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)

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
(Keywords: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

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

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

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)

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

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- James Lane Allen
(Keywords: 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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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

High thoughts must have high language.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Thoughts, Day, Friends, Sound)

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

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
(Keywords: Thoughts, Future, Now, Past, Present)

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)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: Thoughts, Fate, Mind, Months, Poor, World)



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