Mind Quotes

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Buddha

To identify the enemy is to free the mind.

Mari Evans

Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind

Gene Fowler

Business is really more agreeable than pleasure: it interests the whole mind . . . but it does not look as if it did.

Walter Bagehot

Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God, and so there's no room left for worry thoughts.

Howard Chandler Christy

Anger is always concerned with individuals, ... whereas hatred is directed also against classes: we all hate any thief and any informer. Moreover, anger can be cured by time; but hatred cannot. The one aims at giving pain to its object, the other at doing him harm; the angry man wants his victim to feel; the hater does not mind whether they feel or not.

Aristotle

To trace the history of a river or a raindrop…is also to trace the history of the soul, the history of the mind descending and arising in the body. In both, we constantly seek and stumble upon divinity, which like feeding the lake, and the spring becoming a waterfall, feeds, spills, falls, and feeds itself all over again

Gretel Ehrlich

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.

Ovid

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.

Thomas Carlyle

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

We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can... . The more of the details of our daily life we can hand over to the effortless custody of automatism, the ore our higher powers of mind will be set free for their own proper work

William James

Have I done anything for society? I have then done more for myself. Let that truth be always present to thy mind, and work without cessation

William Gilmore Simms

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.

Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

Some areas that spring to mind are agriculture, democracy building, disaster relief, education, and science and technology.

Richard Boucher

Besides, my usefulness here is destroyed because all of my friends think me a man of unsound mind

Alex Campbell
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