Mind Quotes

My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough.

Noel Coward

Young people on a lark might keep in mind that all birds, except cuckoos, build their nests before hatching their eggs.

Unknown

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

Pearl S. Buck

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

Napoleon Hill

The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.

Friedrich Nietzsche

To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been.

Rene Magritte

He has a brilliant mind until it is made up.

Violet Bonham-Carter

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.

Somerset W. Maugham

The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.

William Cowper

I was a few miles south of Louisville when I planned my journey. I spread out my map under a tree and made up my mind to go through Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia to Florida, thence to Cuba, thence to some part of South America; but it will be only a hasty walk. I am thankful, however, for so much.

John Muir

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind

Albert Einstein

Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound.

KABIR

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It's a way of entering into the quiet that's already thereóburied under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day

Deepak Chopra

If you have controlled your mind you are the conqueror of the whole world.

Swami Sivananda

Meditation gives you an opportunity to come to know your invisible self. It allows you to empty yourself of the endless hyperactivity of your mind, and to attain calmness. It teaches you to be peaceful, to remove stress, to receive answers where confusion previously reigned

Dr. Wayne

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.

Buddha

The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind

Mason Cooley

The serenity of mind, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and the purity of mind are called the austerity of thought.

Bhagavad Gita

Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity

Joseph Addison

Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love.

Galway Kinnell

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

Mark Twain

If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. On the other hand, if someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or any form of emotional distress, then even if he or she happens to be enjoying physical comforts, he will not really be able to experience the happiness that these could bring.

Dalai Lama

[Science is] the labor and handicraft of the mind.

Francis Bacon

We meditate for various reasons. Peace of mind we all badly need. Therefore, when we meditate, either consciously or unconsciously we aim at peace of mind. Meditation give us peace of mind without a tranquilliser. And unlike a tranquilliser, the peace of mind that we get from meditation does not fade away. It lasts for good in some corner of the inmost recesses of our aspiring heart

Sri Chinmoy
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