If you think down, you will go down. If you think up, you will go up. You’ll always travel in the direction of your thinking.— T. D. Jakes
Famous Deep Thought quotations
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
Real value isn’t in what you own, drive, wear or live.
The greater value is found in love and life, health and strength, friends and family!
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.
If you let a person talk long enough you'll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once.
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.
People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Some of the best people with whom you can have a relationship are the people who challenge your thinking.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.
The happiest people are those who do the most for others.
The most miserable are those who do the least.
Why is it that weeks and months and years go by so quickly, all in a blur, but moments last forever?
It is the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
Whatever you resist you become. If you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion,you are always confused. We think that we resist certain states because they are there, but actually they are there because we resist them.
A businessman cannot force you to buy his product;
if he makes a mistake, he suffers the consequences; if he fails, he takes the loss. If bureaucrat makes a mistake, you suffer the consequences; if he fails, he passes the loss on to you.
Sometimes The Devil is a gentleman.
How amazing is it to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go in your head.
The moment anyone tries to demean or degrade you in any way, you have to know how great you are. Nobody would bother to beat you down if you were not a threat.
Great minds think alone.
Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without deep thought and hard work.
Empty Minds Make The Most Noise!
I not only think but also look and study things carefully.
When I travel around, I look at things carefully, make comparisons of what I see. I don't accept things at face value, you cannot trust what you hear or see. Don't jump to conclusions without thinking.
All kids are born geniuses, but are crushed by society.
We are the gods of the atoms that make up ourselves but we are also the atoms of the gods that make up the universe.
One small positive thought in the morning can change you whole day.
Thought is not reality; yet it is through Thought that our realities are created.
The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.
But nothing is more opaque than absolute transparency.
How deep is the mud? Depends on who you ask. We all go through the same stuff differently.
A small act is worth a million thoughts.
The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.
There is no other world. Nor even this one. What, then, is there? The inner smile provoked in us by the patent nonexistence of both.
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.
Be proud of your scars. They remind you that you have the will to live.
Time itself is the solution to all problems.
However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the "right" person, because he or she is the mirror of who you are inside.
Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain.
Peace comes from the absence of fear, from a consciousness of trust, from a deep, underlying faith in the absolute goodness and mercy, the final integrity of the universe in which we live, and of every cause to which we give our thought, our time and our attention.
Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world.