Thoughtful Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Idowu Koyenikan

If there were one word that could act as a standard of conduct for one's entire life, perhaps it would be thoughtfulness.     

Confucius

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.     

Omar Khayyam

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

Mary Martin

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.     

Margaret Mead

We are here to change the world with small acts of thoughtfulness done daily rather than with one great breakthrough.     

Harold S. Kushner

Meeting important emotional needs creates the feeling of love, but thoughtfulness keeps it alive.     

Willard F. Harley

Thoughtfulness is the beginning of great sanctity. If you learn this art of being thoughtful, you will become more and more Christ-like, for his heart was meek and He always thought of others. Our vocation, to be beautiful, must be full of thought for others.     

Mother Teresa

Thoughtfulness is like a glue that holds a married couple together. Be creative and consistent in finding thoughtful ways to show your spouse that you love them and they are always on your mind.     

Dave Willis

The thoughtful man becomes a hermit in the thoroughfares of the marketplace.     

 Henry David Thoreau

The two most powerful things in existence: a kind word and a thoughtful gesture.      

Kenneth Langone

Be purposeful and thoughtful in the choices you make when the options are neatly infinite.     

Michael Bierut

Thoughtful people are concerned with the future because that is the only area of experience about which anything can be done. We cannot change the past, and the present is gone as soon as it is reported, but the future is that in which we can make a difference.     

D. Elton Trueblood

The more thoughtful you are of others, the more thoughtful they will be of you. The more you respect them, the more you will win their respect.      

Dorothy Sarnoff

When a thoughtful human being has overcome incentives to vice and is aware of having done his bitter duty, he finds himself in a state that could be called happiness, a state of contentment and peace of mind in which virtue is its own reward.     

Immanuel Kant

Being a sensitive, thoughtful person opens you up for criticism and being affected by it.     

Tory Burch

Thoughtfulness begins with seeing.     

Mattias Klum

Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.     

Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

Thoughtful people of different political philosophies can disagree, but in a very agreeable manner.     

Bob Ehrlich

Thoughtful lightness can make frivolity seem dull and heavy.     

Italo Calvino

Become the world's most thoughtful friend.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

All thoughtful men are solitary and original in themselves.     

James Russell Lowell

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

Evan Spiegel

Be thoughtful of others and you will not be shy, for they are incompatible addictions.     

Robert Breault

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.     

John Ruskin

The most valuable gift one can receive is thoughtful criticism     

Eric Beinhocker

Thoughtfulness is the way to deathlessness, thoughtlessness the way to death. The thoughtful do not die: the thoughtless are as if dead already.     

Buddha