Mind Quotes

I have come to value liberated minds as the supreme good of life on earth.
J. Frank Dobie, His tombstone in the Texas State Cemetery
Louis pasteu - in the fields of observation chance favors only...

Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go any higher than what you think.
Benjamin Disraeli
Aeschylus, prometheus bound - words are the physicians of the mind diseased....
We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
Erich Fromm
Nothing worth knowing can be understood with the mind.
Woody Allen

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
Laurence J. Pete
A nation that continues to produce soft - Minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln
No man of genuinely superior intelligence has ever been an actor. Even supposing a young man of appreciable mental powers to be lured upon the stage, as philosophers are occasionally lured into bordellos, his mind would be inevitably and almost immediately destroyed by the gaudy nonsense issuing from his mouth every night.
H. L. Mencken
Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
Rmy de Gourmont
No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand all day in a laundry, for instance, still in possession of your mind. But this teaching utterly obliterates you. It cuts right into your being: essentially, it takes over your spirit. It drags it out from where it would hide.
Sylvia Ashton - Warner, Spinste
Martin luther king, jr. - we must combine the toughness of the serpent and...
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Sir Richard Steele
What you have in your mind, your talents, your native abilities, no one can take from you. When you die you take them with you. Use them diligently while you are here.
Alfred A. Montapert
Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
E. Joseph Crossman
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aidthem to judge for themselves.
William Ellery Channing
Morpheus You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.
Matrix, The
By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds; and I very rarely change it.
Margaret Thatche
The superior man... does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what is right he will follow.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
Jacques Martin Barzun
If the lesser mind could measure the greater as a footrule can measure a pyramid, there would be finality in universal suffrage. As it is, the political problem remains unsolved.
George Bernard Shaw
You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.
Juvenal, Satires
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
He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - A point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.
Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Magazine, May 2004
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
The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.
Harold R. McAlindon
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
Albert Einstein, quoted in New York Times, March 13, 1940
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
The test of an author is not to be found merely in the number of his phrases that pass current in the corner of newspapers... but in the number of passages that have really taken root in younger minds.
Thomas Higginson
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
Better and ugly face than an ugly mind.
James
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
Buddha
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Michel de Montaigne
To fly from, need not be to hate, makind All are not fit with them to stir and toil, Nor is it discontent to keep the mind Deep in its fountain.
George Gordon Byron
Accident, n. A condition in which presence of mind is good, but absence of body is better.
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