Mind Quotes

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

The best part of human language, properly so called, is derived from reflection on the acts of the mind itself.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.

Shelby Foote

Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures.

Edmund Burke

The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.

Quintilian

To change one's mind is rather a sign of prudence than ignorance.

Spanish Proverb

And it blew my mind when I started to get wind of the fact that they actually liked me being around. That was humbling, because Kentucky basketball is a big deal, and I am not the biggest fan - I am just the most notorious one.

Ashley Judd

Great things alone can make a great mind, and petty things will make a petty mind unless a man rejects them as completely alien.

Carl von Clausewitz

Feel your intentions in your heart. Feel not what your mind tells you, but what your heart tells you.

Gary Zukav

To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral down into ever-increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that discipline training is about.

James Clavell

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens
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