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Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.

Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
If I look confused it is because I am thinking.
Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Far more numerous are those as such; who think too little and talk too much.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
I think therefore I am.
The power of thought, the magic of the mind.
As the Fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever, is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. [Philippians 4:8]
If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.
In thinking, if a person begins with certainties, they shall end in doubts, but if they can begin with doubts, they will end in certainties.
Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity.
Associate reverently, as much as you can, with your loftiest thoughts.
Think success, don't think failure. At work, in your home, substitute success thinking for failure thinking. When you face a difficult situation, think, I'll win, not I'll probably lose. When you compete with someone else, think, I'm equal to the best, not I'm out-classed. When opportunity appears, think I can do it, never I can't. Let the master thought I-will-succeed dominate your thinking process. Thinking success conditions your mind to create plans that produce success. Thinking failure does the exact opposite. Failure thinking conditions the mind to think other thoughts that produce failure.
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.
What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
When we talk in company we lose our unique tone of voice, and this leads us to make statements which is no way correspond to our real thoughts.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books, They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.
Thinking and Thought: Thoughts are funny little things, They can make paupers or make kings.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life [Matthew 6:27]
Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.
Little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve.
A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him a prisoner.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
The soul of God is poured into the world through the thoughts of men.
Humans have the ability to shift perspective. We can experience the world through our senses. Or we can remove ourselves from our senses and experience the world even less directly. We can think about our life, rather than thinking in our life. We can think about what we think about our life, and we can think about what we think about that. We can shift perceptual positions many times over.
There is a big difference between thinking: I'm in a relationship and something's wrong. Therefore something must be wrong with the relationship. and thinking I'm in a relationship and we've got problems. This is evidence that you are different than me.
There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.