Mind Quotes

So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination. .. And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do no bring forth in the agitation.
Michel de Montaigne
Ralph waldo emerson - a man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...

Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.
John Wilkins
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
Confucius
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

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
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing
Music is the last true voice of the human spirit. It can go beyond language, beyond age, and beyond color straight to the mind and heart of all people.
Ben Harpe
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
Bertrand Russell
A contented mind is the best source for trouble.
Titus Maccius Plautus
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called Facts. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
Thomas Hobbes
Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
Chuang - Tzu
Have you not learned that not stocks or bonds or stately homes or products of mill or field are our country It is the splendid thought that is in our minds.
Benjamin Harrison
All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
Cicero
The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds - - Success.
Edmund Burke
Susan taylo - we need quiet time to examine our lives openly...
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Alfred North Whitehead
Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.
Author Unknown
It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
Aristotle
The test of a first - Fate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Minds are like parachutes they work best when open.
Lord Thomas Dewa
Luck happens when oppurtunity encounters the prepared mind.
Denis Watley
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
Buddha
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
I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long - Established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.
Henry Besseme
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.
Pearl S. Buck
Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them.
John Locke
Only a brave person is willing to honestly admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers.
Rodan of Alexandria
Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
Thomas H. Huxley
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha
Time - - Our youth - - It never really goes, does it It is all held in our minds.
Helen Hoover Santmye
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses it is an idea that possesses the mind.
Robert Oxton Bolt
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
Plutarch
This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind and the unconscious. There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal - Intellect suggests one course, and our heart or intuition, another.
Robert
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - In firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Seneca
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up.
Mark Twain
The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H. P. Lovecraft