We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
I wanted to be the kind of woman who would attract a certain kind of man that I could respect. That was my thinking. It had to do with the kind of couple I would be a part of.
To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.
The further the music develops, the more complex the apparatus used by the composer to express his thoughts becomes.
I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies - thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us.
I am already given to the power that rules my fate. And I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend. I have no thoughts, so I will see. I fear nothing, so I will remember myself.
Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
High thoughts must have high language.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
But the real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self confindence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?