life where I was like, ‘Man, I wish my pops was here to see this.’ I never had those thoughts before fame, when my life was just a regular life. I wasn’t saying, ‘I wish my dad could be around and see me working at Applebee’s.’ – Kid Cudi

They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies… the medium doesn’t matter, so long as it inspires you. – Aaron Koblin

Things don’t just fall into place because you have a dream. You’re always going to have those negative thoughts. Our minds love to play with us – we’re going to be our own worst critics – but I just say to myself, ‘File it back.’ I just try to bring any negative thoughts to light and deal with them, so I can file them away. – Stephen Colletti

Things don’t have to change the world to be important. – Steve Jobs

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. – Abraham Lincoln

Think new thoughts. Grab life with both hands, take opportunities you have, & create the ones you need. – Debby Ryan

Think thoughts that make you happy. Do things that make you feel good. Be with people who make you feel good. Eat things that make your body feel good. Go at a pace that makes you feel good. – Louise Hay

Thinkers are scarce as gold; but he whose thoughts embrace all his subject, pursues it uninterruptedly and fearless of consequences, is a diamond of enormous size. – Lavater

This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief, and constructed at the brink of despair, contains my mind’s best thoughts, and my soul’s triumph over the powers of darkness. – Isaac Mayer Wise

This Constitution does not reflect the thoughts, hopes and aspirations of ordinary people. It does nothing for jobs or economic growth and widens further still the democratic deficit. – Nigel Farage

This is a horrific day in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. – Deval Patrick

This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is. – Dennis Rodman

Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not. – William James

Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate. – Friedrich Nietzsche

‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending. – Chico Xavier

Thus one memory follows another until the waves dash together over our heads, and a deep sigh swells the breast, which warns us that we have forgotten to breathe in the midst of these pure thoughts. – Max Muller

Times might be tough, your head and thoughts might be spinning, but I find it’s physically impossible to do that spiral thing when your mind is focused on giving and creating opportunity. – Daryn Kagan

To a mind like mine, restless, inquisitive, and observant of everything that was passing, it is easy to suppose that religion was the subject to which it would be directed; and, although this subject principally occupied my thoughts, there was nothing that I saw or heard of to which my attention was not directed. – Nat Turner

To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To act vulgarly we must be ignorant not only of other people but of ourselves, not only of the nature of our action but of its ramifications in the world at large. To act vulgarly, we must indulge our own ignorance in large, mutually supportive groups. By vulgarity, I mean a comprehensive cultural laxity that spawns monstrosities and is fed by a corporate system that has abandoned long-term development in favor of quarterly profits, by media whose moral standards are based on viewer share, and by a system of higher education that has sold out its image of the humanities and critical thinking as the main bases for consciousness and values. – Robert Grudin

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all. – Queen Elizabeth II

To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else’s type of thinking. – William James

To be able to always have a super sense of who I was and my own real identity and be petty and seem informed and always thinking in thoughts would be great. – Jeff Goldblum

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man. – Marcel Marceau

To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can. – Og Mandino

To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead. – William Hazlitt

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. – Oscar Wilde

To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. – William Wordsworth

To me, integrity means always doing what is right and good, regardless of the immediate consequences. It means being righteous from the very depth of our soul, not only in our actions but, more importantly, in our thoughts and in our hearts. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

To me, thoughts are fun and art is fun. The strength of our society should not be idle entertainments but the joy of pursuing ideas. – Philip Kaufman

To properly prepare to receive personal revelation, we must repent, ask through prayer, be obedient, search the scriptures, fast, think pure thoughts, and develop a spirit of reverence. – L. Lionel Kendrick

To put away one’s own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost. – Barbara W. Tuchman

To see my wife getting inspired from my notes and thoughts, going in the direction I wanted, and have her surprise me with wonderful choices was a real treat. – Lasse Hallstrom

To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half-truths, prejudices, and propaganda. At this point, I often wonder whether or not education is fulfilling its purpose. A great majority of the so-called educated people do not think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform, and the pulpit in many instances do not give us objective and unbiased truths. To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody! – Frances Burney

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts. – Paul Valery

Today I do what others won’t, so that tomorrow I can accomplish what others don’t. – Jerry Rice

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky. – Sonia Gandhi

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

Too many people buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t like. – Dave Ramsey

Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are. – Roy T. Bennett

True freedom is where an individual’s thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor – no matter the personal price. – Bryant H. McGill

Trust me. Sometimes God comes down and puts his hand on you if you’re too big in your thoughts. – Joe Frazier

Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them. – William James

Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can’t. The brain doesn’t process negatives. – Doug Coupland

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. – Mark Twain

Twitter is a place where you share your thoughts, yourself… you don’t want a plain white backdrop for that. You want the entire page to say something about who you are. Designer or not, if the urge strikes you, go for it. Put up that watercolor you’ve never shown anyone. Take a photo of that hat you just knitted… whatever it is, share it. – Nate Berkus

Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor. – Benjamin Disraeli

Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you. – Robert Greene

Understand that thoughts are thoughts. If they are unreasonable, reason with them, even if you have no reason left. You are the observer of your mind, not its victim. – Matt Haig

Using a dog as a narrator has limitations and it has advantages. The limitations are that a dog cannot speak. A dog has no thumbs. A dog can’t communicate his thoughts except with gestures. – Garth Stein

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

Visible things can be invisible. However, our powers of thought grasp both the visible and the invisible – and I make use of painting to render thoughts visible. – Rene Magritte

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. – Unknown

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. – Lao-Tze

We all have an enormous responsibility to bring to the attention of others information they do not have, which has the potential of causing them to rethink long-held ideas. – Howard Zinn

We all have thoughts and feelings that we believe are fundamental to our lives but that are better left unspoken. – Adam Grant

We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one. – Confucius

We all know that as we form thoughts, they form deep channels in our minds and in our brains. Chronic pain is an example. If you burn yourself, you pull your hand away. But if you’re still in pain in six months’ or six years’ time, it’s because these circuits are producing pain that’s no longer helping you. – Christopher deCharms

We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. – Santosh Kalwar

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them. – Buddha

We are mindful of desire when we experience it with an embodied awareness, recognizing the sensations and thoughts of wanting as arising and passing phenomena. While this isn’t easy, as we cultivate the clear seeing and compassion of Radical Acceptance, we discover we can open fully to this natural force, and remain free in its midst. – Tara Brach

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – Buddha

We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress. – Richard Feynman

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. – Buddha

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. – Jimmy Carter

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation. – Jane Fonda

We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed. – William Whewell

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein

We choose to go to the moon and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We do not merely perceive objects and hold thoughts in our minds: all our perceptions and thought processes are felt. All have a distinctive component that announces an unequivocal link between images and the existence of life in our organism. – Antonio Damasio

We do not yet trust the unknown powers of thought. Whence came all these tools, inventions, book laws, parties, kingdoms? Out of the invisible world, through a few brains. The arts and institutions of men are created out of thought. The powers that make the capitalist are metaphysical, the force of method and force of will makes trade, and builds towns. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed; and until, by our own lives, and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us, we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek. – Jones Very

We find it hard to believe that other people’s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are. – James Harvey Robinson

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. – Albert Camus

We have to push aside what generally concerns us most in our thought life, namely, the content of our thoughts, and learn instead to make conscious use of the element of will in our thinking. – Rudolf Steiner

We havent really paid much attention to thought as a process. we have engaged in thoughts, but we have only paid attention to the content, not to the process. – David Bohm

We know well and we know chronically ill, but there is a whole bunch of gray in between where I think we can heal people before they become chronically sick. I believe our thoughts make us sick. – Marie Osmond

We Liberals like to think our thoughts aren’t controlled. We pride ourselves on our independent thinking. We know we shouldn’t believe everything we read. We realize the media is skewed, we know it’s owned by a small group of people, we realize it’s biased, etc. – Marianne Williamson

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. – Philip James Bailey

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. – J. William Fulbright

We must dare to think about ‘unthinkable things’ because when things become ‘unthinkable,’ thinking stops and action becomes mindless. – J. William Fulbright

