Thought Quotes

Hi All,

Here are 37 “thought quotes” to get you thinking.  Share your thoughts afterwards, please.

1. A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes. -Mahatma Gandhi

2. A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. -Oscar Wilde

3. Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence. -Thomas S. Szasz

4. I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. -Albert Einstein

5. It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so. -William Shakespeare

6. Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about. -Benjamin Lee Whorf

7. I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make more sense. -Harold Kushner

8. At the age of 20, we don’t care what the world thinks of us; at 30, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at 40, we discover that it wasn’t thinking of us at all. -Anonymous

9. If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you are right. -May Kay Ash

10. Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. -William James

11. Nurture your mind with great thoughts. -Benjamin Disraeli

12. Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. -Fortune Cookie

13. The ‘how’ thinker get problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ‘ifs’. -Norman Vincent Peale

14. Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. -Fortune Cookie

15. Those who know how to think need no teachers. -Mahatma Gandhi

16. Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads onto actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny. -Tyron Edwards

17. Thought is the blossom; language is the bud; action the fruit behind it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. Watch you thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. -Frank Outlaw

19. What we think, we become. -Buddha

20. The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of goodwill. -J. Arthur Thomson

21. The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. -Colin Wilson

22. A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led. -Alexander Cannon

23. A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine. -Meher Baba

24. Little minds are too much wounded by little things; great minds see all these little things and are not hurt. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

25. The human brain is a wonderful organ. It starts to work as soon as you are born and doesn’t stop until you get up to deliver a speech. -Sir George Jessel (1824-1883)

26. If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, just what does an empty desk mean? -Unknown

27. The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors. -Anthony Robbins

28. What you THINK about reveals what you ARE. Sometimes we need to do a check-up from the neck-up. -Unknown

29. Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind. -Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

30. As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself. -Leonardo Da Vinci

31. The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he justly entitled. -Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

32. We do not have to wait for future discoveries in connection with the powers of the human mind for evidence that the mind is the greatest force known to mankind. We know, now, that any idea, aim or purpose that is fixed in the mind and held there with a will to achieve or attain its physical or material equivalent, puts into motion powers that cannot be conquered. -Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

33. The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become. -Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

34. It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind. -Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

35. I am not a disbeliever in those who have told me they went to bed in the evening with an unsolved problem on their mind and woke up in the morning to find, waiting for them there in their consciousness, the correct answer. -Dr. Jean Hanson

36. Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open. -Thomas Robert Dewar

37. Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. -Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

There you have it.  What did you think?

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    • January 27, 2010

    Your thoughts taught me every now and then and are very practical and are competent to bring change in one’s attitute and life.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Madhusudan Prabhakar

    • Lydia
    • January 27, 2010

    I really like number eight (8). Feeling so much encouraged.

    Thanks shawn.

    • michele
    • January 27, 2010

    I love No.s 8 and 10. We all know people with prejudices who think they are ‘thinkers’. Thanks for your brilliant quotes x

    • Liam Hayes
    • January 27, 2010

    Thanks Shaun like the one about the world at 20,30, and 40! Keep it up!

    • Linda Attwater-Sheen
    • January 27, 2010

    Thank’s for all the inspirational quotes! Love them! x

    • Cindy
    • January 27, 2010

    I absolutely love your quotes/thoughts of the day. I have a few of them posted up that make me smile and just make the day better. Thank you so much for sending these to me… Ü

    • Tenera
    • January 27, 2010

    Love the quotes! They are a wonderful resource to motivate and keep us focused. Thanks for all that you do!

    • David Parrish
    • January 27, 2010

    While the thought quotes are compelling, I tend to consider most thoughts to be vaguely fleeting until they land upon points of conviction. Men will not always do what they say they will do, nor will they always to what they say they believe, but the will always do what they really believe. – Dave

    • Christa
    • January 27, 2010

    I Am Out Of Control And, At Times, Hard To Handle. But If You Can’t Handle Me At My Worst, You Sure As Hell Don’t Deserve Me At My Best. -Marilyn Monroe

    • kabitha
    • January 27, 2010

    Your thoughts will bring a positive change of mind to people with an open mind to changes.

    • Laurie Vowels
    • January 27, 2010

    I like the one by Buddha “What we think, we become”. I also have one:
    “Thought manifests, what you think will happen will happen.” Thanks for all your inspiring quotes Shawn.

    • Shanth
    • February 1, 2010

    The quotes are very impressive and I happened to put them in practice, they have encouraged me through my every steps that I ever thought before. thinking is mankind, you think good receive good and think bad you receive bad. thanks for your quotes.

    • Lenn
    • February 1, 2010

    Thanks so much!! You are reall an inspiration to many!

    • Teresa
    • February 5, 2010

    #s 2, 5, 8, 15, 18 and 19 struck me most. These quotes further illustrate the power of thoughts, how they lead to action and how they’re in the same level as words and actions. All three work in and around each other. Somehow, they come naturally to us but are hard to control! 🙂

    P.S. Click on and see how powerful minds are and how, when combined with others, they could lead to success.

    • Rick
    • March 16, 2010

    thank you for the quotes.

    i love looking at insperational quotes they make you think in a diffrent way aswell as raising your positive frequency making you feel better.
    .-= Rick´s last blog ..Your Mind Power =-.

    • Ita Roche Author
    • May 27, 2010

    As a man thinketh – so is he,
    Are the words the Master said,
    So wise are they who uplift,
    The thoughts inside their head.
    I Roche.

    • Morgan Parker
    • June 22, 2010

    i never doubt that mind power can also increase the healing ability of the body.’-.

    • Beard Trimmer
    • December 14, 2010

    somehow there is mind power in everyone of us, we just need to develop it :`*

    • Ajay K
    • January 1, 2012

    Thought makes things…

    • Kavita Singh
    • November 10, 2012

    hey thanks alot…4 dis thoughts…

    • shiva
    • November 10, 2012

    thanks shawn.
    From the thoughts mind is free, a little change in my mind, keep sending .
    How much of thoughts you send is not a thing but how much of knowledge & courage it gives is important . Ok happy “DEEPAVALI” festival & welcomes you to come to my home

      • shawn
      • November 11, 2012

      Sounds like it’s a long way away! 🙂 Thanks for the offer, though.

    • SanfraT
    • September 23, 2015

    This was just great!…

    Great Famous sayings and Quotes!

    Thank You…:-) <3


      • shawn
      • September 26, 2015

      You’re welcome. 🙂

    • Allycia
    • July 10, 2019


    True in many ways.

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