Quotes and Sayings about Thoughts



"True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Thoughts)

"To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Thoughts, Evil)

"A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

"First thoughts are not always the best."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Thoughts, First)

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Allen
(Related: Thoughts, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results."
- James Allen
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Results, Right)

"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."
- James Allen
(Related: God, Thoughts, Deeds, Harvest, Man, Will, Wrong)

"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit."
- James Allen
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Thoughts, Man, Will)

"All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts."
- James Allen
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Result)

"All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Result)

"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Love, Travel, Thoughts, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Thoughts, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Results, Right, Will)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Vision, Desire, Environment, May, Present, Results, Will)

"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
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, Opportunity, Thoughts, Land, Study)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Fatigue, Recycling)

"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
(Related: Time, Health, Thoughts, Day, Events, Moods, Sight)

"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
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Beginning, Man, World)

"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
(Related: Change, Faith, War, Trust, People, Hope, Thoughts, Ideology)

"There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Thoughts, Thinking)

"High thoughts must have high language."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Thoughts, Language)

"Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot. I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Thoughts, Day, Friends, Sound)

"Final thoughts are so, you know, final. Let's call them closing words."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"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
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Vision, Light, Mind)

"Your life is what your thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Quality, Virtue, Care)

"The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Change, Thoughts, Universe)

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Soul, Thoughts)

"The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Universe)

"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
(Related: Soul, Character, Thoughts, Mind, Will)

"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Future, Now, Past, Present)

"All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Thought, Action, Thoughts, Results)

"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Habits, Influence, Obedience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Words)

"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
(Related: Time, Heart, Thoughts, Deeds, Years)

"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
(Related: Life, God, Thought, Thoughts, Act, Deeds, Heaven, Man, Mind)

"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
(Related: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

"The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates other scientists' thoughts."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Thoughts, Facts, Scientists)

"It is safe to make a choice of your thoughts, scarcely ever safe to express them all."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Thoughts, Choice)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Chance, Earth, Fancy, Feeling)

"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
(Related: Time, Work, Character, Thoughts, Day, End, Excess, Leisure, Perspective)

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Focus, Sun)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, First, Old, Song, Years)

"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
(Related: People, Thoughts, Being, May, Thinking, Want)

"Other clubs never came into my thoughts once I knew Arsenal wanted to sign me."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Time, Thoughts, Emotion, Now, Right, Will)

"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
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Words)

"That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Imagination, Ideas, Thoughts, Body, Mind, Will)

"Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Action, Thoughts, Actor)

"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
(Related: People, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Life, Heart, Thoughts, Will)

"The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist."
- William Blake
(Related: Travel, Thoughts, Artist, Heaven, Man, Mind)

"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
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Difference, Reading, Spirits)

"Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Life, People, Thoughts, Values, Deeds)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Fate, Mind, Months, Poor, World)

"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Thoughts, Causes, Events, Results)

"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
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Attention, Content)

"One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"An American, a Negro... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"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
(Related: Time, Thoughts, Country)

"Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Fear, Thoughts, Worry)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Right)

"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
(Related: Time, Heart, Thoughts, Meditation, Reading)

"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
(Related: Dreams, Heart, Thoughts, Silence)

"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
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Day, Deeds, Desire, Man, Thinking, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Thoughts, Being, Trying)

"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
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Artists, Being, Sharing, Thinking)

"Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Spirits)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Excellence, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Music, People, Thoughts, Answers, Being, Content, Giving, Oneness, Sense)

"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
(Related: Heart, Inspiration, Thoughts, Being, Mind, Succeed, Will)

"Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace."
- Buddha
(Related: Peace, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Joy, Shadow)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Joy, Mind, Shadow)

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, World)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Friends, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Books, Day, Friends, Want)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Spring)

"Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Thoughts, Blessings, Infinite, Liberality, Will, Wishes)

"From heav'nly thoughts all true delight doth spring."
- Thomas Campion
(Related: Thoughts, Delight, Spring)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Beginning, Deeds)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Order)

"Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Thoughts, Man)

"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
(Related: Soul, Friend, Thoughts, Self)

"When our thoughts - which bring actions - are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Hate, Hell, Living, Will)

"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
(Related: Dreams, Men, Action, Purpose, Thoughts, Ideals, May, Spirits, Will)