We must guard against disrespectful, disparaging, and criticizing thoughts. We must try to practice reverence and devotion in our thinking at all times. – Rudolf Steiner

We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death. – Robert Green Ingersoll

We should not expect individuals to produce good, open-minded, truth-seeking reasoning, particularly when self-interest or reputational concerns are in play. But if you put individuals together in the right way, such that some individuals can use their reasoning powers to disconfirm the claims of others, and all individuals feel some common bond or shared fate that allows them to interact civilly, you can create a group that ends up producing good reasoning as an emergent property of the social system. This is why it’s so important to have intellectual and ideological diversity within any group or institution whose goal is to find truth (such as intelligence agency or a community of scientists) or to produce good public policy (such as a legislature or advisory board). – Jonathan Haidt

We teach people that they upset themselves. We can’t change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today. – Albert Ellis

We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses. – Alan Perlis

We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own. – Maria Mitchell

We treat sex so casually and use it for everything but what it is-which is ultimately making another human being with thoughts and feelings and rights. – Lisa Kudrow

We try so hard to block out negative or dark thoughts, but sometimes embracing your demons is the most vitalizing thing you can do. – Oliver Sykes

We’re animals. We’re born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts. – Barbara Kingsolver

We’re well past the end of the century when time, for the first time, curved, bent, slipped, flash forwarded, and flashed back yet still kept rolling along. We know it all now, with our thoughts traveling at the speed of a tweet, our 140 characters in search of a paragraph. We’re post-history. We’re post-mystery. – Ali Smith

We’ve got our own daylight to get bad thoughts away, and we talk with that light – our star in our heart. We take away what’s unimportant. – Indra Devi

Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot. – Bernard Barton

Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our prospects look favorable, but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold medal count as in previous Olympics. But I am not coaching. – Mark Spitz

Well, I believe you created those experiences over and over because they mirrored something you believed about yourself. It doesn’t really matter how long we have had a problem, or how big it is, or how life-threatening it is. The Point of Power Is Always in the Present Moment. – Louise Hay

Well, my thoughts about California are kind of mythological. To me, as well as being a real place, it’s a place where people go to find something – to find happiness or to realize their dreams. So it has that kind of quality of heroism and heartache, and Australia has that, as well. – Colin Hay

Well, you sort of get out of the pool room, you get out of the Marine Corps, you get out and read some literature, you become involved with people who also want to know and are ready to share some ideas about literature and thoughts, and it becomes nourished that way. – Harvey Keitel

Were I as base as is the lowly plain, And you, my Love, as high as heaven above, Yet should the thoughts of me, your humble swain. – Joshua Sylvester

What agent is there other than the Creator of the heavens and earth who can know whatever occurs in our heart, down to its most subtle and secret thoughts, and illuminate the future for us by establishing the Hereafter, saving us from the countless suffocating waves of the world? – Said Nursi

What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain

What is the role of a public intellectual in the age of Twitter and soundbites? Is it to share your thoughts for the public good, or is it to curate the heaps of hate emails, tweets, and right-wing articles that trash your intellectual and social work? – Anthea Butler

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past. – Sai Baba

What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing. – Nicholas Nassim Taleb

What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking. – Voltaire

What thoughts are to the individual, art is to the community as a whole. That’s where you reflect on who you are, who you hope to be, what you’ve gone through, and where you hope to go. – Wendell Pierce

What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. – Albert Pike

What we hold in our heads – our memory, our feelings, our thoughts, our sense of our own history – is the sum of our humanity. – Richard Eyre

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. – Earl Nightingale

Whatever you do, do with all your might. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman. – Jean de la Bruyere

When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery, he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home, amongst his new thoughts, doctrines, and modes of reasoning. – Gerrit Smith

When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman. – Jean de la Bruyere

When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling. – Barbara Amiel

When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say. – Abraham Lincoln

When I go back and read my journals or fiction, I am always surprised. I may not remember having those thoughts, but they still exist and I know they are mine, and it’s all part of making sense of who I am. – Amy Tan

When I got to write for the ‘Battlefield’ record, it was almost therapeutic. I had gone through a few things in the two years prior and it was really nice to take those thoughts and emotions and get them out. I definitely want to hone that side of my artistry. – Jordin Sparks

When I grew up, the Devil was a reason why I had a headache or the Devil was the reason I got mad today. We always blamed the Devil. I think today when I say the Enemy, I like to make it broader. Sometimes the Enemy can be our own thoughts. – Joel Osteen

When I have these negative thoughts and feelings, I like to dig into them because I like to get under them and see what’s in there. – Baron Vaughn

When I joined Instagram, I began sharing my raw photos along with my raw and honest thoughts and feelings. – Iskra Lawrence

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language. – James Earl Jones

When I was 4 or 5 and I could put complete thoughts together and really feel them, I remember watching the Grammy’s or something like that and getting real emotional because I wanted to be up there. – JoJo

When I was a child I wanted to be a petrol pump attendant. I suppose you have all sorts of thoughts as a child and at the time I figured that it was a way to avoid doing anything like going on stage. – Saffron Burrows

When I was in my early forties, I slept with a loaded gun under my bed. I’d become severely depressed in my thirties, and for almost a decade I spiraled down into paranoia, rage, self-loathing, and thoughts of suicide. – Byron Katie

When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness. – Comte de Lautreamont

When I’m awake, I don’t want to go to sleep. I don’t want the hassle of turning the light off, putting my head down and then all the thoughts. I don’t want al those thoughts… thoughts feed on thoughts feed on thoughts feed on thoughts feed on thoughts and I’m: ‘I don’t want this’. I have to knock myself out to go to sleep. – Robbie Williams

When I’m writing from a character’s viewpoint, in essence I become that character; I share their thoughts, I see the world through their eyes and try to feel everything they feel. – George R. R. Martin

When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps. – Confucius

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon. – Thomas Paine

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.  – Alexander Graham Bell

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. – Helen Keller

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. – John Muir

When people say, ‘You’re not being realistic,’ they’re just trying to tag some thoughts that they can’t otherwise handle. – David R. Brower

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more. – John Adams

When politicians send their thoughts and prayers with no action, we say, ‘No more.’ – David Hogg

When the negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it… You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought. – Joel Osteen

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. – C.S. Lewis

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai

When the winds of life are pushing you back, THAT’S when you push forward the hardest. – Yvonne Pierre

When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation. – Ramana Maharshi

When they first said I made it through it was just crazy, I mean all kinds of thoughts were going through my head, and you know to be watching the show for nine seasons and to be on it now is surreal, it’s so surreal. – Scotty McCreery

When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself. – Francois Rabelais

When we are younger, we say a lot of things without often believing in them. The thoughts within you are much more important, and so often, one can’t completely describe what one feels. As we grow older, we realize that there is more to love than what is expressed in the conventional sense of the terms. – Randeep Hooda

When we believe in our thoughts, when we tell ourselves a story, we suffer. ‘My husband doesn’t respect me.’ ‘I should be thinner.’ Those are stories. When there’s no story, there’s no suffering. – Byron Katie

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. – Anaïs Nin

When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical. – Samuel Alexander

When we have ‘second thoughts’ about something, our first thoughts don’t seem like thoughts at all – just feelings. – Sydney J. Harris

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. – Joseph Campbell

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. – Paulo Coelho

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. – Sophia Loren

When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own. – Mandy Hale

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love … – Marcus Aurelius

When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts. – David Brainerd

When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. – Carter G. Woodson

When you feel totally alone in your thoughts and feelings, there’s someone out there who is going through what you went through, even if it’s the strangest, weirdest thing you could think of. – Sampha

When you go to the Sistine Chapel with Sophia Loren, it can be quite some time before your thoughts turn to the ceiling. – Adam West

When you hear the words ‘magic’ and ‘story’, they will probably evoke thoughts of your favourite fairy tales from childhood. Storybook pages abound with all manner of magic: fantastical fairies, wish-granting genies, or even a certain boy wizard. – Tony DiTerlizzi

