Today I decided to compile short quotes to thinking and reflection. All of them are famous and some of the most important people in history.

Sure you will be of value and if you surprise and make it yours, you can change the way you see the world.

What do you think about your free time or your quiet moments? In your plans? In the things you have done right or in the things you have done wrong? In your weaknesses or your strengths? What have you got or what you have failed? In the things you have done right or the things you have done wrong

Are you aware that thought creates your reality?

I hope you enjoy and take advantage of them. As I have already done, I suggest you make your own list of phrases. Surely they will contribute in your life in a way you can not even imagine.

160 Powerful Short Quotes That Will help the Way Thinking and Reflection:

I encourage you to add your favorite celebrity phrases in the comments section. The order is random, they are not important, you can find the one that strikes you the most in the first or last line. You may also like these pretty motivational quotes.

1. “Everything you can imagine is real.”-Pablo Picasso

2. “Happiness is not the absence of problems; is the ability to deal with them.”-Steve Maraboli

3. “The worst experience is the best teacher.”-Kovo

4. “A man who does not think for himself, does not think at all.”-Oscar Wilde

5. “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”-Karen Kaiser Clark

6. “Luck is proportional to sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”-Ray Kroc

7. “Many of the vital failures are of people who did not realize how close they were to success when they surrendered.”-Thomas A. Edison

8. “A friend of all is a friend of nobody.”-Aristotle

9. “Build your dreams or someone else will hire you to build your own.”-Farrah Gray

10. “I do not know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.”-Bill Cosby

11. “When you say it is difficult, it means that you are not strong enough to fight for it.”-Unknown

12. “Choose a job you like and you will not have to work another day in life.”-Confucius

13. “Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you have to move on.”-Albert Einstein

14. “The elevator to success is not available. You have to use the stairs, one by one.”-Joe Girard

15. “The reason I speak to myself is that I am the only one whose answers I accept.”-George Carlin

16. “Life is not about finding yourself, but about creating yourself.”-George Bernard Shaw

17. “”If I had observed all the rules, I would never have gotten anywhere.”-Marilyn Monroe

18. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”-Frank Zappa

19. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You will never live long enough to commit all yourself.”-Groucho Marx

20. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it difficult.”-Confucius

21. “If opportunity does not call, build a door.”-Milton Berle

22. “If you do not like something, change it. If you can not change it, change your attitude.”-Maya Angelou

23. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that do not work.”-Thomas Edison

24. “Too many people spend money they earned to buy things they do not want to impress people they do not want.”-Will Rogers

25. “What you do for yourself disappears when you are not, but what you do for others remains as your legacy.”-Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

26. “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”-Frances Ann Lebowitz

27. “Whether you think you can or you think you can not, you’re right.”-Henry Ford

28. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It can not be changed without changing our thinking.”-Albert Einstein

29. “Reading only provides knowledge of materials; it is thought that does what we read of ourselves.”-John Locke

30. “Some people have thousands of reasons why they can not do what they want, when they just need a reason why they can.”-Willis Whitney

31. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”-George Bernard Shaw

32. “We are addicted to our thoughts. We can not change anything if we do not change our thoughts.”-Santosh Kalwar

33. “Judge a man by his questions instead of by his answers.”-Voltaire

34. “Five percent of people think; ten percent of people think they think; the other eighty-five percent of people would rather die than think.”-Thomas A. Edison

35. “The world is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy for those who think.”-Horace Walpole

36. “All true great thoughts are conceived in walking.”-Friedrich Nietzsche

37. “Perhaps the logical conclusion that everyone is similar is that everyone thinks the same.”-Scott Westerfeld

38. “Think for yourself and let others also enjoy that privilege.”-Voltaire

39. “Take your time to deliberate, but when the time comes for action, stop thinking and continue.”-Napoleon

40. “Thinking is the hardest work, which is probably the reason why few practice it.”-Henry Ford

41. “Stop thinking and finish your problems.”-Lao Tzu

42. “Who controls the media, controls the mind.”-Jim Morrison

43. “The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominant habits of thought.”-Bruce Lee

44. “The essence of the independent mind is not what it thinks, but how it thinks.”-Christopher Hitchens

45. “Do not be caught by dogma, which is living with the result of the thought of others.”-Steve Jobs

