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Thought and Thinking

By Lance Rennka on Sep 05, 2014 at 03:33 PM in Quotes- Thoughts

September 2014 Quotes

Thought and Thinking

Thoughts, Words (spoken and written) and Deeds create our future – monitor and use restraint, we're all Creators.”

All that we are is a result of what we have thought”


What we think, we become.”

Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta: the founder of Buddhis

As a man thinks, so he is.”

Thoughts become things.”

What we focus on and think about, expands.”

Thinking is asking questions.”

Everything man has created, started as a thought first.”

Our job is not to make up anybody’s mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of decision-making so intense you can escape only by thinking. Invest a few minutes in thinking, it will pay good interest.”

Think and Grow Rich a book by Napoleon Hill

Thinking is hard work and that’s why so few people do it.”

Henry Ford

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”


Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.”

Lorraine Hansberry

You and I are not what we eat, we are what we think.”

Walter Anderson

Too often we . . . enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

John F. Kennedy

The problem with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds.”

Will Durant

Some people get lost in thought because it is such unfamiliar territory.”

G. Behn

Physiological response to thinking and to pain is the same; and man is not given to hurting himself.”

Martin H. Fisher

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once a week.”

George Bernard Shaw

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Stanislaw Lec

I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree.”

James Douglas

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail and mankind the vessel.”

August William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

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

Believing is easier than thinking. Hence so many more believers than thinkers.”

Bruce Calvert

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.”

Victor Hugo

Men can live without air for 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

What luck for rulers, that men don’t think.”

Adolph Hitler

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on Earth, more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privileged, established institutions and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the World and the chief glory of man.”

Bertrand Russell