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it. – Jim Rohn

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. – Lolly Daskal

When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift. – Carol Woodliff

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. – Paulo Coelho

When your child stops breathing 60 times a night, you don’t worry about what’s going on next year or even next week. You put aside thoughts about which preschool you’re going to enroll him in and focus on how he’s doing right now. It’s not the Norman Rockwell relationship that you sign on for when becoming a parent. – John C. McGinley

When your mind is full of assumptions, conclusions, and beliefs, it has no penetration, it just repeats past impressions. – Sadhguru

When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling. – Yann Martel

Whenever I wake up, I’m up. I don’t lie there like an idiot. I get up, run up a hill, get some exercise, and have some time with my thoughts. – Jason Momoa

Whereas a lot of Buddhism concerns itself with stages of enlightenment, various precepts and moral codes, and even power structures and hierarchies, Zen is just like, ‘Shut up, sit down, and observe your thoughts – oh, and by the way, what you perceive as you’ doesn’t actually exist.’ I loved the minimalist approach of it. – Mark Manson

Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts. – Walker Evans

Whether you’re a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts. – Frederick Wiseman

While doing centering prayer, the practice is to let go of any thought or perception. The priority is to be as silent as possible and when that is not possible to let the noise of the thoughts be the sacred symbol for a while, without analyzing them. – Thomas Keating

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me? – Walt Whitman

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. – William James

Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. – Hermann Hesse

With physical prep work, you know if you go to the gym, you will get size. There’s no chance it won’t happen. The emotional prep work is a variable. You could step onto the set one day and have a disconnect with your thoughts and feelings and have a rough day acting because you can’t quite tap into what you need. – Chris Evans

With such thoughts in your mind, now that you have resolved to love Him and please Him with all your strength, your only fear should be to fear God too much and to place too little confidence in Him. – Alphonsus Liguori

With technology you can now be your own record company, director, producer, etc. If you have talent, you can display it on the Internet and the world will tell you their thoughts in the matter of seconds! – Romeo Miller

With the help of the Holy Ghost, we can watch over ourselves. We can pray to recognize and reject the first thoughts of sin. We can pray to recognize a warning not to speak words which would hurt or tempt someone else. And we can, when we must, pray for the humility and the faith to repent. – Henry B. Eyring

With thoughts of the past and concerns about the future, we rob ourselves of a full experience of the present. – Marianne Williamson

With three kids, it was always very, very tight, and it was always a scramble for what was my next job. So I learned never to go into debt because I don’t want those monthly payments to preoccupy my thoughts. – William Shatner

With writing, I can express myself, really, and share my ideas and just let my thoughts flow out. – Adora Svitak

Within us – the heart of us, really – is a ‘ground’ that is to our thoughts and feelings, our relationships with others and ourselves, as is the Earth to the leaves that first race across her and then, no longer able to run, give themselves up to nourish her body so that she may give birth again come the spring. – Guy Finley

Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action. – Wim Wender

Women often have a great need to portray themselves as sympathetic and pleasing, but we’re also dark people with dark thoughts. – Zadie Smith

Women say they have sexual thoughts too. They have no idea. It’s the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it. If they knew what we were really thinking, they’d never stop slapping us. – Larry Miller

Words are not thoughts, just like bricks are not homes. But houses are made with bricks. If you have less bricks, you will make a small house. The more words you have, the clearer your thoughts, and the more clearly you can convey them. – Javed Akhtar

Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. – Hermann Hesse

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking. – John Maynard Keynes

Words, which are the dress of thoughts, deserve surely more care than clothes, which are only the dress of the person. – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results. – James Lane Allen

Worrisome thoughts and their resulting feelings are a form of self strangulation. They not only strangle your emotions. They affect your physical life as well, and your ability to focus and get things done. – Andrew J. Bernstein

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. – Francis Bacon

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Writers want to talk. They can’t wait to tell you what they’ve been thinking. And because they’ve been in solitude, they’ve had some fairly decent thoughts. – Mariella Frostrup

Writing is a intensely personal activity. I can pen down my best thoughts when I’m alone. But when one is elevated into the stature of an author, you have to think about your books in terms of their business angle.Ashwin Sanghi

Writing is such a strange, utterly mysterious process. First, there was nothing; then, suddenly, there was something. I don’t know where thoughts are born. Where the hell does it come from? I don’t know. I really don’t know. – Paul Auster

Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions. – Paulo Coelho

Writing on a computer feels like a recipe for writer’s block. I can type so fast that I run out of thoughts, and then I sit there and look at the words on the screen, and move them around, and never get anywhere. Whereas in a notebook I just keep plodding along, slowly, accumulating sentences, sometimes even surprising myself. – Chad Harbach

Yes, I’ve been trepanned. That’s quite an interesting experience, especially for my brain surgeon, who saw my thoughts flying around in my brain. – Keith Richards

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. – Bill Keane

You are a product of your mind, a result of your thoughts, and a consequence of your actions. – Matshona Dhliwayo

You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words. – William Congreve

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. – Tom Brokaw

You are not a helpless victim of your own thoughts, but rather a master of your mind. – Louise Hay

You are only as free as you think you are and freedom will always be as real as you believe it to be. – Robert M. Drake

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Allen

You bring out a lot of your own thoughts and attitudes when acting. I think a great deal of it has to do with the inner you. – Ginger Rogers

You can be interested in a Jane Smiley novel whether or not anyone says a word. She enters into her characters’ thoughts with great understanding and depth. – Richard Russo

You can binge a TV series or watch a reality show, and they’re not innocent. They take a lot of room in your brain, and you don’t have any space left for your own thoughts. They give you a scripted reality. It’s an ideological tool. – Raoul Peck

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. – Mahatma Gandhi

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. – Tom Wilson

You can direct the outcome of any situation you face through the power of thought. Keep your thoughts focused on the best possible outcome for everyone involved and never allow yourself to be pushed where you don’t choose to be. – Iyanla Vanzant

You can go to the pictures or read a book, but football constantly comes back into your mind. It’s not a job, it’s a life. It takes up your time, thoughts and energy and it can damage relationships with those around you. – Howard Wilkinson

You can’t control the world, but when you control your thoughts, you bring order. – Bernie Siegel

You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. – Stephen King

You cannot be truly humble, unless you truly believe that life can and will go on without you. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

You cannot control everything that happens to you; you can only control the way you respond to what happens. In your response is your power. – Anonymous

You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. – James Lane Allen

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. – Jonathan Safran Foer

You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see. – Tadao Ando

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. – Mark Twain

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. – Michael Phelps

You do indeed have a past, but not now! And, yes, you have a future, but not now! You can consume your now with thoughts of ‘then’ and ‘maybe,’ but that will keep you from the inner peace you could experience. – Wayne Dyer

You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer’s picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor – no matter what you do, and how you twist it. – Robert Frank

You don’t have to be alone with your thoughts anymore. You don’t have to process anything. You can call up someone to do something to instantly make you sort of feel better. – Dennis Quaid

You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things; to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. – Sir Edmund Hillary

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. – Oprah Winfrey

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius

You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind. – Darwin P. Kingsley

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power. – Louise Hay

You know what ‘DOUBT’ stands for? It stands for ‘Debate On Understanding Bewildersome Thoughts.’ – Gary Busey

You know, there are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action. – Somerset Maugham

You know, this is a war of ideology, a war of thoughts and of faith. And we need people to really stand for faith and trust, not hope and change. – Sharron Angle

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills

You might think that shifting your thoughts is as easy as setting your mind to it. But stressful thoughts aren’t held in place through choice or will power. They’re held in place through perceived truth value. – Andrew J. Bernstein

You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert. – Denis Waitley

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. – Michael Jordan

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. – Mahatma Gandhi

You must take a definite idea, set it in the centre of your thinking, and then logically arrange your furthest thoughts in such a way that they are all closely linked with the original idea. Even if you do this for only a minute, it can be of great importance for the rhythm of the physical and etheric bodies. – Rudolf Steiner

You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all. – Ramana Maharshi

You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control. – Elizabeth Gilbert

