If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm.
Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
Electricity is often called wonderful, beautiful; but it is so only in common with the other forces of nature. The beauty of electricity or of any other force is not that the power is mysterious, and unexpected, touching every sense at unawares in turn, but that it is under law, and that the taught intellect can even govern it largely. The human mind is placed above, and not beneath it, and it is in such a point of view that the mental education afforded by science is rendered super-eminent in dignity, in practical application and utility; for by enabling the mind to apply the natural power through law, it conveys the gifts of God to man.
Any technique, however worthy and desirable, becomes a disease when the mind is obsessed with it.
When delusions are absent, the mind is the land of buddhas. When delusions are present, the mind is hell. Mortals create delusions. And by using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in hell. Bodhisattvas see through delusions. And by not using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in the land of buddhas. If you don't use your mind to create mind, every state of mind is empty and every thought is still. You go from one buddha-land to another. If you use your mind to create mind, every state of mind is disturbed and every thought is in motion. You go from one hell to the next.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
A meeting moves at the speed of the slowest mind in the room.
I know of no such unquestionable badge and ensign of a sovereign mind as that of tenacity of purpose...
It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.
Your conscious mind is the captain and the master of your ship, which represents your body, environment, and all your affairs.
Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but reality (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Be a good human being, a warm-hearted affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. Having a sense of caring, a feeling of compassion will bring happiness of peace of mind to oneself and automatically create a positive atmosphere.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crack-pot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Joy is one of nature's greatest medicines. Joy is always healthy. A pleasant state of mind tends to bring abnormal conditions back to normal.
The mind is never right but when it is at peace within itself.
Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it. Then divert your mind to some good habit and steadily cultivate it until it becomes a dependable part of you.
There is new strength, repose of mind, and inspiration in fresh apparel.
Oh, wondrous power! how little understood, Entrusted to the mother's
mind alone, To fashion genius, form the soul for good, Inspire a West, or train a Washington.
Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.