All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

An arrow may fly through the air and leave no trace; but an ill thought leaves a trail like a serpent.

Arouse the mind without resting it on anything.

As the Fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.

As you think, so shall you become.

Associate reverently, as much as you can, with your loftiest thoughts.

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!

Carve every word before you let it fall.

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking.

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

Do not think that what your thoughts dwell upon is of no matter. Your thoughts are making you.

Do you suffer your thoughts to tamper with evil; and to dally with wrong-doing? If so; you are not sincere. God will regard your thoughts; for thoughts are heard in heaven. If you willingly sin in thought; if you are base and guilty there; because you think that no eye will see your thoughts; the guilt and baseness will sooner or later break into the outlets of word and deed — from thought to wish — from wish to purpose — from purpose to word — from word to act — from act to habit — from delight in the imagination to consent in the will — from deed to repeated transgression; such is the genesis of sin.

Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day.

Each thought that is welcomed and recorded is a nest egg by the side of which more will be laid.

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.

Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples don't count on harvesting golden Delicious .

Every thought we think is creating our future.

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