New Thought

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • New Thought Any form of belief in mental healing, other than (1) Christian Science and (2) hypnotism or psychotherapy. It was practised in the 19th century, and its central principle was affirmative thought, or suggestion, employed with the conviction that man produces changes in his health, his finances, and his life by the adoption of a favorable mental attitude. As a therapeutic doctrine it stands for silent and absent mental treatment, and the theory that all diseases are mental in origin. As a cult it has its unifying idea the inculcation of workable optimism in contrast with the “old thought” of sin, evil, predestination, and pessimistic resignation. The term is essentially synonymous with the term High Thought, used in England.
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Quotations

  • C. Neil Strait
    C. Neil Strait
    “Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “When I was praised I lost my time, for instantly I turned around to look at the work I had thought slightly of, and that day I made nothing new.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.”
  • James Ramsey
    James Ramsey
    “Apothegms to thinking minds are the seeds from which spring vast fields of new thought, that may be further cultivated, beautified, and enlarged.”
  • Ramana Maharshi
    Ramana Maharshi
    “You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language without words.”

Usage

In literature:

Perhaps I'm just a little crazy by the standard of New York, but, dear, I thought you were my mate!
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Grace sat there brooding over her life problems with a new thought in her mind.
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
Any one attempting to discuss new phases of human thought is a fakir.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
I thought, perhaps, they had discovered some new orchid; so I followed them.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
It was quite a new thought, and made a deep impression upon him.
"Bert Lloyd's Boyhood" by J. McDonald Oxley
I thought I'd coin a new head-line that would embrace all of us.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
She was trembling with a new thought.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
But, mercy, they were bad enough, anyhow, I thought, to have been brand-new.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
This last action led to a train of thought, and Basil seemed suddenly to adopt some new resolution.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Up the pole again with a new thought.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

'Then all was wheat without a tare,
Then all was righteous, fair, and true;
And I am he whose thoughtful care
Shall plant the Old World in the New.
"The Sower" by James Russell Lowell
New every morning is the love
Our wakening and uprising prove;
Through sleep and darkness safely brought,
Restored to life, and power, and thought.
"Morning" by John Keble
I thought they travelled for a thousand years;
And at the end was nothing for them all,
For all that splendour of sceptres and of spears,
But a new step, another easy fall.
"Nightmare" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Whilst memory lasts think not e’er from this breast
Can pass the fond thoughts of my home:
No! I ne’er can forget the land I have left
In the new one to which I have come!
"The Emigrant’s Address To America" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Then love came knocking at her gentle heart,
And gave a sweeter colour to her cheek,
While far within new thoughts began to start
Whose whispers made her smile but never speak.
"Bertha" by Alexander Anderson
O, glad New Year, with what a wealth of hope
Thou comest to the world of toiling men,
Bringing glad days that proffer strength and scope
For earnest thought and noble work again.
"O, Glad New Year" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

The troubled automaker's new CEO, Bob Nardelli, is reinventing the car business faster than anyone thought possible.
According to a Sept 13 report from BBC News, a ship thought to be the last steamcoaster in the world is preparing to head to her new home after a $2.9m restoration in Suffolk.
0It was thought to be a random act of violence but new details have emerged one week after a woman was allegedly kidnapped from the Walmart store in Alamo.
Add new comment Read and share your thoughts on this story .
What are your thoughts about the new euthanasia movement, Mr Stravinsky .
However, the organisation rejects claims that its move to introduce new suffixes was badly thought out.
Some television commercials are more thought-provoking than what strains to pass for entertainment on the new fall schedule.
Only one thought comes to mind when looking at the new billboard towering above downtown Newark.
In Saturday's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl there were a few Sportscenter worthy plays I thought.
Pumpkin Spice Granola, served straight up or with milk or yogurt, is a thoughtful gift for new moms.
Just when we thought New Orleans safety Darren Sharper and the Minnesota Vikings were done with their Twitter war -- at least for the day, they're at it again.
I thought I knew a lot about tillage until I embarked on my last writing assignment: present readers with a roundup of new tillage tools manufacturers are launching for 2013.
As a new resident, I've found the islanders to be welcoming, helpful and thoughtful at every turn, that is, unless you choose running as your daily exercise.
Inspired by the new toll kicking off on the 520 bridge today, I thought of some other ways we could scrape together a few bucks to benefit good causes.
New research says it's probably 2 billion years older than thought, which bolsters theory.
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In science:

In the high energy community, however, proton structure is often thought of as relevant only through its impact on new physics searches at hadron colliders.
Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions
There is nothing about the interval arithmetic computer code for a new function that requires human thought or effort in an essential way.
Some algorithms arising in the proof of the Kepler conjecture
We put forward a new interpretation of the subpulse-position jump over the null, indicating that the speedup time scale of the post-null dr ifting is much shorter than previously thought.
Radio Pulsars
A paper’s grade reflects the community aggregate opinion of the paper, and should not be thought of as the “final word” on its original scientific contribution; opinion evolves in response to new information.
RefSponse: A Literature Evaluation System for the Professional Astrophysics Community
Of course, the final answer may prove to be a cocktail solution of these possible explanations or include some new dynamics that has not yet been thought of.
The Spin Structure of the Proton
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