The highest order of mind is accused of folly, as well as the lowest. Nothing is thoroughly approved but mediocrity. The majority has established this, and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
A fresh mind keeps the body fresh.
Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday.
As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in mind
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. . . It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider ó and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation ó persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one: Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done.
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves.
To be or not to be that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take up arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing them, end them.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
A nation, like a person, has a mind - a mind that must be kept informed and alert, that must know itself, that understands the hopes and needs of its neighbors - all the other nations that live within the narrowing circle of the world
The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force
Ring out the grief that saps the mind, for those that were here we see no more.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
The truly brave, When they behold the brave oppressed with odds, Are touched with a desire to shield and save:-- A mixture of wild beasts and demi-gods Are they--now furious as the sweeping wave, Now moved with pity; even as sometimes nods The rugged tree unto the summer wind, Compassion breathes along the savage mind.
The most important rule is to formulate, clearly and precisely, the goal to be reached, and then to retain it unswervingly in mind throughout all the stages of the execution, which are often long and complex.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.
The best preservative to keep the mind on health is the faithful admonition of a friend.
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.