Thought Life Quotes

Quotes tagged as "thought-life" (showing 1-30 of 74)
“One of the most effective ways of changing the way people think is to change the way they worship.”
Alister E. McGrath, Reformation Thought

Frank Herbert
“What was it St. Augustine said? "The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A man is a hero, not because he is braver than anyone else, but because he is brave for ten minutes longer.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Frank Herbert
“When we encounter personal problems, those things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Harold Bloom
“Shakespeare will not make us better and will not make us worse, but he may allow us to overhear ourselves when we talk to ourselves.”
Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

“The ability to experience bliss requires the gift of attentive awareness, curiosity, and constant learning. We are ultimately the product of what we want – our personal obsessions – and how we think. Thoughts merge into feelings that determine if we are happy or sad. Feelings can manifest into thoughts that drive our ambitions and guide our personal actions, which enable us to live an intensified life.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Harold Bloom
“To read in the service of any ideology is not to read at all. The mind's dialogue with itself is not primarily a social reality. All that the Western canon can bring one is the proper use of one's own solitude.”
Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

Charles Dickens
“All other swindlers upon earth are nothing compared to self-swindlers.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Akash Lakhotia
“Pain is there when you are born,
Its the very first thing you feel when you come in to the world.
Then why run?
Face it head on, cry in it,
laugh in it because in the end pain is what you will remember.”
Akash Lakhotia

Beth Moore
“Aloneness exaggerates our emotions and sensitivity.”
Beth Moore, To Live Is Christ

“Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.”
Germany Kent
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Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“This woman gained comfort in her misery by thinking GREAT THOUGHTS OF CHRIST.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Frank Herbert
“You must teach me the way you thrust your worries aside and turn to practical matters.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Jayce O'Neal
“When you begin to fantasize about what you don't have, you begin to kill what you do have. #marriage”
Jayce O'Neal

Charles Dickens
“If you have a suspicion in your own breast, keep that suspicion in your own breast.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Barbara W. Tuchman
“One aristocratic leader's club was known for, "an atmosphere of solemn tranquility, in which reading, dozing, and meditation took precedence over conversation.”
Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

Barbara W. Tuchman
“Officers succumbed to the spirit of conspirators.”
Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

Charles Dickens
“She led me to believe we will going fast because her thoughts were going fast.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

John Ferling
“Jefferson reflected, "I think of her (a college infatuation) perhaps too much for my peace of mind. " Nevertheless, he was robbed of his considerable verbal powers when he got the chance to speak to the object of his affections.”
John Ferling, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation

Robert Kurson
“Sometimes the imagination could be even crueler than the bone saw.”
Robert Kurson, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

“The worst thing to be afraid of is fear. Give yourself grace. – Jessica Willis”
The Willis Clan

“CS Lewis may make difficult questions accessible. I don't think he makes answers 'easy. – Debra Winger”
Greg Cootsona

“How do you fill the space between, "God says it," and, "I believe it,"?”
Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith

“His childhood passed in quiet anxiety.”
Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith

“There are no memories which I wanted to blot out of my mind. Always, I have been rather objective in my point of view, able to stand off and observe myself and my surroundings in a rather impersonal fashion. The actual sight of my first casualty was not nearly as bad as I had imagined.”
James Carl Nelson, Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I

Alister E. McGrath
“Lewis is a rare example of someone who liked to think about life's great questions because they were forced on him by his own experience.”
Alister E. McGrath, If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“The usual tenor of a man's life, the dwelling of his soul, is the true test of his state.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

H.W. Brands
“He forced himself into good spirits.”
H.W. Brands

Alister E. McGrath
“Lewis wanted us to understand that the inner world is shaped by stories.”
Alister E. McGrath, If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life

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