"The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Sense, Writing)

"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
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Books, Talk)

"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
(Related: Father, Thoughts, Labor, Saying)

"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
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Rest)

"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
(Related: Change, Death, Time, Thoughts)

"Great thoughts come from the heart."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Heart, Thoughts)

"Clearness ornaments profound thoughts."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Experience, Character, Thoughts, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Heart, Thoughts, Animals, Consciousness, May, Mind, Project, Temptation, Writing)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Appreciation, Light, Prayer)

"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
(Related: Love, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Work, Thoughts, May)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Plagiarism, Will)

"The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large."
- Confucius
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, May, Words)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Friends, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Love, Men, Thoughts, Man, Reason, Respect)

"Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Reason, World)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Destiny, Example, Order, Past)

"Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to be, that's what they'll become for us."
- Richard Cowper
(Related: People, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)

"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
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Effect, Exercise, Gain, Solitude)

"The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Control, Thoughts, Culture)

"Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain."
- Joe Davis
(Related: Thoughts, Study)

"Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Power, Thoughts, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Heart, Thoughts, Light, Talk)

"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
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Authority, Joy, Quotations)

"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
(Related: Sympathy, Feelings, Thoughts, Habits, Nations, Poor)

"Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Thoughts, Heroes)

"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
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Children, Doubt, Magic, Will)

"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
(Related: Home, Business, Thoughts, Bed, Competition, Day, News, Thinking, Want)

"I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree."
- James Douglas
(Related: Thoughts, Living)

"Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be."
- John Dryden
(Related: Happiness, Thoughts, Care, Man, May)

"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
(Related: Anger, Thoughts, Mind, Resentment, Will)

"Words are but pictures of our thoughts."
- John Dryden
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Decisions, Self)

"There are thoughts we must not think."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: People, Thoughts, Harm, Now, Risk, Saying, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Attention, Key, Light, Self, Students)

"I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Gods, Thoughts, Rest, Want)

"Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions, Fantasy, Horror, Word)

"People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: People, Thoughts, Motives)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Television)

"Our best thoughts come from others."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Thoughts)

"Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Man, Wishes, Wood)

"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Force, Spiritual, World)

"Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark."
- Empedocles
(Related: Gods, Thoughts, Wealth, Beliefs)

"The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God."
- Euclid
(Related: Nature, God, Thoughts, Laws)

"Among mortals second thoughts are wisest."
- Euripides
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Artist, Eye, Reason)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Being, Deeds, Thinking, Words)

"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
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Danger, Mind)

"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
(Related: People, Growth, Thoughts, Aspirations, Constitution, Jobs, Nothing)

"It may be a penny for your thoughts, but it is now a quarter for your voice."
- Esther B. Fein
(Related: Thoughts, May, Now, Voice)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Order, Saying, Taste, Words)

"He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts."
- John Fletcher
(Related: Thoughts)

"Night is the mother of thoughts."
- John Florio
(Related: Mother, Thoughts, Night)

"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
(Related: Control, Thoughts, Repetition, Words)

"Those whose lives were lost on September 11 will remain in our thoughts and prayers forever."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Thoughts, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Strength, Thoughts, Language, May)

"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
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Charm, Mind)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Idea, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Past, Romantic, Words)

"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
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Answers, Play, Problems, State, Woman)

"We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Thoughts)

"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."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Thoughts, Options, Possibilities, World)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Judgment, Memory, Nothing, Order, Want)

"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Thoughts, Man)

"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Deed, Harmony, Will, Word)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Decisions, Judges, Now, Punishment, Years)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Saying, Talking, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Future, Past, Present, Will)

"All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Thought, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Action, Thoughts, Acting, Thinking, World)

"Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(Related: God, Heart, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Identity, Sense, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Heart, Ideas, Thoughts, Months, Trying)

"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Poetry, Thoughts, Words)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)

"Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Thought, Idea, Ideas, Thoughts)

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Thoughts, Eating)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Desire, Memory, Nothing, Painting, Sensations)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Habit, Thoughts, Learning, Trying, Writing)

"In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Thoughts, Conscience, First, Prudence)

"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
(Related: Wife, Thoughts, Choices, Direction)

"I have trouble voicing my thoughts... I can't communicate very well that way."
- Ayumi Hamasaki
(Related: Thoughts, Trouble)

