Praise has different effects, according to the mind it meets with; it makes a wise man modest, but a fool more arrogant, turning his weak brain giddy.
Praise is the symbol which represents sympathy, and which the mind insensibly substitutes for its recollection and language.
As many suffer from too much as too little. A fat body makes a lean mind.
Fear is a slinking cat I find beneath the lilacs of my mind.
You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.
Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just, what it does cruelly.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind
There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.
Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind.
My advice to any young person at the beginning of their career is to try to look for the mere outlines of big things with their fresh, untrained, and unprejudiced mind.
All thought is a feat of association; having what's in front of you bring up something in your mind that you almost didn't know you knew.
The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.
The power of Thought,--the magic of the Mind!
The direction of a man's thought is always the decisive factor in his personality. His whole outer life will be determined by the inward inclination of his mind.
Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
More important than learning how to recall things is finding ways to forget things that are cluttering the mind.
I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day, and as nearly as possible reaching the high water mark of pure and useful living.
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties.
If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside.
That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
Drugs are a bet with the mind
Age is a question of mind over matter.If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.