You need to put easy, nice, tranquil thoughts in your head before you go to bed. You know what I do? I read metaphysical books. The good stuff stays in your brain once you go under. – Cristina Saralegui

You only have control over three things in your life, the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take. – Jack Canfield

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West

You see, you are a spirit, you have a soul, and you live in a body. You have emotions, you have thoughts, you have a will, and you have a conscience. You are a complex being! And Jesus came to heal every single part of you. There’s not one part that He doesn’t want to make completely whole. – Joyce Meyer

You should tell yourself frequently ‘I will only react to constructive suggestions.’ This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others. – Jane Roberts

You shouldn’t have to settle for rabbits if what you want is deer. – Daniel Quinn

You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. – J. K. Rowling

You used to have to own a radio tower or television tower or printing press. Now all you have to have is access to an Internet cafe or a public library, and you can put your thoughts out in public. – Clay Shirky

You want to prepare your child to think as they get older. You want them to be critical in their judgments. Teaching a child, by your example, that there’s never any room for negotiating or making choices in life may suggest that you expect blind obedience, but it won’t help them, in the long run, to be discriminating in choices and thinking. – Lawrence Balter

You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. – Zig Ziglar

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. – Maya Angelou

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. – Buddha

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha

You’re not defined by your past; you’re prepared by it. You’re stronger, more experienced, and you have greater confidence. – Joel Osteen

You’re sitting at home in a cast or a boot and it’s tough, because all you’ve got is negative thoughts going through your head. Once you start to move and run a little bit, the confidence comes back, and then it’s just a matter of time before you come back to be yourself. – Rodney Hood

Your brain sends out vibrations all the time, and your thoughts affect your life and other people’s. They pick up these thoughts and get changed by them. That’s why, say, a pacifist gets caught up in a riot situation. It’s a field of vibrations – you can ‘feel’ someone else’s thoughts when close to them. – Bruce Lipton

Your hands, your eyes, your voice, your thoughts are your servants. – Loretta Young

Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person. – Derek Jeter

Your mind can be either your prison or your palace. What you make it is yours to decide – Bernard Kelvin Clive

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. – Anonymous

Your mind is a ship; it can sail across the universe as long as you don’t allow negative thoughts to sink it. – Matshona Dhliwayo

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. – Kahlil Gibran

Your positive energy leaves a powerful impression on the world. – Gabby Bernstein

Your thoughts greatly influence how you feel and behave. In fact, your inner monologue has a tendency to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. – Amy Morin

Your unique creative talents and abilities are flowing through you and are being expressed in deeply satisfying ways. Your creativity is always in demand. – Louise Hay

Your way of thinking affects your life very deeply. So think positive and be positive. – Anurag Prakash Ray

You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down – Charlie Chaplin

‘Zara Thehro’ stemmed from a thought of marrying two separate thoughts – musical and conceptual. – Amaal Mallik

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes. – Alan Watt

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Thought Quotes From Wikiquote

  • Upon the cunning loom of thought
    We weave our fancies, so and so.

    • Thomas Bailey Aldrich, “Cloth of Gold”, line 3, in The Ballad of Babie Bell and Other Poems (New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1856), p. 19
  • Sempre il miglior non è il parer primiero.
    • First thoughts are not always the best.
      • Vittorio Alfieri, Don Garzia, III, 1; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Thought is something limitless and independent, and has been mixed with no thing but is alone by itself. … What was mingled with it would have prevented it from having power over anything in the way in which it does. … For it is the finest of all things and the purest.
    • Anaxagoras, Fragment B12, in Jonathan Barnes, Early Greek Philosophy (1984), p. 190.
  • There are no dangerous thoughts for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise.
    • Hannah Arendt, interview with Roger Errera (October 1973), broadcast on Un Certain Regard (6 July 1974), ORTF TV, France. Published as “The Last Interview” in the Hannah Arendt Newsletter #2 (December 1999) and Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (Brooklyn: Melvin House, 2013).
    • Widely paraphrased as “There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.”
  • The kings of modern thought are dumb.
    • Matthew Arnold, Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • “I exist” does not follow from “there is a thought now.” The fact that a thought occurs at a given moment does not entail that any other thought has occurred at any other moment, still less that there has occurred a series of thoughts sufficient to constitute a single self. As Hume conclusively showed, no one event intrinsically points to any other. We infer the existence of events which we are not actually observing, with the help of general principle. But these principles must be obtained inductively. By mere deduction from what is immediately given we cannot advance a single step beyond. And, consequently, any attempt to base a deductive system on propositions which describe what is immediately given is bound to be a failure.
    • Alfred Jules Ayer, in Language, Truth, and Logic (1936), p. 47
  • Think about the great thinkers of our time and those times before and in antiquity. Think about Aristotle, Plato and Socrates and Maimonides and Pythagoras, Heraclitus and Rodin and George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington and Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Edison and Oprah Winfrey and those liberation thinkers like Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth and Marcus Garvey and Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela. Think about it my brothers and sisters, Cesar Chavez and George Washington Carver and Booker T Washington, Adam Clayton Powell ectera. Think about them! They were [thinkers]. Pitful our generation and our people today. Here it is 2008, and we’re worse off now than we’ve ever been because our young people do not have the ability to — Think about it! How pitiful we are, here they are on drugs, on heroin, on cocaine, alcoholics. Here they are at the disposal of these kingpins and ectera, because they can’t. Here they are making gangs families because they can’t.
    • Archbishop LeRoy Bailey, Sr., in a sermon entitled “An Abundant Overflowing Thought” (24 Feburary 2008)
  • Great thoughts, like great deeds, need
    No trumpet.

    • Philip James Bailey, Festus (1813), scene Home
  • The immense majority of individuals, not only among the ignorant masses but also among the civilized and privileged classes, think and want only what everybody else around them thinks and wants. They doubtlessly believe that they think for themselves, but they are only slavishly repeating by rote, with slight modifications, the thoughts and aims of the other conformists which they imperceptibly absorb. This servility, this routine, this perennial absence of the will to revolt and this lack of initiative and independence of thought are the principle causes for the slow, desolate historical development of humanity.
    • Mikhail Bakunin, “Man, Society, and Freedom” (1871)
  • And thus daily, and month by month, and year by year, he will work at his mind, training it in these consecutive habits of thought, and he will learn to choose that of which he thinks; he will no longer allow thoughts to come and go; he will no longer permit a thought to grip him and hold him; he will no longer let a thought come into the mind and fix itself there and decline to be evicted; he will be master within his own house… he will say: “No; no such anxiety shall remain within my mind; no such thought shall have shelter within my mind; within this mind nothing stays that is not there by my choice and my invitation, and that which comes uninvited shall be turned outside the limits of my mind.
    • Annie Besant, in In the Outer Court (1895)
  • Qui sait si l’on ne verra pas que le phosphore et l’esprit vont ensemble?
    • Who knows whether it is not true that phosphorus and mind are not the same thing?
      • Henri Beyle (Stendhal), Histoire de la Peinture en Italie, Chapter XCI, p. 209. (Ed. 1854); Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Sow a thought and reap an act.
    • Quoted by G. D. Boardman, as reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage… If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
    • Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada
  • Thought is valuable in proportion as it is generative.
    • Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Caxtoniana, Essay XIV; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • The first thought is often the best.
    • Bishop Butler, Sermon on the Character of Balaam, Seventh Sermon; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • What exile from himself can flee?
    To zones, though more and more remote,
    Still, still pursues, where’er I be,
    The blight of life—the demon Thought.

    • Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, To Inez, Canto I (1812), Stanza 84, line 6
  • I stood
    Among them, but not of them: in a shroud
    Of thoughts which were not their thoughts.

    • Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto III (1816), Stanza 113
  • Whatsoe’er thy birth,
    Thou wert a beautiful thought and softly bodied forth.

    • Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto IV (1818), Stanza 115
  • The power of Thought,—the magic of the Mind!
    • Lord Byron, The Corsair (1814), Canto I, Stanza 8
  • Nay, in every epoch of the world, the great event, parent of all others, is it not the arrival of a Thinker in the world?
    • Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship (1840), Lecture I
  • Thought once awakened does not again slumber.
    • Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship (1840), Lecture I
  • My thoughts ran a wool-gathering.
    • Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (1605-15), Part II, Chapter LVII
  • There is a thought that stops thought. That is the only thought that ought to be stopped.
    • G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy (1908), Chapter III
  • With curious art the brain, too finely wrought,
    Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.

    • Charles Churchill, Epistle to William Hogarth, line 645; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Cujusvis hominis est errare; nullius, nisi insipientis, in errore perseverare. Posteriores enim cogitationes (ut aiunt) sapientiores solent esse.
    • Any man may make a mistake; none but a fool will stick to it. Second thoughts are best as the proverb says.
      • Cicero, Philippicæ, XII. 2; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Old things need not be therefore true,
    O brother men, nor yet the new;
    Ah! still awhile the old thought retain,
    And yet consider it again!

    • Arthur Hugh Clough, Ah, yet Consider it Again; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90.
  • Perhaps ’tis pretty to force together
    Thoughts so all unlike each other;
    To mutter and mock a broken charm,
    To dally with wrong that does no harm.

    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christabel (c. 1797-1801, published 1816). Conclusion to Part II
  • Reader! — You have been bred in a land abounding with men, able in arts, learning, and knowledges manifold, this man in one, this in another, few in many, none in all. But there is one art, of which every man should be’master, the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all? In like manner, there is one knowledge, which it is every man’s interest and duty to acquire, namely, self-knowledge: or to what end was man alone, of all animals, endued by the Creator with the faculty of self-consciousness?
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Aids to Reflection (1854), p. xlvii
  • The Master [Confucius] said, “If one learns from others but does not think, one is still at a loss. If, on the other hand, one thinks but does not learn from others, one is in peril.
    • Confucius, The Analects (475 BC – 221 BC), II, 15
  • Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. When the Master was told of this, he commented, “Twice is quite enough.”
    • Confucius, The Analects (475 BC – 221 BC), V, 20
  • The Master said, “I once spent all day thinking without taking food and all night thinking without going to bed, but I found that I gained nothing from it. It would have been better for me to have spent the time in learning.”
    • Confucius, The Analects (475 BC – 221 BC), XV, 31
  • In indolent vacuity of thought.
    • William Cowper, The Task (1785), Book IV. The Winter Evening, line 297
  • Today, large sections of mankind, for the first time in history, are beginning to think, truly to think for themselves; to actually use the energy of mind and make conscious choices and decisions. Up to now, mankind as a whole simply reacted. Thinking is something, as we know, which is entirely different. The masses of mankind are beginning to think – politically, economically – they are beginning to take decisions along these lines, and no longer simply respond emotionally to some teacher or some leader. This is new.
    In Atlantean days mankind did not think at all. Only the most advanced Atlantean man, the disciple or initiate, thought.

    • Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom (1980)
  • Modern science has been able to break down cellular structures and show that at the centre of every atom is a nucleus with electrons around it, vibrating at a specific rate, and that every atom in the universe is made in the same way. There is nothing but energy in all of the manifested universe. The difference between that totally scientific view and that which an esotericist would hold is that the esotericist goes further and says, indeed, all is energy, but energy follows thought, is acted upon by thought. Thought is the agency by which creation takes place. The Great Pyramid at Giza was created by thought. The blocks of stone were actually moved by thought. It is very simple when you understand how to do it.
    • Benjamin Creme, The Ageless Wisdom Teaching (1996)
  • So, to me how precious your thoughts are! O God, how much does the grand sum of them amount to! Were I to try to count them, they are more than even the grains of sand. I have awaked, and yet I am still with you.
    • David, Book of Psalms, 139:17-18 (NWT).
  • Chi poco pensa, molto erra.
    • He who thinks little, errs much.
    • The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (1883), XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.
  • Je pense, donc je suis.
    • Cogito ergo sum.
    • I think, therefore I am.
    • Rene Descartes, Principes de la Philosophie, I, Section VII; Cogito, ergo sum (Latin of same); Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • The ground or basis for a belief is deliberately sought and its adequacy to support the belief examined. This process is called reflective thought: it alone is truly educative in value, and it forms accordingly the principal subject of this volume.
    • John Dewey Introduction to “How We Think” 1910, Boston: D.C. Heath & Co.
  • Second thoughts, they say, are best.
    • John Dryden, The Spanish Friar, Act II, scene 2. Euripides, Hippolytus, 438; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • He trudg’d along, unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.

    • John Dryden, Cymon and Iphigenia (1700), line 84
  • No matter how much you think, you won’t know.
    Only when you stop thinking will you know.
    But still, you have to depend on thinking so as to know.

    • Ajaan Dune, Gifts He Left Behind, The Dhamma Legacy of Phra Ajaan Dune Atulo (Phra Rājavuḍḍhācariya), as compiled by Phra Rājavaraguṇa, as translated from the Thai by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu
  • However closely we may associate thought with the physical machinery of the brain, the connection is dropped as irrelevant as soon as we consider the fundamental property of thought—that it may be correct or incorrect. …that involves recognising a domain of the other type of law—laws which ought to be kept, but may be broken.
    • Arthur Eddington, Science and the Unseen World (1929)
  • For thoughts are so great—aren’t they, sir?
    They seem to lie upon us like a deep flood.

    • George Eliot, Adam Bede, Chapter VIII; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Our growing thought
    Makes growing revelation.

    • George Eliot, Spanish Gypsy (1868), Book II; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson, Conduct of LifeFate; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world, alters the world.
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson, EssaysOf Politics; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims (1876), Progress of Culture
  • Thought is the seed of action; but action is as much its second form as thought is its first.
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Art”, in Society and Solitude (1870)
  • Be not troubled by the wanderings of your imagination which you cannot restrain. How often do we wander through the fear of wandering and the regret that we have done so. What would you say of a traveler who, instead of constantly advancing in his journey, should employ his time in anticipating the falls he might suffer, or in weeping over the place where one had happened?
    • François Fénelon; reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 582
  • So here is your definition of thinking. It is the manipulation of memories.
    • Rudolf Flesch, The Art of Clear Thinking (1951), concluding sentences of ch. 1. New York: Collier Books, 1962, p. 23
  • Our first principles, our basic ideas, are those most intimately tied up with our personality, with the emotional make-up we have inherited or acquired. Detached, impersonal thinking is almost impossible; it hardly ever happens.
    • Rudolf Flesch, The Art of Clear Thinking (1951), ch. 21. New York: Collier Books, 1962, p. 224
  • I’ll put that in my considering cap.
    • John Fletcher, The Loyal Subject, (licensed 16 November 1618; revised c. 1633; published 1647), Act II, scene 1
  • We must free ourselves from the sacralization of the social as the only reality and stop regarding as superfluous something so essential in human life and human relations as thought.
    • Michel Foucault, “Practicing criticism, or, is it really important to think?”, interview by Didier Eribon, May 30-31, 1981, in Politics, Philosophy, Culture, ed. L. Kriztman (1988), p. 155
  • Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies.
    • Buckminster Fuller, Utopia or Oblivion : The Prospects of Humanity (1969)
  • People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
    • Buckminster Fuller, as quoted in The Peter Plan: A Proposal for Survival (1977) by Laurence J. Peter
  • We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think.
    • Buckminster Fuller, Cosmography (1992)
  • The Lecturers appointed shall be subjected to no test of any kind, and may be of any denomination, or of any religion or way of thinking, or as is sometimes said, they may be of no religion, or they may be so-called sceptics or agnostics or free-thinkers, provided only that they be reverent men, true thinkers, sincere lovers of and earnest enquirers after truth.
    • Adam Gifford, Lord Gifford, Last Will and Testament (1887)
  • Every thought willingly contemplated, ever word meaningly spoken, every action freely done, consolidates itself in the character, and will project itself onward in a permanent continuity.
    • Henry Giles; reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 582
  • [Steven Spielberg’s films] are comforting, they always give you answers and I don’t think they’re very clever answers. … The success of most Hollywood films these days is down to fact that they’re comforting. They tie things up in nice little bows and give you answers, even if the answers are stupid, you go home and you don’t have to think about it. … The great filmmakers make you go home and think about it.
    • Terry Gilliam Interview to TCM comparing the work of Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick (2009)
  • Wer kann was Dummes, wer was Kluges denken,
    Das nicht die Vorwelt schon gedacht.

