Thought Quotes (151) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Thought. Thought can refer to the ideas or arrangements of ideas that result from thinking, the act of producing thoughts, or the process of producing thoughts. In spite of the fact that thought is a fundamental human activity familiar to everyone, there is no generally accepted agreement as to what thought is or how it is created.

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“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
~ Og Mandino

"God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that."
~ Joseph Campbell

"There is no such thing as an idle thought. All thought creates form on some level. Every thought leads to either love or fear."
~ A Course in Miracles

"There are two kinds of writers: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder."       
~ Brian Aldiss

"All that man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts."       
~ James Allen   

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."          
~ James Allen   

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."      
~ James Allen   

"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve."     
~ Mary Kay Ash          

"The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."         
~ Marcus Aurelius        

"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable."          
~ Francis Bacon

"If everyone thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening."    
~ George Barzan          

"To attract something that you want, become as joyful as you think that thing would make you."   
~ Martha Beck 

"Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things."
~ Ray Bradbury

"The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."          
~ Sir William Lawrence Bragg 

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."         
~ Buddha         

"He is able who thinks he is able."       
~ Buddha         

"The mind is everything. What you think you become."         
~ Buddha         

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world." 
~ Buddha         

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live, the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world." 
~ John Burroughs         

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."      
~ 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."       
~ Dale Carnegie

"Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think."          
~ Dale Carnegie

"Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into man may regenerate him."      
~ William E. Channing 

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
~ G.K. Chesterton        

"Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne." 
~ Alice Childress          

"Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think or feel about yourself, your unconditioned spirit stands, shining with a love nothing can tarnish."         
~ Deepak Chopra         

"Plant a thought, reap an act. Plant an act, reap a habit. Plant a habit, reap a character. Plant a character, reap a destiny."         
~ Confucius      

"Resistance is thought transformed into feeling. Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance."      
~ Robert Conklin         

"At no time am I a quick thinker or writer: whatever I have done in science has solely been by long pondering, patience and industry."
~ Charles Darwin         

"The highest stage in moral culture at which we can arrive is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts."       
~ Charles Darwin         

"I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life."   
~ Miles Davis   

"Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits."  
~ Edward de Bono      

"Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill which must be learned."      
~ Edward de Bono      

"I think, therefore I am."          
~ Rene Descartes         

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." 
~ Benjamin Disraeli      

"The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds." 
~ Will Durant   

"The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts."          
~ Timothy Dwight       

"What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds."
~ Wayne Dyer  

"You become what you think about all day long and those days eventually become your lifetime." 
~ Wayne Dyer  

"You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, I release the need for this in my life."         
~ Wayne Dyer  

"There are some days I practice positive thinking, and other days I'm not positive I am thinking."   
~ John M. Eades          

"A great thought begins by seeing something differently, with a shift of the mind’s eye."   
~ Albert Einstein          

"A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience."
~ Albert Einstein          

"All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking."   
~ Albert Einstein          

"At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself."  
~ Albert Einstein          

"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."  
~ Albert Einstein          

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."         
~ Albert Einstein          

"Thoughts lead to feelings. Feelings lead to actions. Action leads to results."
~ T. Harv Eker 

"Life consists of what a person is thinking about all day."      
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson          

"The ancestor of every action is a thought."    
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson          

"Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it."          
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson          

"To believe in your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men – that is genius."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson          

"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."  
~ Mary Engelbreit        

"We are disturbed not by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens."    
~ Epictetus       

"How often—even before we began—have we declared a task ‘impossible’? And how often have we construed a picture of ourselves as being inadequate?...A great deal depends upon the thought patterns we choose and on the persistence with which we affirm them."       
~ Piero Ferrucci

"Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they always have been done."        
~ Rudolf Flesch

"Diversity is the act of thinking independently together."      
~ Malcolm Forbes        

"The universal Law of Attraction states that we draw to us those people, events, and circumstances that match our inner state of being. In other words, we attract experiences that are consistent with our beliefs. If we believe that there is plenty of love in the world and we are worthy of giving and receiving that love, we will attract a different quality of relationships than someone who believes in scarcity or feels unworthy of happiness. If we believe the world is a loving and friendly place, then most of the time that will be our experience. If we believe the world is a chaotic, stressful, and fearful place, then eventually that will become our reality. So, believing and knowing that your soulmate is out there is a critical first step in the formula for manifesting him or her into your life."   
~ Arielle Ford   

"Whether you think you can or you can’t – you are right."     
~ Henry Ford   

"Your self image is your pattern! Every thought has an activity visualized. Every activity belongs to a pattern. You identify with your pattern or thought. Your patterns lead your life."
~ J. G. Gallimore          

"You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential."
~ Steve Garvey

"We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly."     
~ Shakti Gawain          

"What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think."         
~ Patrick Gentempo     

"Every beauty and greatness in this world is created by a single thought or emotion inside a man. Every thing we see today, made by past generations, was, before its appearance, a thought in the mind of a man or an impulse in the heart of a woman."     
~ Kahlil Gibran

"If you learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control."  
~ Elizabeth Gilbert from Eat, Pray, Love        

"There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts." 
~ Elizabeth Gilbert       

"Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions."    
~ Elizabeth Gilbert       

"Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking."         
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe          

"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking."     
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe          

"The only real obstacle on your path to possibility will always be yourself. Too often we do not see things as they are; we see things as we are."        
~ Stuart Avery Gold    

"Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer."    
~ Robert Graves

"When we change our daily lives - the way we think, speak and act - we change the world."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh      

"When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable."      
~ Thich Nhat Hanh      

"Thought, creativity and learning arise from experience."       
~ Carla Hannaford       

