Thought quotes

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. -Albert Einstein

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love -Marcus Aurelius

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. -Victor Hugo

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. -Victor Hugo

I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling. -T.S. Eliot

Some things you will think of yourself, and some things God will put into your mind -Homer, The Odyssey