Quotations on Thoughts

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The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Men, Ideas, Thoughts, Destruction)

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

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.
- James Allen
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: God, Thoughts, Deeds, Harvest, Man, Will, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Thoughts, Result)

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
(Keywords: Love, Travel, Thoughts, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
- James Lane Allen
(Keywords: Work, Thoughts, Results, Right, 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
(Keywords: Government, Nature, Time, Opportunity, Thoughts, Land, Study)

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

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
(Keywords: Experience, Thoughts, Vision, Light, Mind)

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

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Soul, Character, Thoughts, Mind, Will)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Thoughts, Focus, Sun)

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
(Keywords: People, Thoughts, Being, May, Thinking, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Imagination, Ideas, Thoughts, Body, Mind, Will)

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

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
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Thoughts, Will)

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.
- William Blake
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, People, Thoughts, Values, Deeds)

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Thoughts, Country)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Ideas, Thoughts, Artists, Being, Sharing, Thinking)

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
(Keywords: Work, Thoughts, Spirits)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Heart, Inspiration, Thoughts, Being, Mind, Succeed, Will)

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

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
(Keywords: Soul, Friend, Thoughts, Self)

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



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