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Thoughts Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about thoughts
  1. #1
    “You can only find out what you actually believe (rather than what you think you believe) by watching how you act. You simply don’t know what you believe, before that. You are too complex to understand yourself.”
  2. #2
    “I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.”
  3. #3
    “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
  4. #4
    “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”
  5. #5
    “Scattered wits take a long time in picking up.”
  6. #6
    God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus; a vulture feeds upon that heart forever; the vulture the very creature he creates.
  7. #7
    “They’s times when how you feel got to be kep’ to yourself.”
  8. #8
    “Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities.”
  9. #9
    “I couldn’t bear to think about it; and yet, somehow, I couldn’t think about nothing else.”
  10. #10
    “I am burdened with what the Buddhists call the ‘monkey mind’ — the thoughts that swing from limb to limb, stopping only to scratch themselves, spit and howl.”
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  1. #11
    “We are beginning to comprehend a basic truth hitherto neglected, that our physical condition is determined very largely by our emotional condition, and our emotional life is profoundly regulated by our thought life.”
  2. #12
    When new beautiful thoughts began to push out the old hideous ones, life began to come back to him, his blood ran healthily through his veins and strength poured into him.
  3. #13
    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 in you may never get over it as long as you live.
  4. #14
    “We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought.”
  5. #15
    “If happiness is determined by our thoughts it is necessary to drive off the thoughts which make for depression and discouragement.”
  6. #16
    “Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered. One may be a free man and yet be bound tighter than a slave.”
  7. #17
    “Thoughts - even fears - were airy things, formless until you made them solid with your voice and once given that weight, they could crush you.”
    author
    Kristin Hannah
    book
    Firefly Lane
    character
    Tully
    concept
    Thoughts
  8. #18
    “The secret of a better and more successful life is to cast out those old, dead, unhealthy thoughts. Substitute for them new vital, dynamic faith thoughts. You can depend upon it—an inflow of new thought will remake you and your life.”
  9. #19
    “I have observed this in my experience of slavery, - that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom. I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right; and he can be brought to that only when he ceased to be a man.”
  10. #20
    “Let them march now and sing! We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started.”
  11. #21
    “Many of the Ents are younger than I am, by many lives of trees. They are all roused now, and their mind is all on one thing: breaking Isengard. But they will start thinking again before long; they will cool down a little . . . But let them march now and sing! We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started.”
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