Thoughts become things

“If you realized just how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” – Anonymous

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” – Buddha

“It is well for people who think, to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean.” — Luther Burbank

“Misery is almost always the result of thinking.” — Joseph Joubert

“Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” — Benjamin Lee Whorf

“Thoughts become things.” – Mike Dooley

“Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.” — Earl Nightingale

“I am not what I think. I am thinking what I think.” — Eric Butterworth

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” — Rick Warren

“I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.”

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”

“I have always found that the man whose second thoughts are good is worth watching.’”

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” – Voltaire

“Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.” — David Herbert Lawrence

“Men can live without air a few minutes, without water for about two weeks, without food for about two months – and without a new thought for years on end.” — Kent Ruth

“The more you think, the more time you have.” – Henry Ford

“Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.” — Virginia Woolf

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.” – Henry Ford

“Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think creation’s.” — E. M. Forster

Being good is easy

“One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”  – Anonymous

“Think happy thoughts.” –  Anonymous

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.” — Thomas Szasz

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” — Winnie the Pooh

“Few minds wear out; more rust out.” — Christian N. Bovee

“Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.” — Khalil Gibran

“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

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”

“The soul never thinks without a picture.”

“If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again.”

“Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.” — Ambrose Bierce

“Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.” — Mohandas Gandhi

“Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.” — Blaise Pascal

“They can do all because they think they can.” — Virgil

“Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.” — Virginia Woolf

“No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.” — Voltaire

“Only when one thinks even much more madly than the philosophers can one solve their problems.”

“Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.” – Victor Hugo

Many people would rather die than think

“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” – Alan Watts

“There is no truth. There is only perception.” – Gustave Flaubert

“All the problems of older times were scarcity… now they’re all abundance based.” – Naval Ravikant

“Battle not with monsters, lest you become one and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” – Friederich Nietsche

“I did not think; I experimented.” – Wilhelm Roentgen

“Many people would rather die than think; in fact most do.” – Bertrand Russell

“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” – William Shakespeare 

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” – Voltaire

“He who has a reason to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“A happy person doesn’t have to convince other people they are happy. Either you are or you’re not. And if you are, you’re not taking selfies to show people.” – Shane Parrish

“You are searching the world for treasure, but the real treasure is yourself.” – Rumi

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.” –  Mark Twain

“You are judged in this world by how well you bring things to an end. A messy or incomplete conclusion can reverberate for years to come.” – Robert Greene

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo

“It was scary at first, but every great thing starts out a little scary, doesn’t it?” – Unknown

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

You do not meet people by accident

“You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.” – Tadao Ando

“You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.” – Denis Waitley

“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J. K. Rowling

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

“I can resist anything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde

“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” – Victor Hugo

“The happiest people have endured the most pain.” – Unknown

“Being happy for someone else’s success makes you happier.” – Russ Diemon

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“You can tell a pioneer by the arrows in his back.” – Beverly Rubik

“First, see clearly. Next, act correctly. Finally, endure and accept the world as it is.” – Ryan Holiday

“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.” – Walt Whitman

“You don’t meet people by accident. There’s always a reason. A lesson or a blessing.” – Unknown

“Sometimes home isn’t four walls, it’s two eyes and a heartbeat.” – Unknown

“A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.” – Criss Jami

“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.” – Criss Jami

“If it is not necessary to decide, it is necessary not to decide.” – Lord Acton

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.” – Edgar Allan Poe

We are what we think

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” – Isaac Asimov

“You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think.” – Walter Anderson

“You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.” –  Tom Brokaw

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.” – Euripides

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – William Faulkner

“Learn to judge your moves by their long-term effects on people.” – Robert Greene

“Look for the thing you notice but no one else notices.” – Rick Rubin

“I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.” – Elon Musk

“The fears we don’t face become our limits.” – Jim Kwik

“What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.” – Bertrand Russell

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.” – Alexandre Dumas

“Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.” – Oscar Wilde

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias.” – Criss Jami

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anaïs Nin

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” – Mark Twain