46. “We can not solve problems with the same level of thought that created them.”-Albert Einstein

47. “The only freedom you really have is your mind, so use it.”-Dismuke

48. “A good traveler is the one who knows how to travel with the mind.”-Michael Bassey Johnson

49. “A conclusion is the place where you arrive when you are tired of thinking.”-Jill Shalvis

50. “Do not believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that-thoughts.”-Allan Lokos

51. “You know the moment you stop thinking about it, it will happen.”-Sarah Dessen

52. “No one knows more about how you think yourself.”-Seth Godin

53. “We become, neurologically, what we think.”-Nicholas Carr

54. “Your language indicates and limits what you think.”-Jonathan Price

55. “You can have little and be rich.”-Boris Kovalík

56. “All problems begin when we begin to think what others think of us.”-Bryant McGill

57. “Nothing great happens to think of little.”-Bryant McGill

58. “The intellect can only think or analyze pleasure, but it can not feel it.”-Bryant McGill

59. “There is nothing good or bad, thought does so.”-William Shakespeare

60. “Anyone who reads a lot and uses little of his own mind, falls into lazy habits of thought.”-Albert Einstein

61. “Reading does not mean accepting everything you read, it means reasoning everything you read.”-Amit Kalantri

62. “The head thinks, the heart knows.”-Rasheed Ogunlaru

63. “The difference between impossible and possible is a heart with will.”-Lolly Daskal

64. “Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and putting one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”-Goethe

65. “We become what we think.”-Buddha

66. “Those who know how to think do not need teachers.”-Mahatman Gandhi

67. “I feed and feed for months and years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I’m right.”-Einstein

68. “When I’m preparing to speak, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what people want to hear, and a third what I want to say.”-Abraham Lincoln

69. “Intelligence is something we are born with. Thought is a skill that must be learned.”-Edward de Bono

70. “Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks he learns as much from his failures as from his successes.”-John Dewey

71. “They can do everything because they think they can.”-anonymous

72. “We only think when we face a problem.” -John Dewey

73. “Every revolution was first a thought in the mind of a man.”-Ralf Waldo Emerson

74. “What are the hardest jobs in the world? Think.”-Ralf Waldo Emerson

75. “The more you think, the longer you have.”-John Ford

76. “Many men owe the greatness of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.”-Charles H. Spurgeon

77. “When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you get it.”-Paulo Coelho

78. “All that a man achieves and all that fails to attain is the direct result of his thoughts.”-James Allen

79. “The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”-Marco Aurelio

80. “The key to success is to risk having unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress.”-Trevor Baylis

81. “Invent a past for the present.”-Daniel Stern

82-. “The interesting questions are those that destroy the answers.”-Susan Sontag

83. “Doing two things at the same time is not doing any of them.”-Publilius Syrus

84. “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate but it is fear.”-Gandhi

85. “I am the wisest man on earth, because I know one thing, and I do not know anything.”-Socrates

86. “Opinion is half between knowledge and ignorance.”-Plato

87. “If you find yourself alone when you are alone, you are in bad company.”-Jean Paul Sartre

88. “Let go of what you think you should be. Embrace what you are.’-Brene Brown

89. “The most provocative thought in our provocative time is that we still do not think.”-Martin Heidegger

90. “I do not regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I did not do when I had a chance.”-Unknown

91. “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to doing things better.”-Robert F. Kennedy

92. “It’s hard to wait for something you know will not happen, but it’s harder to give up when it’s all you want.”-Unknown

93. “Accept the responsibility of your life. Know that it is you who will take where you want to go, no one else.”-Les Brown

94. “Challenges make life interesting and overcome them makes life meaningful.”-Joshua J. Marine

95. “To succeed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure.”-Bill Cosby

96. “The best revenge is the massive success.”-Frank Sinatra

97. “I am grateful to all those who said no to me. That is why I am doing it for myself.”-Albert Einstein

98. “The only way to do a great job is to love what you do. If you have not found it, keep looking.”-Steve Jobs

99. “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”-Unknown

100. “Just remember someone out there is happier than you with less than what you have.”-Unknown

101. “The biggest mistake you can make in life is the mistake of not trying.”-Unknown

