Thought Quotes

Dale Carnegie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.


All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money.

Hermann Hesse

Not in his speech, not in his thoughts, I see his greatness, only in his actions, in his life.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Adventure begins with a thought, decision and action.

Unknown Author

Affliction caused by the tongue is worse than that caused by the strike of the blade of a sword.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Change your thought, change your mind.
Change your belief, change your action.

Laurell K. Hamilton

Accidental sex. He made it sound like I fell down, and there just happened to be an erection in the way.

Ram Mohan

Fall in love.. that is fine, but just make sure you fall deep enough to stay there forever.

Anne Brontë

All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shriveled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut.

Ram Mohan

Good and bad, right and wrong, truth and deception, it all depends on your state of mind.

Amit Kalantri

To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their
To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions.

Siri Hustvedt

Not telling is just as interesting as telling I have found. Why speech, that short verbal journey from inside to outside can be excrutiating under certain circumstances is fascinating.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

I Love You! Three words that mean nothing if not followed through with actions. It seems to be more relevant in the terms of showing verses saying. Anyone can say it, because there are different kinds of love. But, few are willing to actually show it. Saying is one thing. Living proof is another.

Stephen King

I am, when you stop to think of it, a member of a fairly select group: the final handful of American novelists who learned to read and write before they learned to eat a daily helping of video bullshit.

Cory Doctorow

Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head. And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing to do when you do as many of these other things as I do.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith! Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge!

Rodney Ulyate

You learn almost as much about a thinker from what he reads - in particular, what he likes and what he disdains - as from what he writes himself.

Ram Mohan

Never delete but save the numbers of your enemies.. so that it helps you avoid them better.

E.A. Bucchianeri

Speed is not always a constituent to great work, the process of creation should be given time and thought.

Ram Mohan

The ones who appear to be unemotional are in real the most emotional ones.

Ram Mohan

Silence is most meaningful.

Ram Mohan

If something hurts you, be happy that you have a heart that hurts.

Ram Mohan

Consider everyone trustworthy until they prove otherwise.

Ram Mohan

If you cannot value a commitment made by someone else, your own commitments lose their value too.

Ram Mohan

Two people of similar nature can never get along, it takes two opposites to harmonize.

James C Jones II

Desperation is the father of ingenuity.

Ram Mohan

People do not have the power to change situations, situations have the power to change people though.

Ryan Lilly

A product in the marketplace is the result of thought in an inner space and action more than the common place.

Ram Mohan

There are just two things that can make you famous.. being noble or notorious.. Ram Mohan
There are just two things that can make you famous.. being noble or notorious.

Amit Kalantri

I don't put my ideas in a meeting for acceptance or rejection, I put them in the market for success or failure.

Wilkie Collins

Sympathies that lie too deep for words, too deep almost for thoughts, are touched, at such times, by other charms than those which the senses feel and which the resources of expression can realise.

James A. Murphy

If you’re not doing what you want to do. However, you still think about it every day. This means you have not given up. Only you know what action will make it happen and thought is an action. Keep focusing on what you want to do and figure out how to turn your thoughts into reality…

Mohammed Ali Bapir

Let your action manifest your thought, your belief and your passion.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

The degree of your mindset will confine you - just as the breadth of your open-heartedness will set you free

Amy Leigh Mercree

A kind thought, word, or action creates infinite ripples of caring, consideration, and peace.

Vera Nazarian

The world is shaped by two things - stories told and the memories they leave behind.

Ram Mohan

Leave if you must. But leave when you are strong, not weak. Leaving should be a choice and not the only option.

Ram Mohan

After bearing the consequences of a mistake, the person either becomes a better person or completely succumbs to the atrocity.

Ram Mohan

People tend to take things spoken as a joke seriously and things spoken seriously as a joke.

Ram Mohan

Not everyone who commits a crime is a criminal.

W. Somerset Maugham

You know, there are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action.

Jean-Yves Leloup

[C]hange your thinking, your interpretation of he world, change the way you see! To change the way you see is to change the world. (50)

Mehmet Murat Ildan

A thought which is created in a second can change the thousand years of the World!

Nirav Sanchaniya

Some people don’t want to hurt your feelings.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

What you think and how you think, influences what you ink and how you ink.

Ezra Pound

If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good

Samuel Johnson

This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.

Kartik Mehta

My words are within the rimBut No rim can bind my Thought.

Nirav Sanchaniya

I Am In Love With Myself, With My Heart.

Evinda Lepins

A thought to ponder: If I couldn't use words to speak, what would my life be saying?


Love born in the brain is more spirited, doubtless, than true love, but it has only flashes of enthusiasm; it knows itself too well, it criticizes itself incessantly; so far from banishing thought, it is itself reared only upon a structure of thought.

Victor Hugo

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

Michael R. LeGault

A culture of unaccountability is a culture without incentive, and a culture without incentive is the death of critical and creative thinking.

Karen Salmonsohn

You are an unfinished work in progress. One of the good things about life's challenges: you get to find out that you're capable of being far more than you ever thought possible.

Elizabeth George

Work on what is real rather than worry about what is unreal.. Elizabeth George
Work on what is real rather than worry about what is unreal.

