Mind Quotes

Wondering's healthy. Broadens the mind. Opens you up to all sorts of stray thoughts and possibilities.

Charles de Lint

A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.

Samuel Johnson

Separation exists only in human mind.

Rinon Hoxha

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.

William Wordsworth

It is wrong to believe that frank sentiments and the candor of the mind are the exclusive share of the young; they ornament oftentimes old age, upon which they seem to spread a chaste reflection of the modest graces of their younger days, where they shine with the same brightness as those flowers which are often seen peeping, fresh and laughing, from among ruins.

Achille Poincelot

But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.

Goldwin Smith

But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually - their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t. And if they had, we shouldn’t know, because they’d have been forgotten. We hear about those as just went on - and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Rather than denying problems, focus inventively, intentionally on what solutions might look or feel like...Our mind is meant to generate ideas that help us escape circumstantial traps / if we trust it to do so. Naturally, not all hunches are useful. But then you only need a single good idea to solve a problem.

Marsha Sinetar

You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind--not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement--but you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time

William E. Holler

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.

Whitehead, Alfred North

If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquility of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. . . . Properly understood, prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality . . . . Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strengths

Alexis Carrel

Body and mind, like man and wife, do not always agree to die together.

Charles Caleb Colton

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.

Thomas Jefferson

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden

Unknown

You Canadians have given us such hope to carry on. We admire your bravery. You are the neighbour of such a rich, powerful country, and yet you don't mind clashing with them. Well, that gives us more confidence.

Pedro Gutierrez

Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.

John Maynard Keynes

A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.

Max Eastman

When health prevails, vitality pervades both mind and body.By the process of loving service, you can become the promoters of much joy.Do not consider any act of service as demeaning!

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other.

Ma-Tsu

In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.

John Milton

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.

Alex Karras
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