Quotes About Thoughts

Quotes tagged as "thoughts" (showing 121-150 of 2,254)
John Green
“Don't worry. Worry is useless. I worried anyway”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Allan Lokos
“Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that - thoughts.”
Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

Samuel Smiles
“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”
Samuel Smiles, Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them

Maria V. Snyder
“Positive thoughts lead to positive results.”
Maria V. Snyder, Touch of Power

Charles Dickens
“Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercises, even over the appearance of external objects. Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision.”
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Sarah Dessen
“He wasn't what I'd thought he was; maybe he never had been. I wasn't what I'd thought I was, either.”
Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You

Janet Fitch
“She’s never where she is,' I said. 'She’s only inside her head.”
Janet Fitch

William Wordsworth
“Habit rules the unreflecting herd.”
William Wordsworth

Alexandre Dumas
“Nothing makes time pass or shortens the way like a thought that absorbs in itself all the faculties of the one who is thinking. External existence is then like a sleep of which this thought is the dream. Under its influence, time has no more measure, space has no more distance.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

Victor Hugo
“Do not forget, do not ever forget, that you have promised me to use the money to make yourself an honest man.'

Valjean, who did not recall having made any promise, was silent. The bishop had spoken the words slowly and deliberately. He concluded with a solemn emphasis:

Jean Valjean, my brother, you no longer belong to what is evil but to what is good. I have bought your soul to save it from black thoughts and the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Dejan Stojanovic
“Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

Susan Sontag
“Can I love someone...and still think/fly? Love is flying, sown, floating. Thought is solitary flight, beating wings.”
Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

Napoleon Hill
“Remember that your dominating thoughts attract,
through a definite law of nature, by the shortest and most
convenient route, their physical counterpart. Be careful what
your thoughts dwell upon.”
Napoleon Hill, Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

Germaine de Staël
“Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.”
Germaine de Staël

Maggie Stiefvater
“Grace, who haunted my thoughts when I couldn’t dream”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

Dejan Stojanovic
“To come to nothing through something is the way to outside from both sides.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sign and Its Children

Washington Irving
“The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value.”
Washington Irving

Dejan Stojanovic
“Color is the overpowering of black; white – the final victory over black.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

A.J. Jacobs
“Think of negative speech as verbal pollution. And that's what I've been doing: visualizing insults and gossip as a dark cloud, maybe one with some sulfur dioxide. Once you've belched it out, you can't take it back. As grandma said, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. The interesting this is, the less often I vocalize my negative thoughts, the fewer negative thoughts I cook up in the first place.”
A.J. Jacobs

Walt Whitman
“Trippers and askers surround me,
People I meet, the effect upon me of my early life or the ward and
city I live in, or the nation,
The latest dates, discoveries, inventions, societies, authors old
and new,
My dinner, dress, associates, looks, compliments, dues,
The real or fancied indifference of some man or woman I love,
The sickness of one of my folks or of myself, or ill-doing or loss
or lack of money, or depressions or exaltations,
Battles, the horrors of fratricidal war, the fever of doubtful news,
the fitful events;
These come to me days and nights and go from me again,
But they are not the Me myself.

Apart from the pulling and hauling stands what I am,
Stands amused, complacent, compassionating, idle, unitary,
Looks down, is erect, or bends an arm on an impalpable certain rest,
Looking with side-curved head curious what will come next,
Both in and out of the game and watching and wondering at it.

Backward I see in my own days where I sweated through fog with
linguists and contenders,
I have no mockings or arguments, I witness and wait. ”
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Dejan Stojanovic
“Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts- just mere thoughts- are as powerful as electric batteries- as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got you in you may never get over it as long as you live.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Osamu Dazai
“I have no desire for others to take it on themselves to analyze my thoughts. I am without thoughts. I have never, not even once, acted on the basis of any doctrine or philosophy.I am convinced that those people whom the world considers good and respects are all liars and fakes. I do not trust the world.”
Osamu Dazai, The Setting Sun

Doug Dillon
“You don’t have to stay trapped in your thoughts just because you think them.”
Doug Dillon

Dejan Stojanovic
“He knows he will be born again,
And start fresh anew.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Walter de la Mare
“It was a pity thoughts always ran the easiest way, like water in old ditches.”
Walter de la Mare, The Return

Jim Crace
“These are the stories that we tell ourselves and only ourselves, and they are better left unshared.”
Jim Crace, Harvest

Alain de Botton
“Insomnia is his mind's revenge for all the tricky thoughts he has carefully avoided during the daylight hours.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love

“The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”
Roy Bennett

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