Mind Quotes

Hope is a state of mind independent of the state of the world. If your heart's full of hope, you can be persistent when you can't be optimistic. You can keep the faith despite the evidence, knowing that only in so doing has the evidence any chance of changing. So while I'm not optimistic, I'm always very hopeful.

William Sloane Coffin

The mutual confidence on which all else depends can be maintained only by an open mind and a brave reliance upon free discussion.

Billings Learned Hand

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.

Magdalena Abakanowicz

He (Martin Luther King) was very pure in mind and heart. He was a lover: a lover not only of his race but a lover of all mankind. His heart was so broad, so great, so magnanimous, and this gave him a most sincere feeling of absolute oneness with everyone. This is what made him so divinely great.

Sri Chinmoy

The academic mind reflects infinity, and is full of light by the simple process of being shallow and standing still.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.

William S. Burroughs

Power gradually extirpates from the mind every humane and gentle virtue. Pity, benevolence, friendship, are things almost unknown in high stations.

Edmund Burke

Agriculture is for living; mind culture is for life. Skills are for shaping material things so that they cater more for the comfort of man; studies are for shaping attitudes, feelings, desires, emotions and impulses of man, so that they may confer more peace, more joy and more fortitude on man.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

What physic, what chirurgery, what wealth, favor, authority can relieve, bear out, assuage, or expel a troubled conscience? A quiet mind cureth all them, but all they cannot comfort a distressed soul: who can put to silence the voice of desperation?

Robert Burton

Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.

Hans Margolius

As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of other objects which we have never perceived before.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

Not only the Jew, but also all that is derived from the Jewish mind, corrodes and disintegrates what is best in us.

Houston Stewart Chamberlain

It is, indeed an incredible fact that what the human mind, at its deepest and most profound, perceives as beautiful finds its realization in external nature. What is intelligible is also beautiful.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

The only true vision comes not from God but from the inmost recesses of the human mind.

Orson Scott Card

The world talks to the mind. Parents speak more intimately -- they talk to the heart.

Hain Ginott

The power of thought,the magic of the mind!

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

True tis, when unexpectedly we find The beautiful, it charms the healthy mind.

Francesco Bracciolini

Art's purpose is to sober and quiet the mind so that it is in accord with what happens.

John Milton Cage Jr.

I owe my view of the world to the Bible. To my mind, the Bible's approach is the only valid one. Most philosophies usually go out of date within 20 years.

Wilhelm Busch

Well I'm running down the road Tryin' to loosen my load, I've got seven women on my mind, Four that wanna own me, Two that wanna stone me, One says she's a friend of mine.

Clyde Jackson Browne

If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more.

Brian Koslow

Fortune favors the prepared mind.

Pasteur, Louis

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

Thomas Aquinas
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