thought

A Quote by Aristotle on educated, thought, accept, and entertain

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Lotte Lehmann on paralyzed, enchained, patterns, build, youthful, feeling, groping, thought, flowering, and perception

Do not become paralyzed and enchained by the set patterns which have been woven of old.  No, build from your own youthful feeling, your own groping thought and your own flowering perception.

Lotte Lehmann

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on single, footstep, path, earth, thought, pathway, mind, deep, walk, mental, think, thoughts, dominate, life, and our lives

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 (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on thought and prayer

Meditation, Prayer and Thought

Good is that which elevates the mind, and evil, is that which degrades the mind. Social virtue and vice are temporal entities. These things have nothing to do with a person's relationship with the Supreme.

Suppose several boys are moving along a particular road and one boy falls into a drain, his dress and his body, become dirty.  Other people, passers-by, will laugh at him, but when the boy's father sees his boy in that condition, what is he to do?  Will he laugh at his own son? No! What will he do?

He himself will go into the drain and take his boy in his own lap. He will clean his dress, clean his clothes, clean his body; and afterward he will say, "My boy, you should walk carefully."

Sinning persons are just like this boy who fell into the drain. Now, high or low, upgraded or degraded, all are equal. All are equal for Him because heaven is His creation, hell is His creation. If we say the Supreme is only in heaven, it will not be a correct utterance, because He is in hell also. His sons, His daughters, are never alone, He is with you even in hell.

What are you to do? You are always to remember that you are the child of a Great Father. You must not think that you are a sinner, that you are a degraded person. If you think that you are a sinner, it means you are meditating on sin! When sin has become the object of your meditation, you will become a sinner, because a person becomes just like the object of his or her ideation. We become the object of our meditation.

If you always meditate on sin, "I am a sinner, I am a sinner," actually you will become a sinner. The psychological approach is, you should forget it - even if you are a sinner, you should think, "I am the son of a Great Father, I am the daughter of a Great Father." Thus you are meditating on the Great Father, and a day is sure to come when you will become one with your Great Father.

To think, "I am a sinner, oh Father, save me," is a defective approach! You should say, "I am your son, I am your daughter, oh Father, take me on your lap, I am your child." This will be the approach. You should forget what you do not want.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Source: Stages Of Sama'dhi, Discourses On Tantra - Volume 1, 22 April 1969

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on creation and thought

Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts,
only you can change them.
You will want to change them
when you realize that each thought creates
according to its own nature.
Remember that the law works at all times
and that you are always demonstrating
according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain.
Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts
that will bring you health and happiness.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on creation and thought

Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts,
only you can change them.
You will want to change them
when you realize that each thought creates
according to its own nature.
Remember that the law works at all times
and that you are always demonstrating
according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain.
Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts
that will bring you health and happiness.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Contributed by: Ameya

A Quote by Joey Reiman on manifesting, thought, ideas, and imagination

"In my early life my mother tried to create a nurturing environment in which my mind could play. Her big rule was "Never lose in your imagination." She told me that thoughts were things and that I would become the thing I thought of most. This kind of empowerment is crucial to creative thinking."

Joey Reiman

Source: Thinking for a Living: Creating Ideas That Revitalize Your Business, Career, and Life, Pages: 141

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on soul, stillness, love, thought, hope, faith, and dancing

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
but the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light and the stillness, the dancing.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Four Quartets

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A Quote by Alan Cohen on thought, ideas, clarity, and confusion

"'Confusion is the last stop on the way to clarity,' he told me. 'The part of your mind that thinks it knows it all is butting up against a bigger idea. It's only a matter of time until the smaller thought gives way to the greater. Don't fight it. Just try to enjoy the ride.'"

Alan Cohen

Source: Mr Everit's Secret: What I Learned from the World's Richest Man, Pages: 15

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A Quote by William James on mind, thought, and discovery

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.  As you think, so shall you be.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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