    • Who can think wise or stupid things at all that were not thought already in the past.
    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, II, 2, 1; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Those who think must govern those that toil.
    • Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller (1764), line 372; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Thoughts that breathe and words that burn.
    • Thomas Gray, Progress of Poesy, III. 3, line 4; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Their own second and sober thoughts.
    • Matthew Henry, Exposition. Job VI. 29; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • What do such machines really do? They increase the number of things we can do without thinking. Things we do without thinking — there’s the real danger.
    • Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
  • I say that conceit is just as natural a thing to human minds as a centre is to a circle. But little-minded people’s thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes’ conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve. An arc in the movement of a large intellect does not sensibly differ from a straight line. Even if it have the third vowel [‘I’, the first-person pronoun] as its centre, it does not soon betray it. The highest thought, that is, is the most seemingly impersonal; it does not obviously imply any individual centre.
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858), Chapter I
  • A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858), Chapter I
  • Why can’t somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks?
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast Table (1859), Chapter VI
  • Every man who speaks out loud and clear is tinting the “Zeitgeist.” Every man who expresses what he honestly thinks is true is changing the Spirit of the Times. Thinkers help other people to think, for they formulate what others are thinking. No person writes or thinks alone—thought is in the air, but its expression is necessary to create a tangible Spirit of the Times.
    • Elbert Hubbard, Pig-Pen PeteThe Bee; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Descartes was far more subtle about mind-and-body interactions than many crude commentators admit, but he was right that thoughts don’t seem to take up any room, not even in one’s head. What are they? No one knows. No one really knows what a thought is. It must involve the chemicals and the synapses, of course, but how do the words and pictures come into it?
    • Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World (2014), “Harriet Burden: Notebook T”. London: Sceptre, 2014, p. 356
  • Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
    • Aldous Huxley, in “Wordsworth in the Tropics”, in Do What You Will (1929)
  • Today’s banalities apparently gain in profundity if one states that the wisdom of the past, for all its virtues, belongs to the past. The arrogance of those who come later preens itself with the notion that the past is dead and gone. … The modern mind can no longer think thought, only can locate it in time and space. The activity of thinking decays to the passivity of classifying.
    • Russell Jacoby, Social Amnesia (1975), p. 1
  • My thoughts and I were of another world.
    • Ben Jonson, Every Man Out of His Humour, Act III, scene 3; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one.
    • Samuel Johnson, reported in Boswell’s Life of Johnson (1770)
  • Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one’s intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence!
    • Immanuel Kant, “What is Enlightenment” (1784)
  • Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose,
    Flushing his brow.

    • John Keats, The Eve of St. Agnes, Stanza 16; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • All of this may seem pretty obvious when you step back and think about it, but most people don’t step back and think about it.
    • Jonah Keri, Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong (2007), p. 249
  • All existential problems are passionate problems, for when existence is interpenetrated with reflection, it generates passion. To think about existential problems in such a way as to leave out the passion is tantamount to not thinking about them at all, since it is to forget the point, which is that the thinker himself is an existing individual.
    • Søren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, p. 313
  • The history of human thought recalls the swinging of a pendulum which takes centuries to swing. After a long period of slumber comes a moment of awakening. Then thought frees herself from the chains with which those interested — rulers, lawyers, clerics — have carefully enwound her.
    She shatters the chains. She subjects to severe criticism all that has been taught her, and lays bare the emptiness of the religious, political, legal, and social prejudices amid which she has vegetated. She starts research in new paths, enriches our knowledge with new discoveries, creates new sciences.

    • Peter Kropotkin, in Anarchist Morality (1890)
  • It is amazing how much a thought expands and refines by being put into speech: I should think it could hardly know itself.
    • Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality (1831), Vol. II, Chapter 14
  • [T]hought is so little incompatible with organized matter, that it seems to be one of its properties on a par with electricity, the faculty of motion, impenetrability, extentension, etc.
    • Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Man a Machine (1747)
  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.
    • Walter Lippmann, The Stakes of Diplomacy (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915), p. 51
  • The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have, and therefore should be secured, because they seldom return again.
    • John Locke, letter to Mr. Samuel Bold, May 16, 1699; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Drift-WoodTable-Talk; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • The surest pledge of a deathless name
    Is the silent homage of thoughts unspoken.

    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herons of Elmwood, Stanza 9; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • My own thoughts
    Are my companions.

    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Masque of Pandora, Part III, Tower of Prometheus on Mount Caucasus; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Thoughts so sudden, that they seem
    The revelations of a dream.

    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Prelude to Tales of a Wayside Inn, Part I, line 233; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • All thoughts that mould the age begin
    Deep down within the primitive soul.

    • James Russell Lowell, An Incident in a Railroad Car; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • A penny for your thought.
    • John Lyly, Euphues. Swift, Polite Conversation, Introduction; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • In class society, everyone lives as a member of a particular class, and every kind of thinking, without exception, is stamped with the brand of a class.
    • Mao Zedong, Quotations from Chairman Mao, Chapter 2
  • Annihilating all that’s made
    To a green thought in a green shade.

    • Andrew Marvell, The Garden. Translated; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • No brain is stronger than its weakest think.
    • Thomas L. Masson, Laughs (1926), p. 167
  • Grand Thoughts that never can be wearied out,
    Showing the unreality of Time.

    • Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton), Sonnet To Charles Lamb; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Thoughts that voluntary move
    Harmonious numbers.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book III, line 37
  • What is the difference between merely knowing (or remembering, or memorizing) and understanding? We all agree that to understand something, we must know what it means… A thing or idea seems meaningful only when we have several different ways to represent it–different perspectives and different associations. Then we can turn it around in our minds, so to speak: however it seems at the moment, we can see it another way and we never come to a full stop. In other words, we can ‘think’ about it. If there were only one way to represent this thing or idea, we would not call this representation thinking.
    • Marvin Minsky, “Music, Mind, and Meaning” (1981)
  • Most of the time you’re better off to think whatever you want to, bite your tongue and keep it to yourself. Other times, if you don’t, it may cost you dearly to say it aloud.
    • Roger Willis Mitchell, Sr., Trooper Tales: Plus Other Bizarre, Odd and Funny Stories (2003), p. 52
  • Ohne Phosphor kein Gedanke.
    • No thought without phosphorus.
    • Jacob Moleschott, Lehre der Nahrungsmittel, II. 1. 4; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • His thoughts have a high aim, though their dwelling be in the vale of a humble heart.
    • Michel de Montaigne; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment, but not in matters of conscience. In matters of duty, first thoughts are commonly best. They have more in them of the voice of God.
    • John Henry Newman, Parochial and Plain Sermons: Volume IV (1838), Sermon 2
  • For it is the same thing that can be thought and that can be.
    • Parmenides frag. B 3, quoted by Plotinus, Enneads V, i.8
  • In human affairs, all that endures is what men think.
    • Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine (1943)
  • Man is but a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
    • Blaise Pascal, Thoughts, Chapter II. 10; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this.All our dignity consists then in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor to think well; this is the principle of morality.
    • Blaise Pascal, Pensées, #347, W. F. Trotter, trans. (New York: 1958)
  • Thought can wing its way
    Swifter than lightning-flashes or the beam
    That hastens on the pinions of the morn.

    • James Gates Percival, “Sonnet”, Clio, No. I (1822), p. 30
  • “You damn sadist!” said mr. cummings,
    “you try to make people think.”

    • Ezra Pound, The Cantos, Canto 89 (1956)
  • As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
    • Proverbs, XXIII. 7; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Gaily I lived as ease and nature taught,
    And spent my little life without a thought,
    And am amazed that Death, that tyrant grim,
    Should think of me, who never thought of him.

