Mind Quotes

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.


Wine has been a part of civilized life for some seven thousand years. It is the only beverage that feeds the body, soul and spirit of man and at the same time stimulates the mind.

Robert Mondavi

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.

Joseph Butler

A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called on to give them up.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body.

Mahatma Gandhi

The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.

Thomas Jefferson

The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.

Eric Hoffer

The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver's loving thought.

H.W. Longfellow

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.


Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice.

John Locke

Narrowness of mind is often the cause of obstinacy; we do not easily believe beyond what we see.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

A narrow mind begets obstinacy; we do not easily believe what we cannot see.

John Dryden

The primary Imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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