Friday, June 24, 2011
Quotes on thoughts
Quotes on thoughts is the topic of the post on the blog ‘Thought for the day’ today. The entire website deals with importance of your thoughts. I constantly try to cover the topic from every possible aspect. Let us look at what famous people said about thoughts. I believe you will look more carefully at the subject one day than you look at it now. So, let us go to the quotes.
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world” by Buddha.
I love the quote. It is so good to know how we can shape and change our worlds. We need to change the cause. That cause is our thoughts. They are like embryos that one day are born and become grownups. Be sure that the things you have inside won’t be seeds that will grow to be monsters that will turn against you after they grow up.
“All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
That is one of the best things that we have. You don’t have to invent anything in terms of controlling your thoughts. Everything has already been described and written somewhere. You simply have to search a little and meditate on what you find. Then practice it daily until it becomes your second nature.
“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts” by John Locke.
It is sometimes difficult to understand what this or that person is like for you can often say one thing and think absolutely in a different way. Hypocrisy help people to hide who they really are. However, if you want to really see what the person is like and what he really thinks, you should look at his actions. He will not be able to lead a double life all the time. His true self will be expressed by what he does. When you see that you will know what the person really thinks.
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you” by James Allen.
This is another way to understand a person and yourself better. You are where you are today, not because somebody else made a decision without you knowing that, but because your thoughts have been drawing you after the nature and direction of those very thoughts. If the destination you have arrived at is not satisfactory, sit down and try to understand what thoughts you have been keeping in your mind. Then change them.
“Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts” by Soren Kierkegaard.
Don’t be afraid if you notice that various unpleasant thoughts try to creep into your mind. Sometimes those aggressive thoughts attack us, but it is usually for a season. You don’t have to try to get rid of them. There is another very useful and easy way to cast them aside. You simply concentrate on something else and put your interest in the opposite direction. It is important that your dominant thoughts would be in harmony with eternal universal laws and your conscience. Then an occasional thought here and there won’t harm you.
I hope you enjoyed these quotes on thoughts.