"When we have 'second thoughts' about something, our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all - just feelings."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, First)

"I've become increasingly confidant in following intuitions ahead of thoughts as I produce more records."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: People, Thoughts, Americans, London, Terror)

"Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Thoughts, Practice)

"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
(Related: Work, Family, Ideas, Thoughts, First, State, Will)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Light, Weather)

"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."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Art, Life, Wisdom, Soul, Thoughts, Feeling, Nothing, Preparation, Thinking, Unity)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"And don't forget, a prisoner's wife must always think good thoughts."
- Nazim Hikmet
(Related: Wife, Thoughts, Forget)

"Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth."
- Aaron Hill
(Related: Thoughts, Beliefs, Consequences, Morals)

"More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Earth, Gold)

"Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Dreams, Power, Thoughts, Man, Reality)

"The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Thoughts, Blame, Grave, Light, Man, Shame)

"The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Thoughts, Mind, Old)

"Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?"
- Raymond Holliwell
(Related: Thoughts)

"Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Blood, Language)

"The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Lust, Romantic)

"Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Thoughts, Deeds, Thinking)

"Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Thoughts, Deeds, Heaven, Words)

"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
(Related: Experience, Poetry, Thoughts, Act, Memory, Skin)

"How utterly are one's best thoughts invaded by this going out in society."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Society, Thoughts)

"The omnipotence of evil has never resulted in anything but fruitless efforts. Our thoughts always escape from whoever tries to smother them."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Thoughts, Evil)

"There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Body, Moments)

"Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Thoughts, Body, Moments)

"Personality is reduced and deformed with depleted thoughts and stagnant mind."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Thoughts, Mind, Personality)

"The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Leisure)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Day, Flowers, Light, Waiting)

"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
(Related: Death, Men, Courage, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Education, Thoughts, Communication)

"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
(Related: Life, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Beliefs, Credit, Fact, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Truth, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Peace, Thoughts, Deed, Enemies, Evil, May, Pleasure, World)

"A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Thoughts)

"I don't know how to organise thoughts. I don't know how to have thoughts."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Thoughts)

"When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous, and fixated on "stuff"-negative notions, toxic relationships, and situations from the past."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Thoughts, Focus, Miscellaneous, Past, Relationships)

"Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Actions, Circumstances, Habits, Mind, Present, State, Want)

"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
(Related: Birthday, Thoughts, Care, Humanity)

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Mistake, Thoughts, Man, Wine, Words)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Ability, Drama, Language, Literature, Mind, Sermons)

"If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Eyes, Possession, Quotes)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Countries, Information, Needs, Production, Service)

"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."
- James Joyce
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Actions)

"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
(Related: Peace, Thoughts, Problems)

"Thoughts would go in and out of my mind, but I didn't want to believe that he could have done it."
- Kato Kaelin
(Related: Thoughts, Mind, Want)

"Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Thoughts, Blind, Content)

"I don't like being forced to reduce my thoughts to sound bites."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Thoughts, Being, Sound)

"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
(Related: Art, Society, Ideas, Strength, Thoughts, Fun, Joy)

"Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance."
- John Keats
(Related: Poetry, Thoughts, Remembrance)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Intellect, Mind, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Thoughts, Excess, Remembrance)

"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
(Related: People, Ideas, Thoughts, Literature, Want)

"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"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 embryo."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Nothing, Paradox, Paradoxes)

"Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Result)

"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
(Related: Life, Family, God, Thoughts, Friends, Will)

"We're animals. We're born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Thoughts, Animals)

"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
(Related: God, Religion, Thoughts, Christianity, End, Man, Projects)

"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
(Related: Art, Food, Thought, Thoughts, Being)

"Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Thoughts, Midnight, Mind)

"Just because I don't do bad things doesn't mean I don't have bad thoughts."
- Kristin Kreuk
(Related: Thoughts)

"Our thoughts fly therefore by themselves in this festive hour of our plant community, to the man whom we thank for the ressurection of our Nation: Adolf Hitler, the patron of German labour and German art."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Art, Thoughts, Community, Man)

"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
(Related: Sex, Feelings, Thoughts, Being, Rights)

"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
(Related: Change, Thoughts, Deeds)

"Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Israel, Students, University)

"My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Thoughts, Company)

"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
(Related: Music, Thoughts)

