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Positive Thoughtful Quotes

Let these positive Thoughtful quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

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

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration:
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and declare that I will thoughtfully consider
all possibilities and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

People get very thoughtful when they are in cars.
I no longer care for cars.
I don't collect them.
- Mick Jagger

 

The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful,
patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect.
In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.
- John Lancaster Spalding

Gay people are the sweetest, kindest,
most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world.
And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked.
- Little Richard

There is a tremendous amount of support for the approach we have taken,
which again is to base our decisions on risk analysis
and thoughtful scientific process.
- Mike Johanns

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
- Mary Martin

If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers
hoping to better their odds for success in life,
I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading.
- Richard Lugar

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
- Omar Khayyam

My guiding principles in life are to be honest,
genuine, thoughtful and caring.
- Prince William

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

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

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

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind,
but great actions speak to all mankind.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist
who would place ideological purity or a particular
agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning.
- Ron Wyden

It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men
and Christian believers should take respecting them,
and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.
- Asa Gray

I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very
thoughtful or reflective ethics.
- Peter Singer

Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case.
I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed
and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the
sand in a strong but thoughtful way.
- Tom Brokaw

I like to talk about a thing I call a "practiced pause."
Just a few moments of pausing allows me
to consider a circumstance and take stock
of what the best direction might be.
Reactions tend to rise from habit and unconsidered action.
A Response is considered and thoughtful.
My actions are my own and I am, singularly,
responsible for what I see, say, feel and exert.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I've been doing everything I can to reach out and understand
why people voted against me.
They were trying to send a message.
I have to be more sensitive in the way I express myself,
and I have to be more thoughtful in the positions I take.
- James P. Moran

I like John Kerry.
I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful.
I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment.
I think he's an internationalist, which I am.
- Howard Dean

Let the workers organize.
Let the toilers assemble.
Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices
and demand their privileges.
Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them,
for the future of Labor is the future of America.
- John L. Lewis

The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is,
the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated.
And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this
country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach
and that the American public buys into it.
- Tom Coburn

There are a lot of editorials that have nothing to
do with anything like that.
But I was just thinking of that sense of prose as being
very responsible and perceptive,
thoughtful, intimate, and contriving a quote statement.
- Robert Creeley

Culture means, I think, that you have widened your
experience enough through reading and through being
a little bit thoughtful about these things that it
has changed your outlook in some ways.
And not necessarily made you a better human being but made you see things.
- Joseph Epstein

Gradually, everything that happens in the world is
coming to be of interest everywhere in the world,
and, gradually, thoughtful men and women everywhere
are sitting in judgment upon the conduct of all nations.
- Elihu Root

Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard
with interest any device or plan which promises to
enable at least the more intelligent,
enterprising, and determined part of those who are
not capitalists to cease to labor for hire.
- Leland Stanford

As citizens we have to be more thoughtful and more
educated and more informed.
I turn on the TV and I see these grown people screaming at each other,
and I think, well, if we don't get our civility back,
we're in trouble.
- Emmylou Harris

Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways,
has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals,
especially in the more thoughtful men,
which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and
envious of another s. - Desiderius Erasmus

It's appropriate to celebrate public service,
and the thoughtful people who choose to serve.
They symbolize what is good and decent about this historic citizen legislature,
and we thank them.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

To be content with life or to live merrily,
rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting,
superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Today it is becoming increasingly apparent to thoughtful
Americans that we cannot fight the forces and ideas
of imperialism abroad and maintain any form of imperialism at home.
The war has done this to our thinking.
- Wendell Willkie

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

When you are winning a war
almost everything that happens
can be claimed to be right and wise.
- Winston Churchill

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
- William James

Wise kings generally have wise counselors;
and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
- Diogenes


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