Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts
rule the world.
In every work of genius, we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts
It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.
I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.
Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
The soul of God is poured into the world through the thoughts of men.
Dance is music made visible.
We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we
play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.
Let the spirit out - Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise and fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily self. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception, let the spirit out, as it will
The very greatest things -- great thoughts, discoveries, inventions -- have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words.
Human beings are “emotional amoral egoists”, driven above all by emotional self-interest. All of our thoughts, beliefs and motivations are neurochemically mediated, some predetermined for survival, others alterable.
The trees are God's great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.
The best way to inspire fresh thoughts is to seal the envelope.
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.