Thoughtful Quotes

These inspirational quotations might help you get through a difficult situation or simply give you a boost when you need it.

Reading quotes is a great approach to spark fresh ideas and thoughts in your life. Quotes have the power to inspire and encourage people in ways they never imagined.

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110+ Thoughtful Quotes To Enhance Your Intellectual

Advantages never come free. You have to create it the way you want it!___Ashish Patel


All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.___Baruch Spinoza


At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.― Suzanne Collins


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind…___Mahatma Gandhi

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind…___Mahatma Gandhi

Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new.__Albert Einstein


Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.___Louis Kahn


At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.___Suzanne Collins


Be kind to one another.___Jim Henson

Be kind to one another.___Jim Henson

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.― Dr. Seuss


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.___Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.___Plato

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.


Do just once what others say you can’t do and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.___James R. Cook


‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.___Alice Walker


A great man is one who has not lost the child’s heart.___Mencius

A great man is one who has not lost the child’s heart.___Mencius

There is nothing wrong with the love of Beauty. But Beauty – unless she is wed to something more meaningful – is always superficial.― Donna Tartt


A happy soul in a happy body.___Lailah Gifty Akita

A happy soul in a happy body.___Lailah Gifty Akita

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.___Lao Tzu


Never underestimate the power of thought; it is the greatest path to discovery.― Idowu Koyenikan


A very interesting theory makes no sense at all.___Groucho Marx

A very interesting theory makes no sense at all.___Groucho Marx

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.___Socrates


Don’t ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it’s the only thing that ever has.___Aaron Sorkin


Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.___Robert Brault

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.___Robert Brault

Even when we do not actively participate in our destiny, we are still on a chosen path. Life has a way of making decisions for us.__Nina Guilbeau


Every day, a new opportunity to decide where your next step will go is given to you. Your future will be determined by the accumulation of these daily decisions. You control your steps and therefore your destiny, so choose wisely.___Kevin Ngo


Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.― Wallace Stevens

Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.― Wallace Stevens

Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people’s lives.― F. Scott Fitzgerald


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


Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it … or because is it traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But, whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings–that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.__Buddha


Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.___Farraj Gray

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.___Farraj Gray

Despite your best efforts, not everyone wants to be helped. Make a difference where you can and be at peace with the rest.___Gary Hopkins


Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.___Anne Frank


Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.___Aldous Huxley


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.___William Arthur Ward

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.___William Arthur Ward

Good manners are not merely snobbish ornaments, as Mrs. Lippett’s regime appeared to believe. They mean self-discipline and thought for others, and my children have got to learn them.___Jean Webster


Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.― John Steinbeck


Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.___Zig Ziglar


Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.___C. S. Lewis

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.___C. S. Lewis

He who spends too long regretting his ruined crop will be neglect to plant next year’s harvest.___François Lelord


Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.___Wallace Stevens

Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.___Wallace Stevens

I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of the Imagination.___John Keats


I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.__Lewis Carroll

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.__Lewis Carroll

I have a life without you. You’re not my entire world. You’re just the part I loved the most…___S. C. Stephens


I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.___William Butler Yeats


If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it…__Mary Engelbreit

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it…__Mary Engelbreit

Anyone unable to understand how useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either.― Kurt Vonnegut


If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.___Rene Descartes


It has been my experience that rewarding and heart-breaking often go hand in hand.__Holly Sloan

It has been my experience that rewarding and heart-breaking often go hand in hand.__Holly Sloan

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable.___Charles Darwin


It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.___Frank Herbert


It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.____Vince Lombardi


It’s important to be thoughtful and mindful about the things you say to other people.___Evan Spiegel

It’s important to be thoughtful and mindful about the things you say to other people.___Evan Spiegel

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.___Epictetus


I think we all do have a guardian angel. I believe they work through us all the time, when we are thoughtful and good and kind to each other.___Roma Downey


I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.___Gilbert K. Chesterton


I’m very thoughtful, and when I make a decision I usually stick to it.___Casey Stoner

I’m very thoughtful, and when I make a decision I usually stick to it.___Casey Stoner

Learn to recognize the false dawn from the true; distinguish the color of the wine from the color of the cup. Then it may be that patience and time may produce, out of the spectrum-viewing sight, true vision, and you will behold colors other than these mortal hues, you will see pearls instead of stones. Pearls, did I say? Nay more, you will become a sea, you will become a sun traveling the sky.___Jalal Al-Din Rumi


Life is going to beat you up, it wouldn’t be fair if you didn’t throw some punches back at it.__Bradley Bowman


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.___George Bernard Shaw

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.___George Bernard Shaw

Living well is the best revenge.___George Herbert


Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.___Walter Lippman


Only one who takes over his own life history can see in it the realization of his self. Responsibility to take over one’s own biography means to get clear about who one wants to be.___Jürgen Habermas


Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.___Charles Dickens


Reflect your thoughts and watch others mirror them back to you.___Stephen Richards

Reflect your thoughts and watch others mirror them back to you.___Stephen Richards

Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.___Gordon B. Hinckley


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


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.___Margaret Mead


Never underestimate the power of thought; it is the greatest path to discovery.___Idowu Koyenikan


No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.__Randy Pausch


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent…__Rosa Parks


Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.___Carl Jung


None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.___Fred De Witt Van Amburgh


Now and then, it is good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.__Guillame Apollinaire


One wondering thought pollutes the day.___Mary Shelley


Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture.___Maggie Stiefvater


The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.___Carl Jung


The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.___Steve Jobs


The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.___John Ruskin


The quieter you become, the more you can hear.___Baba Ramdas


Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.__Alphonse Karr


Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.___Jerry Seinfeld


Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.__Charles Reade


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


Storms don’t come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean.__Shannon L. Alder


Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.___Henri Frederic Amiel


The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it…__Ernest Hemingway


The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.___Thomas Jefferson


The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.___Dalai Lama


The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.___Khalil Gibran


The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.___Omar Khayyam


The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.___Charles Schwab


The whole is more than the sum of its parts.__Aristotle


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.___Albert Einstein


There is never a right time. Except the time we make right.__Richmond Akhigbe


There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.__John Holmes


There is nothing wrong with the love of Beauty. But Beauty – unless she is wed to something more meaningful – is always superficial.___Donna Tartt


There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater,you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.___Dave Barry


When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.___Karen E. Quinones Miller


Whenever you’re going through a tough time, generally, you become more compassionate, you become softer, you become more thoughtful, kinder. These are all spiritual qualities that will help you to align yourself with God and God consciousness rather than with a split fear-based consciousness.___Wayne Dyer


Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.___Carl Jung


Writing makes it easier to cope with life.___Mary Sage Nguyen


You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.___Elizabeth Gilbert


You can’t understand where someone’s going unless you understand where they’ve been.___Jerry B. Jenkins


You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.___Andrew Carnegie


To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.___Kahlil Gibran


We all know so much, and yet at the same time we don’t know anything.___Grace Fiorre


We are always the same age inside.___Gertrude Stein


When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.___Willie Nelson


You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on.___Heraclitus


You get to a point where you have to start planning, when you cross that line where you have enough value to get someone’s movie made if you attach yourself to it, you have to be very thoughtful and have to plan.___Chris Pratt


Your breath upon the wind shall surely lodge within some breast. Ask not whose breast it is. See only that the breath itself be pure.___Mikhail Naimy


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