“Our power is our ability to decide.”-Buckminster Fuller

103. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day after day.”-Robert Collier

104. “The pursuit of excellence is motivating; the pursuit of perfection is demoralizing.”-Harriet Braiker

105. “Reality leaves much to the imagination.”-John Lennon

106. “You will be as valuable to others as you have been to yourself.”-Marcus T. Cicero

107. “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”-Roy Disney

108. “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.”-Mike Murdok

109. “People see the world not as it really is, but as they are.”-Al Lee

110. “Excellence is doing extraordinary things in an excellent way.”-John W. Gardner

111. “Without goals or plans to reach them, you are like a sheep that has sailed without destiny.” –Timzhugh Dodson

112. “If you want to make good use of your time, you must know what is most important and then give everything you have.”-Lee Iacocca

123. “As I get older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just see what they do.”-Andrew Carnegie

124. “The only thing that will make you happy is to be happy with who you are and not with what people think you are.”-Goldie Hawn

125. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid of failing. Failure is another step to success.”-Oprah Winfrey

126. “It’s best to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re stupid to open it and clear any doubt.”-Mark Twain

127. “Think of all the beauty that is still around you and be happy.”-Anne Frank

128. “I used to think that the worst thing in life is to finish alone. It’s not, the worst thing is to end up with people who make you feel lonely.”-Robin Williams

129. “You must do the things you think you can not do.”-Eleanor Roosevelt

130. “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you know.”-Benjamin Spock

131. “You can not stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” –Jonn Kabat Zinn

132. “You can not live a positive life with a negative mind.”-anonymous

134. “Don’t worry so much about what happens around you, worry more about what happens inside you.”-Mary Frances Winter

124-Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all in our interior, in our way of thinking.”-Marco Aurelio

125. “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”-Fran Lebowitz

126. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be lit.-Plutarch.”-anonymous

127. “In the end, what matters is not the years of life, but the life of the years.-Abraham Lincoln

128. “Life is about moments. Do not expect them, believe them.”-anonymous

129. “Most problems in life are caused by two facts: we act without thinking or we continue to think without acting.”-anonymous

130. “With our thoughts we create our world.”-Buddha

131. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts.”-Benjamin Disraeli

132. “The more you think, the longer you have.”-Henry Ford

133. “Forgive others, not because you deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.”-Jonathan Lockwood

134. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way to do it, otherwise you’ll find an excuse.”-anonymous

135. “Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, you win. Before criticizing, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before giving up try Ernest Hemingway.”-anonymous

136. “You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.”-anonymous

137. “How am I going to live today to create the tomorrow with which I am committed?”-Anthony Robbins

138. “What would you try to do if you knew you could not fail?”-Robert Schuller

139. “Someone must be on top. Why not you?”- General George S. Patton

140. “The most urgent question in life is: What are you doing for others?”-Martin Luther King Jr

141. “Just because my way is different does not mean I’m lost.”-anonymous

142. “My father gave me the greatest gift that can be done: he believed in me.”-anonymous

143. “Never love someone who treats you like you’re a normal person.”-Oscar Wilde

144. “Never regret anything that made you smile.”-Mark Twain

145. “It is not worth living an unexamined life.”-Socrates

146. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.”-Mark Twain

147. “Without reflection, we go blind in our path, creating more unwanted consequences, and achieving nothing useful.”-Margaret J. Wheatley

148. “A day is not always bright, and the nights are not always dark. All that matters is what is inside, because day and night are a reflection of you.”-Avantika

149. “A moment of silence is really a very strong moment.”-Nouf Alfadl

150. “Everyone and everything that appears in our lives is a reflection of something that is happening within us.”-Alan Cohen

151. “We are what our thoughts have made of us. So be careful what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; They travel far.”-Swami Vivekananda

152. “Love your enemies, for they will tell you your mistakes.”-Benjamin Franklin

153. “Without goals or plans to reach them, you are like a sheep that has sailed without destiny.” -Timzhugh Dodson

154. “Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?”-Carl Sandburg

155. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”-anonymous

156. “For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.”-anonymousanonymous

157. “I know for sure what we dwell on is who we become.”-anonymous

158. “Be the person your dog thinks you are.”-anonymous

159. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”-anonymous

160. “He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever.”-anonymous

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