99+ Best Thoughts Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational thoughts quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Thoughts Quotes

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

It is the hardest word to define.

Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look. Jodi Picoult

Thoughts are just a different kind of bacteria, colonizing you. I thought about the gut brain information axis. Maybe you’re already gone. The prisoners run the jail now. Not a person so much as a swarm. Not a bee, but the hive.

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins

Each of us has many, many maps in our head, which can be divided into two main categories: maps of the way things are, or realities, and maps of the way things should be, or values. We interpret everything we experience through these mental maps. We seldom question their accuracy; we’re usually even unaware that we have them. We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be.

You can have it all. Just not all at once. Oprah Winfrey

What seems threatening is just the echo of the fear in my own heart.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

I’m well aware that at the back of my mind, thumping quietly like a drumbeat, are the twin horrors of Guilt and Panic.

Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive. Jim Thompson

Perhaps down in his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man. But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness.

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. Earl Nightingale

I thought of myself as a free floating one celled amoeba, minding my own business.

Train your mind to see the good in every situation.

Most people seemed to have a hard outer shell that protected them from mean people, insults, bad memories.

If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win.

It is certain that I cannot always distinguish my own thoughts from those I read, because what I read becomes the very substance and texture of my mind.

Stay positive. Better days are on their way.

The law of attraction attracts to you everything you need, according to the nature of your thought life. Your environment and financial condition are the perfect reflection of your habitual thinking. Thought rules the world.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In bantering lies the key to human warmth.

I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson

Think good and good follows. Think evil and evil follows. You are what you think all day long.

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. Bruce Lee

As a person thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his or her mind, body, and circumstances.

A No. 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. Joyce Meyer

All things that have happened to you are based on thoughts impressed on the subconscious mind through belief. The subconscious mind will accept your beliefs and accept your convictions.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi

The truth is you can acquire any quality you want by acting as though you already have it.

Be yourself and people will like you. Jeff Kinney

Every now and then I could see myself truly see myself and a sentence would come to me, thundering like a god into my head, and as I saw myself then in front of that tarnished mirror what came was the woman with the hole in her heart.

Each day provides its own gifts. Marcus Aurelius

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

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Your memory is a monster; you forget it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you and summons them to your recall with will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!

You do not find the happy life. You make it.Thomas S. Monson

There was something about him about those eyes and that stare Something familiar. It was the kind of something that made everyone else in the room fade away into the dark recess of my mind until there was no one left but me and him. He was the picture. Everything else around him was just white noise.

Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen. Deep Roy

Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts.

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl

But for now, let’s go back to the places in the world where we most need transparency and so rarely have it.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. Dr. Seuss

I think the world is a series of broken dams and floods, and my cartoons are tiny little lifeboats.

The most wasted of days is one without laughter. E. E. Cummings

I learned it without being forced by threats of punishment, because it was my own wish to be able to give expression to my thoughts.

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. Bill Gates

Remember, you become what you think. Think discouraging thoughts, and you’ll get discouraged.

To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the ‘what is next’, of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here. Mark Twain

Because he’s always looking at something beyond me. He can never see me. I cried myself to sleep, thinking of him.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou

Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can’t quite name.

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have often felt that I would find it more complicated, troublesome and unpleasant to ascertain the feelings by which a woman lives than to plumb the innermost thoughts of an earthworm.

The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease for ever being able to do it. Peter Pan J.M. Barrie

Because when you fall in love with someone exactly the way they are, how do you convince yourself they aren’t enough for you?

Think and wonder. Wonder and think. Dr. Suess

He reached a finger to twirl his mustache, experienced a peculiar irritation when he remembered that he had shaved it off as a gesture of defiance against Hitler, and then looked down at the black armband that he had worn ever since the death of Metaxas.

Just for the record darling, not all positive change feels positive in the beginning. S. C. Lourie

A convict’s thoughts are no freer than he is: they come back to the same place, worry over the same thing continually.

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha

For I felt that without a common bond uniting men, without a continuous current of shared thought and feeling circulating through the social system, like blood coursing through the body, there could be no living worthy of being called human.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

The fortunate people in the world, the only real fortunate people in the world, in my mind,  are those whose work is also their pleasure

Most people are nice when you finally see them. Harper Lee

If you refuse to entertain a baby cousin, the baby cousin may get bored and entertain itself by wandering off and falling down a well. If you refuse to entertain a pack of hyenas, they may become restless and entertain themselves by devouring you.

When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while. Lucy Maud Montgomery

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Babe Ruth

What we think, we become. Buddha

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life. William Osler

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams

In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. Anne Frank

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. Rick Riordan

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. Rosa Parks

Three things in life: your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. Naval Ravikant

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless. Maxime Legacé

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. H.Jackson Brown Jr

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

Salvation lies within. Warden Samuel Norton

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain

Jump in with both feet and be brave. Sujit Choudhry

The best sleeping pill is a clear conscience. Dada J. P. Vaswani

If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.Tennessee Williams

Remember that we will not be here forever. Good thoughts, good ideas, and good deeds have a chance to live for a very long time. Debasish Mridh

Always let your conscience be your guide. Jiminy Cricket

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer

Do what is true to your soul. Malini Saba

For the great doesn’t happen through impulse alone and is a succession of little things that are brought together. Vincent Van Gogh

I want to reach my potential, impact my world, and leave a legacy. Seth Buechley

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. Vernon Howard

Today is a good day to try. Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?  Sydney J. Harris

Make your life matter and have fun doing it. Aaron Hurst

Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards. Søren Kierkegaard