Mind Quotes

Curiosity was a form of lust, a wandering cupidity of the eye and the mind.
John Crowley, Of Marvels And Monsters, Washington Post, October 18, 1998
William shakespeare - suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the...

Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.
Earl of Chesterfield
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Sir Richard Steele
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Buddha

People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln
It is better to be high - Spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow - Minded and all to prudent.
Vincent Van Gogh
Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men... the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
Francis Bacon
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Abraham Lincoln
A closed mind is like a closed book just a block of wood.
Chinese Prove
To surpress minority thinking and minority expression would tend to freeze society and prevent progress... Now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
Wendell Willkie
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest.
Beatrix Potte
Nature gets credit which should in truth be reserved for ourselves: the rose for its scent, the nightingale for its song; and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self congratulation on the excellence of the human mind.
Alfred North Whitehead
Distinction is the consequence, never the object of a great mind.
George Washington Allston
It would be ridiculous to talk of male and female atmospheres, male and female springs or rains, male and female sunshine.... How much more ridiculous is it in relation to mind, to soul, to thought, where there is as undeniably no such thing as sex...
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
John stuart mill - those only are happy who have their minds fixed...
I never reprimand a boy in the evening - Darkness and a troubled mind are a poor combination.
Frank L. Boyden
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
Lawrence of Arabia, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Suppressed introductory chapter, first published 1939, Penguin edition p. 23
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Joe Paterno
Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go any higher than what you think.
Benjamin Disraeli
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - If I can remember any of the damn things.
Dorothy Parke
When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
Albert Einstein, The World as I See It.
It is the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit.
William Shakespeare
Have a variety of interests... These interests relax the mind and lessen tension on the nervous system. People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Mathew Allen
Chance favors the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteu
Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.
Alexander Hamilton
Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.
Socrates, Quoted in: Plato, Phaedrus, sct. 262.
If there is anything that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of evil, it is pure human love.
N. P. Willis
Do not... hope wholly to reason away your troubles do not feed them with attention, and they will die imperceptibly away. Fix your thoughts upon your business, fill your intervals with company, and sunshine will again break in upon your mind.
Samuel Johnson
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
Norman Vincent Peale
A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.
Antoine De Saint - Exupery
Peace visits not the guilty mind.
Juvenal
At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.
Martin Luthe
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments: love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet cxvi
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza
If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign.
Albert Einstein
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk.
Laurence J. Pete
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
W. Somerset Maugham