"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."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Thought, Action, Strength, Thoughts, Contradiction, Forget, Mind, Nothingness)

"I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Dreams, Thoughts, Result)

"Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Thoughts, Fleas, Man)

"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 Lee
(Related: Heart, Thoughts, Pain, Play)

"A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished."
- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
(Related: Thoughts, Man)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Feet, Scientists, Talk)

"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
(Related: Love, God, Fear, Strength, Thoughts, Confidence, Mind, Now)

"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
(Related: Genius, Ideas, Thoughts, Being, Beliefs, Habits, Old, Want)

"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Thoughts, Books, Man)

"By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law, to fix in his mind what acts, words, what thoughts or looks, shall constitute such a crime."
- Edward Livingston
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Crime, Law, Mind, President, Words)

"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
- John Locke
(Related: Men, Thought, Thoughts, Actions)

"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
(Related: Mother, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Business, Dreams, Thoughts, Man)

"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
(Related: Gratitude, People, Thoughts, Americans, Day, Forget, Independence, May)

"The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Thoughts, Mind)

"Thoughts have no sex."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Sex, Thoughts)

"Think your own thoughts."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thought, Progress, Thoughts, Freedom, Spiritual)

"You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all."
- Ramana Maharshi
(Related: Thoughts, Present, State)

"The further the music develops, the more complex the apparatus used by the composer to express his thoughts becomes."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Music, Thoughts)

"To be well turned out, a woman should turn her thoughts in."
- Mainbocher
(Related: Thoughts, Woman)

"For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Death, Love, Thoughts, Goodness, Man)

"To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man."
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Silence)

"Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Imagination, Thoughts, Limits, Possibilities)

"The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Thoughts, Today, Tomorrow)

"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"
- Bob Marley
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Vision, Hate, Jealousy, Mind, Reality, Road)

"The trick to acting is not to show off, it's to think the thoughts of the character."
- Eddie Marsan
(Related: Character, Thoughts, Acting)

"How or by what magic is it, that we convey our thoughts to one another with such case and accuracy?"
- Henry Martyn
(Related: Thoughts, Accuracy, Magic)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Behavior, Being, Communication, Defense, Language, Motives)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, First, Now, Seasons)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Freedom, Honor)

"Our thoughts create our reality - where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Thoughts, Direction, Focus, Reality)

"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
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Man, Perceptions, World)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Being, Reason, Sense, Want, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Feelings, Thoughts, Reality, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Women, Idea, Thoughts, Difference, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Light, May, Sun)

"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
(Related: Travel, Inspiration, Thoughts, Country)

"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
(Related: Inspiration, Thoughts, Country)

"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
(Related: Power, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Faith, People, Thoughts, Doubt)

"I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts, to destroy the house of my faith."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Faith, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Faith, Power, People, Control, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Fate, World)

"Beware thoughts that come in the night."
- William Least Heat Moon
(Related: Thoughts, Night)

"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
(Related: People, Opportunity, Ideas, Thoughts, World)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Deep, Memory)

"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
(Related: War, Thoughts, Kings, Possession, Universe)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Comfort, Feeling, Measure, Right, Words)

"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
(Related: Music, Hope, Thoughts, Books, Friends, Man)

"New York was breaking my concentration and disintegrating my thoughts."
- George Murray
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Attention)

"Next thing you know they'll take your thoughts away."
- Dave Mustaine
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Father, Lie, Thoughts, Hurt, Tools)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Computer)

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Results)

"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
(Related: Death, Thoughts, Existence, First, Moments, Sleep)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Conscience, Judgment)

"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Thoughts, Walking)

"Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Thoughts, Debate)

"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Shadows)

"The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Thoughts, Direction, Mind)

"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
(Related: People, Thoughts)

"If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts."
- Satchel Paige
(Related: Lie, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Act, Mind, Reflection, Thinking)

"Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Thoughts, Energy, Heaven)

"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."
- Charlie Parker
(Related: Art, Music, Experience, Wisdom, Thoughts, Man)

"Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Thoughts, Eloquence, Painting)

"Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Art, Thoughts, Chance)

"If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Thoughts, Future, Past)

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Change, Thoughts, World)

"If you're willing to put two thoughts into a picture then you're already ahead of the game."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Thoughts)

