Quotes of Consideration

“ By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ”

- Confucius

“ My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. ”

- Napoleon Hill

“ I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me. ”

- Sara Teasdale

“ The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. ”

- Aristotle

“ I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all. ”

- W. S. Gilbert

“ Great thoughts, like great deeds, need No trumpet. ”

- Philip James Bailey

“ Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. ”

- Niels Bohr

“ For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections. ”

- Peace Pilgrim

“ The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have. ”

- John Locke

“ If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly… ”

- Roald Dahl

“ Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego… ”

- Jean Arp

“ When holy and devout religious men Are at their beads, 'tis much to draw them thence, So sweet is zealous contemplation. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ When I'm getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ Alas! we make a ladder of our thoughts, where angels step, but sleep ourselves at the foot; our high resolve look down upon our slumbering acts. ”

- Letitia Elizabeth Landon

“ I love not to be choked with other men's thoughts. ”

- George Eliot

“ Success serves men as a pedestal. It makes them seem greater when not measured by reflection. ”

- Joseph Joubert

“ Her voice, the music of the spheres, So loud, it deafens mortals' ears; As wise philosophers have thought, And that's the cause we hear it not. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Yesterday for contemplation, today for action. ”

- James Burgh

“ The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past. ”

- Andre Maurois

“ As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape. ”

- John Lancaster Spalding

“ What a folly it is to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal. ”

- John Howe

“ An author who sets his reader on sounding the depths of his own thoughts serves him best. ”

- Amos Bronson Alcott

“ In the union of noble thoughts and fair phrases the sons of God still marry the daughters of men. ”

- Horace Smith

“ May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds. ”

- Marianne Williamson

“ For the one who is moderate in eating, recreation, working, sleeping, and waking, this yoga sorrow. ”

- Bhagavad Gita

“ Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. ”

- Confucius

“ I think therefore I am. ”

- Rene Descartes

“ Strange thoughts beget strange deeds. ”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9