Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions that differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions.
Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.
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 any talent for abstract, positive thinking.
All thought Quotes ⇑
The universe doesn't give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed.
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Everybody in the world is seeking happiness- and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
We are what we think we are. The habitual inclination of our thoughts determines our talents and abilities, and our personality
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
But why should you care what people will say? All you have to do is please yourself.
It wasn't that Henry was less of himself in English. He was less of himself out loud. His native language was thought.
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
Ignorance is servitude, because as a man thinks, so he is; a man who does not think for himself and allows himself to be guided by the thought of another is like the beast led by a halter.
Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.
We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.
I think and think and think, I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.
How frail the human heart must be- a mirrored pool of thought.
I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself.
Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Completely renouncing all desires arising from material thoughts, one should restrain the senses with the mind from all sides
Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us- to haunt our thoughts long after we've faced them.
Habits are simply thoughts grooved deeply into the brain. The needle of the mind plays those records of habits again and again. Even the chemistry of the body responds, as with addiction. Applying mind and will can change those patterns
Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly, calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the creative power of Spirit
The power of God is within you, so when your mind tells you a thing can't be done, say to that thought, "Get out! It can be done". And it will be, if you make up your mind
Most people live on the surface of life. But it is by deep-sea diving in the ocean of thought that you receive the pearls of knowledge
Never concentrate on your faults. By doing so you identify yourself with them. You are the one who puts the veil of delusion in front of your wisdom's eyes. Whatsoever you think, that is what you are.
Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in the back corner of the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home.
Cheerfulness is very important to health. It is the best antiseptic that you can have — plus the thought that you are all right.
Since you alone are responsible for what goes on in your mind, only you can change your thoughts.
Your thoughts are molding your actions, and your mental convictions from the repetition of those actions is the fire that hardens the thoughts into unyielding habit patterns
If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty
Through every trial, we grow. All suffering we experience has a meaning. Though it seems very cruel, it is like the fire that smelts the iron ore: the steel that emerges from that furnace is beautifully strong, useful for many purposes
The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.
In meditation, try to go beyond thinking. As long as thoughts enter the mind, you are functioning on the conscious level.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
when you are reborn, the karma, consisting of all your past thoughts and actions and habits, creates the kind of physical form you will have— not only your appearance but your personality traits
I think, but I am not the thought. I feel, but I am not the feeling. I will, but I am not the will.
Never allow your mind to entertain thoughts of illness or limitation; you will see your body change for the better.
Thoughts are universally and not individually rooted; a truth cannot be created, but only perceived
As a child, I assumed that when I reached adulthood, I would have grown-up thoughts.
Yoga is a method for restraining the natural turbulence of thoughts, which otherwise impartially prevent all men, of all lands, from glimpsing their true nature of Spirit. Yoga cannot know a barrier of East/ West any more than does the light of sun
Affirm divine calmness and peace, and send out only thoughts of love and goodwill if you want to live in peace and harmony. Never get angry, for anger poisons your system.
Where does a thought go when it's forgotten?
Any erroneous thought of man is a result of imperfection, large or small, in his discernment.
Dissociate yourself from your experiences. Looking upon them as though they were happening to another person is the best way.
But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.
The mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form.
We must uplift our consciousness so that even the most worldly duties are performed with the thought of God.
The thought is the matrix of all creation; thought created everything. If you hold on to that truth with an indomitable will, you can materialize any thought.
There are so many things that demand to be said. Where did you go? Do you ever think about me? You've ruined me. Are you okay? But of course, I can't say any of that.
The 'thought' is the primary energy and vibration that emanated from God and is thus the creator of life, electrons, atoms, and all forms of energy. 'Thought' itself is the finest vibratory energy, the speediest power among all powers.
Habits of thought are mental magnets that draw to you certain things, people, and conditions. Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it.
We must withdraw our thoughts from sensations and be silent within. Silencing the thoughts means tuning them into God. That is when true prayer begins.
Everyone should learn to analyze himself dispassionately. Write down your thoughts and aspirations daily. Find out what you are — not what you imagine you are
Everything that has happened throughout the ages is recorded in the ether. The vibrations of evil that mankind leaves in the ether upset the normal harmonious balance of the earth.
Intuition is the bridge between the soul and the ego's thoughts and sensations. If one can for a sufficient length of time remain unidentified with thoughts and sensations, and without being unconscious, he will know through the development of intuition the nature of the soul.
The thoughts that predominate at the time of death can bring you either salvation — if your supreme desire is for God — or rebirth. If you are filled with worldly desires, those thoughts impinge themselves on the subtle body and bring the soul back into another earthly incarnation
By self-analysis and constant watching of all your actions and thoughts and moods, you will gradually learn your true nature and how to express it flawlessly.
To develop one's powers of concentration, one should do everything with deep attention. Most people perform activities absentmindedly. There is a great gulf between their actions and their thoughts
It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn't the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.
Every spiritual thought you think will be your eternal friend. And every evil inclination you acquire will be your enemy for a long, long time; it will pursue you until you slay it
I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.
Will power is easy to develop. Try first for small accomplishments. Gradually you will get rid of tendencies you thought you could not overcome
I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?
Spoken words are sounds occasioned by the vibrations of thoughts; thoughts are vibrations sent forth by the ego or by the soul