    • Abbé Regnier; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • The book of new discoveries and the light of daring is open before humanity, and you have already heard about the approach of the New Era. Every epoch has its Call, and the calling foundation of the New Era will be the power of thought. That is why we call you to understand the great significance of creative thought, and the first step in this direction will be the opening of consciousness, freedom from all prejudices and from all tendentiousness and forced concepts.
    Let us glance at the entire immensity of the night sky. In our thoughts let us fly over the innumerable worlds and the hidden depths of infinite space. Thought in its substance is infinite, and only our consciousness attempts to limit it. Therefore, without delay, let us start the next step—broadening of consciousness.
    The most ancient wisdom of India says: “Thought is the primary source of world creation.” The Great Buddha pointed out the meaning of thought which builds our essence. He taught his pupils to broaden their consciousness. Lao Tze, Confucius, Christ —all Teachers of spirit and great thinkers taught the same thing.

    • Helena Roerich in Letters of Helena Roerich, Volume I: 1929-1935 (1940)
  • The Great Plato said: “Thoughts rule the world.” And modern scientists, as for instance Professor Compton, have expressed the probability of an active, rational force in every phenomenon of nature, and of the influence of thought upon matter. He concludes with the following remarkable words: “Possibly the thoughts of men are the most important factors in the world.” With such broad understanding let us become acquainted with the history of the development of thought. Putting aside all prejudices of place, time and nationality, we, like the bees, shall collect the precious honey of human creative thought! After placing into the foundation the powerful achievements of those great creators who molded our consciousness, let us begin the third step—the development of our own thought, our own creativeness; and from the new combinations we shall hew sparks of the fire of thought, this crown of the Universe.
    • Helena Roerich in Letters of Helena Roerich, Volume I: 1929-1935 (1940)
  • Let us remember that a thinking being is never lonely because thought is his greatest magnet and brings similar response from space. Therefore, if we want to receive a beautiful answer we should send into vibrating space our striving thoughts saturated with the pure fire of the heart; only the thought which is spiritualized by striving, nourished by the heart, can create and attract as a powerful magnet. Thought without the striving and flaming quality is sterile. Thus, let us long for knowledge, for broad thoughts, and in our striving we shall dare, as only daring thought molds new ways.
    • Helena Roerich in Letters of Helena Roerich, Volume I: 1929-1935 (1940)
  • We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think — in fact they do so.
    • Bertrand Russell, The ABC of Relativity (1925), p. 166
  • Sweetest mother, I can weave no more to-day,
    For thoughts of him come thronging,
    Him for whom my heart is longing—
    For I know not where my weary fingers stray.

    • Sappho, Fragment. J. S. Easby-Smith’s translation; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • At Learning’s fountain it is sweet to drink,
    But ’tis a nobler privilege to think.

    • John Godfrey Saxe, The Library; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error. Satisfied if they themselves can escape from the hard labour of thought, they willingly abandon to others the guardianship of their thoughts.
    • Friedrich Schiller, The Aesthetic Education of Man, Eighth Letter
  • Es lebt ein anders denkendes Geschlecht!
    • There lives a race which otherwise does think.
    • Friedrich Schiller, Wilhelm Tell, II. 1. 206; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • It is what a man has thought out directly for himself that alone has true value. Thinkers may be classed as follows: those who, in the first place, think for themselves, and those who think directly for others. The former thinkers are the genuine, they think for themselves in both senses of the word; they are the true philosophers; they alone are in earnest. Moreover, the enjoyment and happiness of their existence consist in thinking. The others are the sophists; they wish to seem, and seek their happiness in what they hope to get from other people; their earnestness consists in this.
    • Arthur Schopenhauer, “Thinking for Oneself,” H. Dirks, trans.
  • The characteristic sign of a mind of the highest standard is the directness of its judgment. Everything it utters is the result of thinking for itself; this is shown everywhere in the way it gives expression to its thoughts. Therefore it is, like a prince, an imperial director in the realm of intellect. All other minds are mere delegates, as may be seen by their style, which has no stamp of its own.Hence every true thinker for himself is so far like a monarch; he is absolute, and recognises nobody above him. His judgments, like the decrees of a monarch, spring from his own sovereign power and proceed directly from himself. He takes as little notice of authority as a monarch does of a command; nothing is valid unless he has himself authorised it. On the other hand, those of vulgar minds, who are swayed by all kinds of current opinions, authorities, and prejudices, are like the people which in silence obey the law and commands.
    • Arthur Schopenhauer, “Thinking for Oneself,” H. Dirks, trans.
  • Still are the thoughts to memory dear.
    • Walter Scott, Rokeby, Canto I, Stanza 33.; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Learning to see the structures within which we operate begins a process of freeing ourselves from previously unseen forces and ultimately mastering the ability to work with them and change them.
    • Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline (1990)
  • We never think entirely alone; we think in company, in a vast collaboration; we work with the workers of the past and of the present.
    • Antonin Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life (1920), translated by Mary Ryan. Cork: The Mercier Press, 1948, p. 106
  • Thinking is conceiving what is.
    • Antonin Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life (1920), translated by Mary Ryan. Cork: The Mercier Press, 1948, p. 146
  • Ah! comme vous dites, il faut glisser sur bien des pensées, et ne faire pas semblant de les voir.
    • Ah! as you say, we should slip over many thoughts and act as though we did not perceive them.
    • Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Lettres, 70; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Men’s first thoughts in this matter are generally better than their second; their natural notions better than those refin’d by study, or consultation with casuists.
    • Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, CharacteristicsEssay on The Freedom of Wit and Humour, Sect. I; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • But now behold,
    In the quick forge and working-house of thought,
    How London doth pour out her citizens!

    • William Shakespeare, Henry V (c. 1599), Act V. Prologue, line 22
  • My thoughts are whirled like a potter’s wheel.
    • William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I (c. 1588-90), Act I, scene 5, line 19
  • A maiden hath no tongue but thought.
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (late 1590s), Act III, scene 2, line 8
  • Thought is free.
    • William Shakespeare; Maria, in Twelfth Night, Act I, scene 3, line 69
  • A thought by thought is piled, till some great truth
    Is loosened, and the nations echo round,
    Shaken to their roots, as do the mountains now.

    • Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound (1820), Act II, scene 3
  • Come near me! I do weave
    A chain I cannot break—I am possest
    With thoughts too swift and strong for one lone human breast.

    • Percy Bysshe Shelley, Revolt of Islam, Canto IX, Stanza 33; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts.
    • William Shenstone, Detached Thoughts on Men and Manners; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Strange thoughts beget strange deeds.
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Cenci (1819), Act IV, scene 4
  • High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.
    • Sir Philip Sidney, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (1580) as cited from the edition of Maurice Evans (1977)
  • They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
    • Sir Philip Sidney, The Arcadia, Book I; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • If I could think how these my thoughts to leave,
    Or thinking still, my thoughts might have good end:
    If rebel sense would reason’s law receive;
    Or reason foil’d would not in vain contend:
    Then might I think what thoughts were best to think:
    Then might I wisely swim, or gladly sink.

    • Sir Philip Sidney, Sonnet; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • We think so because all other people think so;
    Or because—or because—after all, we do think so;
    Or because we were told so, and think we must think so;
    Or because we once thought so, and think we still think so;
    Or because, having thought so, we think we will think so.

    • Henry Sidgwick (1838 – 1900) . Lines which came to him in his sleep. Referred to by Dr. William Osler, Harveian Oration, given in the South Place Magazine (Feb., 1907). Quote reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 419-23. Quote reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 419-23.
  • Oh, the fetterless mind! how it wandereth free
    Through the wildering maze of Eternity!

    • Henry Smith, Thought; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Thinking is but an idle waste of thought,
    And naught is everything, and everything is naught.

