Mind Quotes

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing
I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated To closeness and the bettering of my mind.
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2
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A great many open minds should be closed for repairs.
Toledo Blade
But true love is a durable fire In the mind ever burning Never sick, never old, never dead From itself never turning.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Old age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
Red Skelton
Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
Red Barbe
The test of a first - Rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Leitch, Vincent B. ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. New York: Norton, 2001.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Buddha, The Dharmapada
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
Intellectual liberty is the air of the soul, the sunshine of the mind, and without it, the world is a prison, the universe a dungeon.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with the facts but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our mind.
Benjamin Disraeli
Nothing worth knowing can be understood with the mind.
Woody Allen
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
Maya Angelou
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There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 7
Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetites.
Man is a gregarious creature, more so in mind than in body. He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge
Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
W. Somerset Maugham
Only a brave person is willing to honestly admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers.
Rodan of Alexandria
Men are not so weak as you think. They can always leave anybody or any place without a pang - If they find another person or another place they like better. If they feel pricks and scruples it is merely because they cannot make up their mind that the change will be absolutely to their advantage.
John Oliver Hobbes
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Little things affect little minds.
Benjamin Disraeli
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Sir Richard Steele
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Robert Frost
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self - Controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 47 - 8 Bible
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
John Maynard Keynes
A Shade upon the mind there passesAs when on NoonA Cloud the mighty Sun encloses.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave - - - Oh! leave the light of Hope behind.
Thomas Campbell
Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
Cato the Elde
If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
And when he is out of sight, quickly also is he out of mind.
Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ
Minds are like parachutes - They only function when open.