Quotes About Thought

Thought Quotations and Sayings

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

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. – Voltaire

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting. – Edmund Burke

Change your thoughts and you change your world. – More Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

We are the product of our thinking, so it is important that we choose carefully where to focus our mental energy. – Dr. Charles Stanley

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. – Carl G. Jung

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. – Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. – Terry Josephson

Failures are divided into two classes — those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. -John Charles Salak

You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think. – Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. – Soren Kierkegaard

People around you are quick to read your attitude of thought toward them. Inner thoughts and feelings are communicated in ways other than by the spoken word. – Grenville Kleiser, “Inspiration and Ideals” (1917)

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. – John F. Kennedy

Every time you speak, your mind is on parade. – Unknown, From an Our Daily Bread devotion

Sometimes there is no darker place than our own thoughts; the moonless midnight of the mind. – Christopher Snow, Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (If you don’t read Dean Koontz, you don’t read.)

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

At a certain age some people’s minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat. – William Lyon Phelps

No amount of energy will take the place of thought. A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.- Henry Van Dyke

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in. – Alan Alda

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I’ve made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. – George Bernard Shaw

Believing is easier than thinking. Hence so many more believers than thinkers. – Bruce Calvert

The good thoughts you send out to others will return to you multiplied. – Grenville Kleiser, “Inspiration and Ideals” (1917)

I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree. – James Douglas

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A closed mind is always fighting to keep everything else at arm’s link. – Richard Carlson, PH.D., Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff–and it’s all small stuff (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Series)

Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don’t bite everybody. – Stanislaw Lec

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all. – G.C. Lichtenberg

Sometimes I think and other times I am. – Paul Valéry

Few minds wear out; more rust out. – Christian N. Bovee

The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your personal character. – Grenville Kleiser, “Inspiration and Ideals” (1917)

Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information. – John Erskine

The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your personal character. – Grenville Kleiser

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
– Albert Einstein

[Thinking is] what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. – William James

For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while. – Luther Burbank

TRULY, “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects. – Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. – Niels Bohr

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. – Author Unknown

He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave. – William Drummond

Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to. – Howard Mumford Jones

Thought rules mankind. – Grenville Kleiser

Our minds are lazier than our bodies. – François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest. – Author Unknown

What luck for rulers, that men do not think. – Adolph Hitler

Some people get lost in thought because it’s such unfamiliar territory. – G. Behn

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 thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have. – John Locke

Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself. – Josiah Royce

Our minds are lazier than our bodies. – Francius de La Rochefoucauld

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

Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts. – George Savile

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. – Willie Nelson


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5 thoughts on “Quotes About Thought

  1. I like this one a lot “Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” because it is so true. Most of the time when I read I make notes to make sure the important things stay in my mind :)