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Thoughtful Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Thoughtful Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration:
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and declare that I will thoughtfully consider
all possibilities and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers
hoping to better their odds for success in life,
I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading.
- Richard Lugar

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It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men
and Christian believers should take respecting them,
and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.
- Asa Gray

Gay people are the sweetest, kindest,
most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world.
And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked.
- Little Richard

The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful,
patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect.
In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.
- John Lancaster Spalding

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very
thoughtful or reflective ethics.
- Peter Singer

My guiding principles in life are to be honest,
genuine, thoughtful and caring.
- Prince William

Thoughtful people of different political philosophies can disagree,
but in a very agreeable manner.
- Bob Ehrlich

It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist
who would place ideological purity or a particular
agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning.
- Ron Wyden

People get very thoughtful when they are in cars.
I no longer care for cars.
I don't collect them.
- Mick Jagger

There is a tremendous amount of support for the approach we have taken,
which again is to base our decisions on risk analysis
and thoughtful scientific process.
- Mike Johanns

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
- John Ruskin

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind,
but great actions speak to all mankind.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
- Omar Khayyam

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
- Mary Martin

Gradually, everything that happens in the world is
coming to be of interest everywhere in the world,
and, gradually, thoughtful men and women everywhere
are sitting in judgment upon the conduct of all nations.
- Elihu Root

Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard
with interest any device or plan which promises to
enable at least the more intelligent,
enterprising, and determined part of those who are
not capitalists to cease to labor for hire.
- Leland Stanford

I like John Kerry.
I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful.
I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment.
I think he's an internationalist, which I am.
- Howard Dean

Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case.
I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed
and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the
sand in a strong but thoughtful way.
- Tom Brokaw

As citizens we have to be more thoughtful and more
educated and more informed.
I turn on the TV and I see these grown people screaming at each other,
and I think, well, if we don't get our civility back,
we're in trouble.
- Emmylou Harris

Culture means, I think, that you have widened your
experience enough through reading and through being
a little bit thoughtful about these things that it
has changed your outlook in some ways.
And not necessarily made you a better human being but made you see things.
- Joseph Epstein

There are a lot of editorials that have nothing to
do with anything like that.
But I was just thinking of that sense of prose as being
very responsible and perceptive,
thoughtful, intimate, and contriving a quote statement.
- Robert Creeley

Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways,
has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals,
especially in the more thoughtful men,
which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and
envious of another s. - Desiderius Erasmus

The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is,
the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated.
And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this
country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach
and that the American public buys into it.
- Tom Coburn

To be content with life or to live merrily,
rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting,
superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Today it is becoming increasingly apparent to thoughtful
Americans that we cannot fight the forces and ideas
of imperialism abroad and maintain any form of imperialism at home.
The war has done this to our thinking.
- Wendell Willkie

Let the workers organize.
Let the toilers assemble.
Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices
and demand their privileges.
Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them,
for the future of Labor is the future of America.
- John L. Lewis

I like to talk about a thing I call a "practiced pause."
Just a few moments of pausing allows me
to consider a circumstance and take stock
of what the best direction might be.
Reactions tend to rise from habit and unconsidered action.
A Response is considered and thoughtful.
My actions are my own and I am, singularly,
responsible for what I see, say, feel and exert.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's appropriate to celebrate public service,
and the thoughtful people who choose to serve.
They symbolize what is good and decent about this historic citizen legislature,
and we thank them.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

I've been doing everything I can to reach out and understand
why people voted against me.
They were trying to send a message.
I have to be more sensitive in the way I express myself,
and I have to be more thoughtful in the positions I take.
- James P. Moran

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
- Friedrich Halm

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

You are my friend when you can guard my failure,
challenge my thought and celebrate my success.
- Anonymous

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You will always have habits -
things you do regularly and without conscious thought -
but you do have the ability to CHOOSE your habits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The WORK
1.Is it true?
2.Can you absolutely know that it's true?
3.How do you react when you think that thought?
4.Who would you be without the thought?
- Byron Katie

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

I unconditionally forgive myself for everything
that I have ever done, said, or thought
that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

I am a being of free-will,
and I CHOOSE each and every action I make,
every thought I think, and every emotion I feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.
- John F. Kennedy

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability,
knowing that it is the nature of thought
to externalize itself in your health and affairs,
knowing that you are the thinker.
- Ernest Holmes


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