Mind Quotes

I have left almost to the last the magic of water, an element which owing to its changefulness of form and mood and colour and to the vast range of its effects is ever the principal source of landscape beauty, and has like music a mysterious influence over the mind

Sir George Sitwell

When no new thoughts fill the mind-when no horizons beckon-when life is in the past, not in the future--you are on your way to uselessness

Dr. Frederick K. Stamm

Good taste is the modesty of the mind - that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.

Delphine De Girardin

So great is the modesty of your mind and face, Sophronius that I wonder you should ever have become a father.

Marcus Aurelius

The mind is but a barren soil a soil which is soon exhausted, and will produce no crop, or only one, unless it be continually fertilized and enriched with foreign matter.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Great occasions rally great principles, and brace the mind to a lofty bearing, a bearing that is even above itself. But trials that make no occasion at all, leave it to show the goodness and beauty it has in its own disposition. And here precisely is the superhuman glory of Christ as a character, that He is just as perfect, exhibits just as great a spirit in little trials as in great ones.

Horace Bushnell

Hell is a state of mind. It is a remnant of ancient man's fears and an anachronism from our primitive past. I disavow it; therefore it does not exist.


Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.


In a mind all logic is like a knife blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

Rabindranath Tagore

This is serious, and you gotta keep your mind open in case an idea comes alongyou want there to be some room for it to fit in.

Orson Scott Card

The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it.

Diana Vreeland

Work rivals religion for the #1 spot in mind control techniques.


Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson

Today, when the Gospel is under attack from all directions, I too must ask the question: "What profit do you get from your unbelief?" I never get the impression that people have peace of mind or are happier for all their unbelief. No, my friends.

Wilhelm Busch

Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all.

Thomas Mann
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