Thinking Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old thinking quotes, thinking sayings, and thinking proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.     

Mao Tse-Tung

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.     

Walter Lipman

I have found power in the mysteries of thought.     


Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.     

William Shakespeare

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


Our minds are lazier than our bodies.     

Franois Vi

No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.     

Henry David Thoreau

Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.     

William James

Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.     

Robert Lee Frost

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.     

Zig Ziglar

Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.     

Seth Godin

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.     

James Allen

The soul never thinks without a picture.     


If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again.     


The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.     

Marcus Aurelius

I have always found that the man whose second thoughts are good is worth watching.     

James M. Barrie

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.     

Alice Walker

What you think means more than anything else in your life - more than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you.     

George Matthew Adams

Thinking no longer means any more than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think.     

Theodor W. Adorno

There is within every human being a deep well of thinking over which a heavy iron lid is kept clamped.     

Sherwood Anderson