"The journey to financial freedom starts the MINUTE you decide you were destined for prosperity, not scarcity-- for abundance, not lack. Isn't there a part of you that has always known that? Can you see yourself living a bounteous life-- a life of more than enough? It only takes one minute to decide. Decide now."
~ Mark Victor Hansen

"You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own."      
~ Mark Victor Hansen 

"Every thought we think is creating our future."         
~ Louise Hay    

"The bottom line for everyone is I’m not good enough. It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed."          
~ Louise Hay    

"A belief is only a thought that you keep thinking. So as you keep thinking this thought, you keep vibrationally attracting relative to that thought. So you confirm your own beliefs again and again and again and again and again. That’s why someone who believes in cancer can confirm that belief, or someone who believes in robbery can confirm that belief. So everything is a sort of confirmation of belief."
~ Abraham-Hicks         

"Anything you give your attention to will become your ‘truth.’ The Law of Attraction says it must. Your life, and everyone else’s, too, is but a reflection of the predominance of your thoughts. There is no exception to this."       
~ Abraham-Hicks         

"You are a creator. You create with your every thought…anything you can imagine is yours to be, do or have."    
~ Abraham-Hicks         

"First comes thought; then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination." 
~ Napoleon Hill

"When we conceive a new idea we are thinking directly from the creativity of God."          
~ Ernest Holmes

"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up."
~ Oliver Wendal Holmes         

"Pain is deeper than all thought; laughter is higher than all pain."       
~ Elbert Hubbard         

"To know, to think, to dream. That is everything."     
~ Victor Hugo  

"All this creative power of the mind amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us the by senses and experience."
~ David Hume 

"The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. As you think, so shall you be."          
~ William James

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."        
~ William James

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."          
~ Storm Jameson          

"Misery is almost always the result of thinking."         
~ Joseph Joubert

"Your brain controls how you feel. It’s the biggest playground in the world. What we think and feel creates secretions from the brain which in turn cause biochemical changes throughout the body. When we laugh and play, our body releases endorphins, the body's natural opiates."    
~ Ellie Katz      

"Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need."
~ Charles F. Kettering  

"You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."
~ Charles F. Kettering  

"I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime." 
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross          

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."          
~ Lao Tzu         

"Creativity is a catchall term for a variety of distinct thought processes."      
~ Jonah Lehrer 

"Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently"    
~ Rosa Luxemburg       

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."  
~ George MacDonald  

"Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities." 
~ Orison S. Marden      

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."  
~ George MacDonald  

"To the extent a person makes, invents or thinks something that is new to him, he may be said to have performed a creative act."   
~ Margaret Mead         

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious."    
~ Bill Meyer     

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven."
~ John Milton   

"Love is not something you think about, it's a state in which you dwell."      
~ Christopher Moore    

"As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think."
~ Toni Morrison

"Defeat is in your mind…resilience is in your soul."   
~ Keri Murphy 

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking."         
~ Friedrich Nietzsche   

"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."         
~ Frank Outlaw

"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."
~ Charlie Parker

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."      
~ Norman Vincent Peale          

"The normal person classifies an object, and then forgets about it. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities."       
~ Jordan Peterson         

"Don't feed your mind with negative thoughts. If you do, you will come to believe them." 
~ Catherine Pulsifer     

"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think."    
~ Ayn Rand     

"Think BIG. There are unseen forces ready to support your dreams."
~ Cheryl Richardson    

"The only thing keeping you from what you want is your story about why you can't have it."          
~ Anthony Robbins      

"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give."   
~ Eleanor Roosevelt     

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."  
~ Eleanor Roosevelt     

"Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, to rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts."         
~ Salman Rushdie        

"What we think or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do."          
~ John Ruskin  

"The brain is like a muscle.When it is in use, we feel very good. Understanding is joyous."  
~ Carl Sagan     

"The important thing is not to think much, but to love much; and so, do that which best stirs you to love." 
~ Saint Teresa of Avila

"The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking."     
~ Robert H. Schuller    

"Think and wonder, wonder and think."         
~ Dr. Seuss       

"Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week."
~ George Bernard Shaw          

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."       
~ Socrates         

"Thinking will not overcome fear but action will."      
~ W. Clement Stone     

"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought."      
~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"Creativity is more about taking the facts, fictions, and feelings we store away and finding new ways to connect them." 
~ Twyla Tharp  

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."     
~ Henry David Thoreau

"Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be." 
~ Henry David Thoreau

"What a man thinks of himself, it is that which determines, or rather indicates, his fate."     
~ Henry David Thoreau

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."    
~ Leo Tolstoy   

"You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts."      
~ Brian Tracy   

"Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one’s mind."          
~ Mark Twain   

"What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. All day long, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those of other things, are his history. These are his life, and they are not written. Everyday would make a whole book of 80,000 words -- 365 books a year. Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man -- the biography of the man himself cannot be written."          
~ Mark Twain   

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful."         
~ Abram L. Urban        

"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking."
~ Voltaire         

"Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too."         
~ Voltaire         

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."         
~ Kurt Vonnegut          

"A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential."       
~ Jane Wagner  

"Our limitations and successes will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon."     
~ Denis Waitley

"The highest thought is always a thought which contains joy."
~ Neale Donald Walsch

"The laws are very simple: thought is creative; fear attracts like energy; love is all there is. 
~ Neale Donald Walsch

"Thought is pure energy. Every thought you have, have ever had, and ever will have is creative. The energy of your thought never dies. Ever. It leaves your being and heads out into the universe, extending forever. A thought is forever."          
~ Neale Donald Walsch

"Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give."       
~ William Arthur Ward

"My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds."       
~ Mel Weldon  

"The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them."  
~ A. N. Whitehead       

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."     
~ Oprah Winfrey          

"What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences- and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter"    
~ Oprah Winfrey          


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