Thoughts and Thinking Proverbs

By | August 15, 2015

Sayings about Thoughts & Thinking

What a man thinks up for himself, his worst enemy couldn’t wish for him. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Children will tell you what they do, men what they think and older people what they have seen and heard. ~ Gypsy Proverb

The thoughtless person buries a well when he is thirsty. ~ Chinese Proverb

Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher. ~ Latin Proverb

If you are a fast talker at least think slowly. ~ Croatian Proverb

Every man thinks his own thoughts are best. ~ Afghan Proverb

Have an open face, but conceal your thoughts. ~ Italian Proverb

Darkness and night are mothers of thought. ~ Dutch Proverb

Talking without thinking is shooting without aiming. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you wish to know what most occupies a man’s thoughts, you have only to listen to his conversation. ~ Chinese Proverb

Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself. ~ Josiah Royce

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you. ~ Latin Proverb

Think late, suffer soon. ~ Traditional Proverb

Act quickly, think slowly. ~ Greek Proverb

No one was ever hung for what he was thinking. ~ Hungarian Proverb

If everyone thought alike, no goods would ever be sold. ~ Libyan Proverb

Three years will eradicate even murderous thoughts. ~ Korean Proverb

The second thought is always the best. ~ Italian Proverb

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak. ~ French Proverb

The less one thinks, the more one speaks. ~ French Proverb

By day think of your own faults, by night think of the faults of others. ~ Chinese Proverb

Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; but doing well is the wisest and best of all. ~ Persian Proverb

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar. ~ Greek Proverb

Evil thoughts often come from idleness. ~ Gaelic Proverb

Treat thoughts as guests and wishes as children. ~ Chinese Proverb

The afterthought is good, but forethought is better. ~ Norwegian Proverb

When a man stops thinking he stops feeling. ~ French Proverb

You cannot hang a man for what he thinks. ~ German Proverbs

It always takes a person much longer to tell you what he thinks than what he knows. ~ Traditional Proverb

Think much, say little, write less. ~ French Proverb

The fish caught in the net starts to think. ~ Zanzibar Proverb

Good drink drives out bad thoughts. ~ Dutch Proverb

As the wound inflames the finger, so the thought inflames the mind. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

A man is what he thinks. ~ Malian Proverb

If you think about things too long, good thoughts will disappear. ~ Japanese Proverbs

A woman talks to one man, looks at another, and thinks about a third. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

Great minds think alike. ~ Traditional Proverb

If one soldier knew what the other thinks, there would be no war. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of debt. ~ Italian Proverbs

The distance between heaven and earth is no greater than one thought. ~ Mongolian Proverb

Forethought is easy, repentance hard. ~ Chinese Proverb

What the sober man thinks, the drunkard tells. ~ Dutch Proverbs

He who thinks the worst usually is right. ~ Greek Proverbs

Think of many things — do one. ~ Portuguese Proverb

What the heart thinks, the tongue speaks. ~ Romanian Proverbs

Speech both conceals and reveals the thoughts of men. ~ Latin Proverbs

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming. ~ English Proverbs

He who is too sure of himself and acts without thinking is heading for his downfall. ~ African Proverb

A man thinks that he knows it, but his wife knows better. ~ Chinese Proverb

The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn’t get along without them. ~ American Proverb

Loneliness is a nest for the thoughts. ~ Kurdish Proverb

Quotations about Thoughts & Thinking

Thoughts & Thinking proverb

An action is the perfection and publication of thought. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man. ~ Amos Bronson

If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening. ~ George Barzan

I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree. ~ James Douglas

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. ~ Peace Pilgrim

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results. ~ James Allen

A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Change your thoughts, and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

One cannot think crooked and walk straight. ~ Author Unknown

Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness. ~ Buddha

Learn to think like a winner. Think positive and visualize your strengths. ~ Vic Braden

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes I think and other times I am. ~ Paul Valéry

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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 paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ~ Pablo Picasso

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. ~ John Burroughs

Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts. ~ Buddha

If a man carefully examines his thoughts he will be surprised to find how much he lives in the future. His well-being is always ahead. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him. ~ James Allen

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. ~ Niels Bohr

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world. ~ Buddha

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once a week. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. ~ Napoleon Hill

You live with your thoughts — so be careful what they are. ~ Eva Arrington

Our best thoughts come from others. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our life depends on what our thoughts make it. ~ Marcus Aurelius

You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. ~ Alvin Toffler

I am not what I think. I am thinking what I think. ~ Eric Butterworth

You must choose the thoughts and actions that will lead you on to success. ~ R. C. Allen

Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. ~ Lorraine Hansberry

It is well for people who think, to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. ~ Luther Burbank

The mind is what it thinks. To make it true, think true. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Thought is action in rehearsal. ~ Sigmund Freud

You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think. ~ Walter Anderson

It is almost impossible to think of something no one has thought of before, but it is always possible to add different frills. ~ Isaac Asimov

Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words. ~ Eileen Caddy

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. ~ Buddha

The ancestor of every action is a thought. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are not influenced by things, but by their thoughts about things. ~ Epictetus

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. ~ James Allen

Never give up. Keep your thoughts and your mind always on the goal. ~ Tom Bradley

It is the nature of thought to find its way into action. ~ Christian Nevell Bovee

The soul of God is poured into the world through the thoughts of men. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. ~ Donald Trump

A man is literally what he thinks. ~ James Allen

In thinking, if a person begins with certainties, they shall end in doubts, but if they can begin with doubts, they will end in certainties. ~ Francis Bacon

All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts. ~ James Allen

One thought fills immensity. ~ William Blake

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. ~ Marcus Aurelius

It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature. ~ Hans Christian

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