"Determine to do some thinking for yourself. Don't live entirely upon the thoughts of others. Don't be an automaton."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Thoughts, Thinking)

"We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Education, Discipline, Thoughts, Attention, Detail, Fun, Learning, Self, Students)

"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
(Related: Life, Time, Belief, Thoughts, Youth)

"The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: People, Thoughts, World)

"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
(Related: Peace, Thoughts, Right, Thinking)

"Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Thoughts, Feet)

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Thought, Negative, Thoughts)

"I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Dream, Thoughts, State, Talking, Waking)

"We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts."
- Gary Player
(Related: Success, Failure, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Death, Fear, Thoughts, Fantasy, Heroes)

"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
(Related: People, Thoughts, Interest)

"When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Marriage, Thoughts)

"I think cinema should provoke thoughts, sure, but using it as I soapbox I think is the wrong place."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Thoughts, Cinema, Wrong)

"A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts."
- Joshua Reynolds
(Related: Thoughts)

"Initially, I had two thoughts. First, this is a very large conspiracy; and second, our children in Washington. We knew there were a few unidentified planes that may have been headed for the White House or the Capitol Building."
- Mercer Reynolds
(Related: Thoughts, Building, Children, First, May, Washington)

"The fingers of your thoughts are molding your face ceaselessly."
- Charles Reznikoff
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Interest, Open)

"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
(Related: Politics, Feelings, Thoughts, Care, Childhood, World)

"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
(Related: Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Will)

"We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are."
- James Harvey Robinson
(Related: People, Thoughts, Silly)

"There is no other who experiences your thoughts or your feelings."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts)

"Your thoughts and emotions are yours alone."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Thoughts, Emotions)

"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
(Related: Mom, Son, Thoughts, Church)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Comedy)

"Most of my thoughts, you couldn't print."
- Jim Rogers
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Life, Love, God, Thoughts, Christ, Devotion, Nothing, Perfection, Sweetness)

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, Day)

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Mankind, Mind, Thoughtful)

"It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Thoughts, May)

"To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Thoughts)

"In my teaching, I enjoyed creating models to clearly communicate my thoughts."
- Erno Rubik
(Related: Thoughts, Teaching)

"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
(Related: Time, Death, Thoughts, Fate, Worship)

"Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Progress, Thoughts, Addiction, Language, Obstacles, Philosophy)

"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
(Related: God, Hope, Thoughts, Earth, Will)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Understanding, Word)

"Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Science, Religion, Thoughts, Deep, Nonsense)

"Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Order, Words)

"The universe is one of God's thoughts."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: God, Thoughts, Universe)

"Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Inspiration, Thoughts, Separation, Witty)

"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
(Related: Religion, Feelings, Enthusiasm, Thoughts, Chaos, Man, Spirit)

"Ideas are infinite, original, and lively divine thoughts."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Infinite)

"I don't think I can get into my deep inner thoughts about hitting. It's like talking about religion."
- Mike Schmidt
(Related: Religion, Thoughts, Deep, Talking)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Aspirations, Man, Will)

"Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Thoughts, Eyes)

"Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!"
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Money, People, Thoughts, Cards)

"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
(Related: Life, Truth, Thoughts, Clothes, Man)

"How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper."
- Olive Schreiner
(Related: Thoughts, Fools)

"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
(Related: Thought, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Army, Chance)

"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
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Life, God, Thoughts, Open, Will, World)

"There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy."
- Rod Serling
(Related: Thoughts, Suspicion, Weapons)

"Words without thoughts never to heaven go."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Thoughts, Heaven, Words)

"Give thy thoughts no tongue."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Thoughts, Tongue)

"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
(Related: Dance, Thoughts, Emotions, Man, Spiritual, Words)

"Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Thoughts)

"Have faith in your own thoughts."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Faith, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Accuracy, Deeds, Words)

"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."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Thoughts, Now, Reality, Right)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Speech, Style)

"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
(Related: Age, Ideas, Thoughts, Living)

"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."
- Sivananda
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Actions, Consequences, Earth, Ocean, Water)

"It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Thoughts, Divinity, Words)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Difficulty, Hardship, Inventions, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Genius, Thought, Thoughts, Old, World)

"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
(Related: Home, Time, Thoughts, Man, Slavery)

"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Thoughts, Misleading, Words)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, American, Coaching, Gold, May)

"Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Art, Thoughts, Politeness)

"Words, which are the dress of thoughts, deserve surely more care than clothes, which are only the dress of the person."
- Philip Stanhope
(Related: Thoughts, Care, Clothes, Dress, Words)

"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
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Day)

"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
(Related: Hope, Thoughts, Future, Memories, Past)

"How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Thoughts, Trifles)

"Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Thought, Thoughts)

"When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Control, Thoughts, Emotions)

"Bondage is - subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Negative, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Experience, Success, People, Attitude, Failure, Positive, Thoughts, Learning, Order)

"The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Quality, Thoughts, Language)

"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
(Related: Quality, Thoughts, Public, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Excellence, Information, Living, Programming, Thinking, Will)

"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
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Heaven)

"Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Thoughts, Disguise, Man, Speech)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Prayer, Saying)

"Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking."
- Susan Taylor
(Related: Power, Thoughts, Energy, Thinking, World)

"I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me."
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Thoughts, Wealth)

"Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Thoughts, Care, Fool, Speech, Words)

"The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Words)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Lying, Man, Pen)

"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
(Related: History, Thoughts, Books)

"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
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Deep, Earth, Mind, Will)

"Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Thoughts, Clothes, Friends, Trouble)

"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
(Related: Car, Feelings, Goals, Thoughts, Values, Balance, Emotions, Energy)

"Names are what people sometimes use to excuse their thoughts and actions towards you."
- Simon Travaglia
(Related: People, Thoughts, Actions, Names)

"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 Trogdon
(Related: Thoughts, Night, Sense)

"To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost."
- Barbara Tuchman
(Related: Thoughts, Order, Sin)

"Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Soul, Heart, Thoughts, Being, Earth, Fire, Heaven, Practice, Water)

"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
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Thoughts, Body, Light, Mind, Ocean, Sky)

"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
(Related: Time, Thoughts, Infinite, Possibilities)

"A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Thoughts, Man)

"All grand thoughts come from the heart."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Heart, Thoughts)

"Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Thoughts, Clarity)

"Great thoughts always come from the heart."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Heart, Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Greatness, Thoughts, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Travel, Thoughts, Care, Words)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Encouragement, Mission, Praise, Quick, Space)

"Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare."
- Voltaire
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, May)

"One great use of words is to hide our thoughts."
- Voltaire
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity."
- Voltaire
(Related: Thoughts, Awareness, Consciousness, Infinity, Meditation, Thinking)

"Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts."
- Voltaire
(Related: Men, Thought, Thoughts, Authority, Injustice, Speech)

"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
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Waking, Will)

"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
(Related: Fear, Action, Character, Thoughts, Mind, states)

"We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second."
- Horace Walpole
(Related: Thoughts, First)

"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."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: Policy, Thoughts, Americans, May, Soldiers, Support, Veterans, Vietnam)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Talking, Wonder, Words)

"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
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Being, Reflection)

"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
(Related: Men, Ideas, Thoughts, America, Old, Reality, Students)

"Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?"
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Thoughts, Trees)

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: People, Thoughts, Opinions, Quotation)

"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 Wiley
(Related: Thoughts, Painting)

"Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives."
- John Wilkins
(Related: Thoughts, Mind)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Dress, Now)

"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
(Related: Time, People, Thoughts, College)

"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
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Compassion, Enemies, May, Mercy, Revenge, Right, Today, Violence)

"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
(Related: God, Thoughts, Evolution, Theology)

"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
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Darkness, Despair, Grief, Mind, Sorrow)

"Whether you're a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts."
- Frederick Wiseman
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: God, Thoughts, Saying, Trying)

"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Thoughts, Eyes)

"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
(Related: Heart, Thoughts, Journey, Sadness, Support)

"To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Lie, Thoughts, Deep, Tears)

"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
(Related: People, Feelings, Thoughts, Universe)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Worth)

"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
(Related: Thoughts)

"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
(Related: Thought, People, Thoughts, Gold, Moments, Right, Thinking, Word)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Wealth, Mind, State, Thinking)

"Your hands, your eyes, your voice, your thoughts are your servants."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Thoughts, Eyes, Voice)

"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
(Related: People, Thoughts, Voice, Want)

"A million thoughts went through my mind. What little mind I have."
- Fuzzy Zoeller
(Related: Thoughts, Mind)