Mind Quotes

Iron rusts from disue; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks
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The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.
Seneca
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.
Seneca
From social intercourse are derived some of the highest enjoyments of life; where there is a free interchange of sentiments the mind acquires new ideas, and by frequent exercise of its powers, the understanding gains fresh vigor.
Joseph Addison
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Leonardo DaVinci, Notebooks (c. 1500)

Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
A nation that continues to produce soft - Minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Over one mind and over ones body the individual is sovereign.
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
Mary Wortley Montagu
Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.
Barbara Tuchman
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Aesop
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
George Santayana
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.
Edmund Burke
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The true, strong, and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small.
Samuel Johnson
The pain of a disappointed wish necessarily produces less effect upon the mind if a man has not certainly promised himself success. - De Tranquillitate Animi.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none.
Giuseppe Mazzini
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
The remarkable thing about the human mind is its range of limitations.
Celia Green
And when he is out of sight, quickly also is he out of mind.
Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ
Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate - - And quickly.
Robert Anson Heinlein
Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go any higher than what you think.
Benjamin Disraeli
Volumes are now being written and spoken about the effect of the mind on the body - - I wish more was thought of the effect of the body on the mind.
Florence Nightingale
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
Lady Nancy Asto
Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.
Antonin Scalia
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Anon.
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
There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Daylight, in my mind, the night faded.
Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
Toleration is the greatest gift of mind, it requires that same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Hellen Kelle
A great many open minds should be closed for repairs.
Toledo Blade
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
Robert Albert Bloch
In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete: being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.
Anne Bronte, Agnes Grey
I never seek to defeat the man I am fighting, I seek to defeat his confidence. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Two men are equals - True equals - Only when they both have equal confidence.
Arthur S. Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you.
William Blake
Words do two major things They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Jim Rohn