John O'Callaghan

Life is more fragile and precious than I can comprehend, but believe me, I'm trying.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Sitting to think of what to write will only set your ass on fire, give you headache, twist your face to look stupid, instead, walk around with a blank mind and something from somewhere will fill it up.

Phillip Gary Smith

Discovery's friend is creativity

Sol Luckman

Well, enough of this introspection. It’s depressing, quite frankly.. Sol Luckman
Well, enough of this introspection. It’s depressing, quite frankly.

Masashi Kishimoto

For awhile, I thought that was love.

Dorothy Parker

I shudder at the thought of men....
I'm due to fall in love again

Sue Grafton

Thinking is hard work, which is why you don't see many people doing it.

Pete Wentz

Sometimes when it looks like I'm deep in thought I'm just trying not to have a conversation with people.

Walt Whitman

I like the scientific spirit - the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine - it always keeps the way beyond open - always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake - after a wrong guess.

David Archuleta

I like to believe that you don't need to reach a certain goal to be happy. I prefer to think that happiness is always there, and that when things don't go the way we might like them to, it's a sign from above that something even better is right around the corner.

Byron Katie

A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.

Philip K. Dick

Everything is true,' he said. 'Everything anybody has ever thought.'

'Will you be all right?'

'I'll be all right,' he said, and thought, And I'm going to die. Both those are true, too.

M. Scott Peck

Life is difficult.

Leo Tolstoy

If only [people] understood that every thought is both false and true! False by one-sidenedness resulting from man's inability to embrace the whole truth, and true as an expression of one fact of human endeavor.

Ashly Lorenzana

You have to believe what you're saying if you're going to convince me. I just can't break that rule, even if I want to.

Liz Armbruster

In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a 2/3 majority.

Jennifer Harrison

Love: the impossible combination of being IN the deep end and being OFF the deep end.

Erin Fall Haskell

I'm not here to win the rat race of materialism. I am here to experience the depths of my soul in form.

Alecia Stone

Creativity sparks originality which then manifests itself into what we call evolution. To depreciate imagination is to depreciate life.

Ray Bradbury

The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour.

Ilyas Kassam

I think to think. Not to be thought-full, or to reach a point of wisdom or acquire a grace of knowledge. I think for the sensuality of thought.

Titus Lucretius Carus

The vivid force of his mind prevailed, and he fared forth far beyond the flaming ramparts of the heavens and traversed the boundless universe in thought and mind.

Jeremy Aldana

Theology, philosophy, metaphysics, and quantum physics are merely ways for God to have his smart people believe in him


When two creatures meet, the one that is able to intimidate its opponent is recognized as socially superior, so that a social decision does not always depend on a fight; an encounter in some circumstances may be enough.

Albert Einstein

I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be man's guide in the foreseeable future; however, they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few.

Christopher Paolini

As far as I am concerned, philosophic questioning is just as likely to make you confused and depressed as it is to improve your condition.

Walpola Rahula

There is no unmoving mover behind the movement. It is only movement. It is not correct to say that life is moving, but life is movement itself. Life and movement are not two different things. In other words, there is no thinker behind the thought. Thought itself is the thinker. If you remove the thought, there is no thinker to be found.

Ram Mohan

The theory of attachment is same for humans and computers.
Unknown sender's attachment is blocked..
Known sender's attachment is accepted or ignored..
Heavy attachments are annoying..
Too heavy attachments do not reach..
No attachment is the best option!

Stefan Grabiński

Der Mensch denkt nicht vergeblich. Kein Gedanke, auch nicht der wunderlichste, vergeht fruchtlos.

Carson McCullers

In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.

Kahlil Gibran

Ihr redet, wenn ihr aufhört mit euren Gedanken in Frieden zu sein.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

You are what resides before, beyond and between what you think so do not be consumed by thought. It is only a fragment of your magic.

Eckhart Tolle

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but you thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.

Jeremy Aldana

Insecurities have the ability to shape and mold our minds to live with everything that’s bad; like crying on the inside, while smiling on the outside…thus creating pain…but, alas, I have the answer; forget about what you thought and enjoy (embrace) what you feel

Edmond Mbiaka

Whatever thought or belief that cannot produce happiness or growth in your life, doesn't belong in your mind.

Sylvia Plath

The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower.


What is birthday, but a celebration of death.

Dejan Stojanovic

Every thought about death takes a moment of life away.

Maud Hart Lovelace

In silence the three of them looked at the sunset and thought about God.

Elizabeth George

When you cultivate a godly thought life your soul will shine and you will exhibit the presence of the Lord in you.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Life had stepped into the place of theory and something quite different would work itself out in his mind.

Lailah Gifty Akita

You can actually create the life you want. It all depends on how daring you desire it.

Ram Mohan

Desire is when you work hard to achieve something. For an achievable object, its more about making a sudden decision.

Alexander Pope

Remembrance and reflection how allied! What thin partitions Sense from Thought divide!. Alexander Pope
Remembrance and reflection how allied!
What thin partitions Sense from Thought divide!

Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions."

(Essay to Leo Baeck, 1953)

J.D. Stroube

No one has free will until they are an adult, and by then the choices that were made for them, have already set them on a course that gives limited freedom in the choices to be made.

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