    • Horace and James Smith, Rejected Addresses, Cui Bono? (Imitation of Byron); Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • I never could find any man who could think for two minutes together.
    • Sydney Smith, Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy, delivered at the Royal Institute, 1804–1806, Lecture XIX: “On the Conduct of the Understanding — Part 2”. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans (1850), p. 280
  • Quick thinkers are not safe ones.
    • Sophocles, Chorus in Oedipus Rex
  • Thought can never be compared with action, but when it awakens in us the image of truth.
    • Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, Germany, Part I, Chapter VIII; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Unreason and anti-intellectualism abominate thought. Thinking implies disagreement; and disagreement implies nonconformity; and nonconformity implies heresy; and heresy implies disloyalty—so, obviously, thinking must be stopped.
    • Adlai Stevenson, A Call to Greatness (1954), p. 99
  • Every man has some peculiar train of thought which he falls back upon when he is alone. This, to a great degree, moulds the man.
    • Dugald Stewart; reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 581
  • Time to me this truth has taught,
    (‘Tis a treasure worth revealing)
    More offend from want of thought
    Than from any want of feeling.

    • Charles Swain, Want of Thought; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • What a man thinks in his spirit in the world, that he does after his departure from the world when he becomes a spirit.
    • Emanuel Swedenborg, Divine Providence, 101; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Though man a thinking being is defined,
    Few use the grand prerogative of mind.
    How few think justly of the thinking few!
    How many never think, who think they do.

    • Jane Taylor, Essays in RhymeOn Morals and MannersPrejudice, Essay I, Stanza 45; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • In matters of conscience that is the best sense which every wise man takes in before he hath sullied his understanding with the designs of sophisters and interested persons.
    • Jeremy Taylor, Ductor Dubitantium (Rule of Conscience) (1660), Book I, Chapter I. Rule VI
  • And Thought leapt out to wed with Thought,
    Ere Thought could wed itself with Speech.

    • Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849), Part XXIII, Stanza 4
  • Large elements in order brought,
    And tracts of calm from tempest made,
    And world-wide fluctuation sway’d,
    In vassal tides that follow’d thought.

    • Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849), CXII, Stanza 4
  • Yet I doubt not thro’ the ages one increasing purpose runs,
    And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.

    • Alfred Tennyson, Locksley Hall (1835, published 1842), Stanza 69
  • I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers. Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of life-energy. I never paid such a price. On the contrary, I have thrived on my thoughts.
    • Nikola Tesla My Inventions 1919
  • To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.
    • Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1966 [1854]), chapter 2, p. 116–17
  • “I cannot live with myself any longer.” This was the thought that kept repeating itself in my mind. Then suddenly I became aware of what a peculiar thought it was. “Am I one or two? If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me: the ‘I’ and the ‘self’ that ‘I’ cannot live with.” “Maybe,” I thought, “only one of them is real.”
    • Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (1997)
  • Thinking has become a disease. Disease happens when things get out of balance… The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly – you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.
    • Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (1997) p. 16
  • Just because you can solve a crossword puzzle or build an atom bomb doesn’t mean that you use your mind. Just as dogs love to chew bones, the mind loves to get its teeth into problems. That’s why it does crossword puzzles and builds atom bombs. You have no interest in either. Let me ask you this: can you be free of your mind whenever you want to? Have you found the “off” button?… You mean stop thinking altogether? No, I can’t, except maybe for a moment or two… Then the mind is using you. You are unconsciously identified with it, so you don’t even know that you are its slave. It’s almost as if you were possessed without knowing it, and so you take the possessing entity to be yourself. The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the possessing entity – the thinker. Knowing this enables you to observe the entity.
    • Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (1997) p. 16
  • The good news is that you can free yourself from your mind. This is the* only true liberation. You can take the first step right now. Start listening to the voice in your head as often as you can… When you listen to that voice, listen to it impartially. That is to say, do not judge. Do not judge or condemn what you hear, for doing so would mean that the same voice has come in again through the back door. You’ll soon realize: there is the voice, and here I am listening to it, watching it. This I am realization, this sense of your own presence, is not a thought. It arises from beyond the mind…
    When you listen to a thought, you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as the witness of the thought. A new dimension of consciousness has come in.

    • Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (1997) p. 17
  • I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. When you look at a tree, you are aware of the tree. When you have a thought or feeling, you are aware of that thought or feeling. When you have a pleasurable or painful experience, you are aware of that experience. These seem to be true and obvious statements. Yet if you look at them very closely, you will find that in a subtle way their very structure contains a fundamental illusion, an illusion which is unavoidable when you use language. Thought and language create an apparent duality and a separate person where there is none. The truth is you are not somebody who is aware of the tree, the thought, feeling or experience. You are the awareness or consciousness in and by which those things appear. As you go about your life, can you be aware of yourself as the awareness in which the entire content of your life unfolds?
    • Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks (2003)
  • There is an aliveness in you that you can feel with your Being, not just in the head. Every cell is alive in that presence in which you don’t need to think. Yet, in that state, if thought is required for some practical purpose, it is there. The mind can still operate, and it operated beautifully when the greater intelligence that you are uses it and expresses itself through it.
    • Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks (2003)
  • Many people live with a tormentor in their head that continuously attacks and punishes them and drains them of vital energy. It is the cause of untold misery and unhappiness, as well as of disease. The good news is that you can free yourself from your mind. This is the only true liberation. You can take the first step right now. Start listening to the voice in your head as often as you can. Pay particular attention to any repetitive thought patterns, those old gramophone records that have been playing in your head perhaps for many years. This is what I mean by “watching the thinker,” which is another way of saying: listen to the voice in your head, be there as the witnessing presence. When you listen to that voice, listen to it impartially. That is to say, do not judge. Do not judge or condemn what you hear, for doing so would mean that the same voice has come in again through the back door. You’ll soon realize: there is the voice, and here I am listening to it, watching it. This I am realization, this sense of your own presence, is not a thought. It arises from beyond the mind.
    • Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, p. 17, (2005)
  • The predominance of mind is no more than a stage in the evolution of consciousness. We need to go on to the next stage now as a matter of urgency; otherwise, we will be destroyed by the mind, which has grown into a monster. I will talk about this in more detail later. Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought. Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. In the enlightened state, you still use your thinking mind when needed, but in a much more focused and effective way than before.
    • Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose,(Full text) p. 20, (2005)
  • Philosophers have calculated the difference of velocity between sound and light: but who will attempt to calculate the difference between speech and thought!
    • John Horne Tooke, Epea Pteroenta, or, The Diversions of Purley p. 15
  • There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a Dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And You are but a Thought — a vagrant Thought, a useless Thought, a homeless Thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities.
    • Satan, Mark Twain The Mysterious Stranger
  • And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
    Call to the soul when man doth sleep,
    So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted themes,
    And into glory peep.

    • Henry Vaughan, They are all gone into the World of Light, Stanza 7; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Lorsqu’une pensée est trop faible pour porter une expression simple, c’est la marque pour la rejeter.
    • When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it is a proof that it should be rejected.
    • Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues, Reflexions, III; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Les grandés pensées viennent du cœur.
    • Great thoughts come from the heart.
    • Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues, Maxim 127 in Reflexions, CXXVII; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90.
    • This can be compared with “High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy”, Sir Philip Sidney, Defence of Poesy (1581, published 1595).
  • His high-erected thoughts look’d down upon
    The smiling valley of his fruitful heart.

    • Daniel Webster, A Monumental Column; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle—they are strictly limited in number, they require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.
    • Alfred North Whitehead, An Introduction to Mathematics (1911), ch. 5
  • We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
    • Alfred North Whitehead, “The Education of an Englishman”, in The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 138 (1926), p. 192
  • It seems that thought itself has a power for which it has never been given credit.
    • Colin Wilson in Frankenstein’s Castle, p. 16 (1980)
  • But hushed be every thought that springs
    From out the bitterness of things.

    • William Wordsworth, Elegiac Stanzas. Addressed to Sir G. H. B; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Yet, sometimes, when the secret cup
    Of still and serious thought went round,
    It seemed as if he drank it up,
    He felt with spirit so profound.

    • William Wordsworth, Matthew; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof
    That they wore born for immortality.

    • William Wordsworth, SonnetOn King’s College Chapel, Cambridge; Reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90
  • Knocks at our hearts, and finds our thoughts at home.
    • Edward Young, Love of Fame (1725-28), Satire I, line 99

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