As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome. – Noam Chomsky
As an archer straightens his arrow, so does the sage direct his wandering, unsteady thoughts. – Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. – Pablo Picasso
The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see. Observe things as they are and don’t pay attention to other people. – Huang Po
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. – Iris Murdoch
Sometimes I fall into the trap of doing what I think I should be doing, rather than what I want to do. – Bjork
Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner. – Lao Tse
Only think about the past if that memory gives you pleasure. – Jane Austen
Out beyond ideas or wrongdoing and righting there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
Politics is when people choose their words and actions based on how they want others to react rather than based on what they really think. – Patrick Lencioni
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. – Bob Dylan
It seems like our thoughts don’t leave us alone…, but the truth is that we can’t leave our thoughts alone.
The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say. Or think, or do. Only what you do. – Marcus Aurelius
True silence is not without sounds, but without thoughts. – Paul van der Berg
Chaos is the word we coined for an order we don’t understand. – Henry Miller
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. – Francis Bacon
We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice. – Sogyal Rinpoche
The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Siddharta Gautama Boeddha
I don’t care what other people think of me. I enjoy my life with my own rules.
Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. – Benjamin Franklin
I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth. – Scott Westerfeld
He is able who thinks he is able. – Siddharta Gautama Buddha
The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths. – Barry H. Gillespie
Fantasy is the ability to think in images. – Ernst Hohenemser
If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care. – Marvin J. Ashton
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. – Albert Einstein
All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal. – John Steinbeck
Governments don’t want an intelligent population because people who can think critically can’t be ruled. They want a public just smart enough to keep voting and electing corrupt politicians. – George Carlin
A drop of ink may make a million think. – Lord George Byron
Two percent of the people think, Three percent of the people think they think, and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think. – George Bernard Shaw
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. – Margaret Mead
Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter. – Shirdi Sai Baba
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – Siddharta Gautama Boeddha
Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more. – Osho
Maybe we’ll meet again, when we are slightly older and our minds less hectic, and I’ll be right for you and you’ll be right for me. But right now, I am chaos to your thoughts and you are poison to my heart.
What happens when your love of truth becomes more important to you than what others think of you.
Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes & dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself: ‘It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than to be selfish and worry about my liver.’ – Jack Handey
Men are strong only so long as they represent a strong idea. They become powerless when they oppose it. – Sigmund Freud
Pain changes people, it makes them trust less, overthink more, and shut people out.
Everyone probably thinks that I’m a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I’d rather read a book. – Madonna
Think before you speak. READ before you think.
Our body is more resilient than we think, and we are full of unexpected strength, provided we keep a positive mindset. – Peter van Geest
You are more than you thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something that the universe has never seen. – Richard Bartlett
A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be, and making the best of it.
Remember, being HAPPY, doesn’t mean you have it all.
It simply means you’re thankful for all you have.
No matter what people think of you, always keep singing your own song.
You are important and special and loved even when your mind tells you you’re not.
Two things to remember in life. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take care of your words when you are with people.
Spiritual correction does not take place in our actions, but in our thoughts, desires, attitudes, and relationships.
What you think; you become. What you feel; you attract. What you imagine; you create. – Siddharta Gautama Boeddha
If you never change your mind, why have one?
Watch your thoughts; They become words. Watch your words; They become actions. Watch your actions; They become habits. Watch your habits; They become character. Watch your character; It becomes your destiny. – Lao-Tse
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain
The Prison: Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV. And you think you’re so clever and classless and free. But you are still fucking peasants as far as i can see. – John Lennon
If you think we can’t change the world, it just means you are not one of those who will. – Jaque Fresco
I started to be free when I discovered that the cage was made of thoughts. – Tom Grimshaw
When you cannot see the bars for what they are, you won’t recognise the cage for what it is either, much less the door, not to mention the key. We can only be kept in the cages we refuse to see and the strongest lock on every cage is always denial.
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt
I love to dream, but I never try to dream and think at the same time. – Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Freedom rings where opinions clash. – Adlai Ewing Stevenson II
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. – Ralph Charell
No matter how happy someone may seem, they have moments when they question if they can go on. No matter how confident someone may look, there are times when they feel unsure and insecure. And no matter how strong someone may appear, they have days when they feel like they’re falling apart. Never think for a moment you’re alone with your struggles. You’re not a mess. You’re human. – Lori Deschene