Mind Quotes

If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. On the other hand, if someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or any form of emotional distress, then even if he or she happens to be enjoying physical comforts, he will not really be able to experience the happiness that these could bring.

Dalai Lama

[Science is] the labor and handicraft of the mind.

Francis Bacon

My sole literary ambition is to write one good novel, then retire to my hut in the desert, assume the lotus position, compose my mind and senses, and sink into meditation, contemplating my novel

Edward Abbey

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

William Shakespeare

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.

William Shakespeare

Nothing is more wretched that the mind of a man conscious of guilt.


For when men labor they keep out of mischief. You remember the old proverb--An idle mind is the Devils workshop.

George Q. Cannon

If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.

Malcolm Gladwell

To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation.

Eckhart Tolle

The happiest thing that can be said about democracy... is that it is one of the few systems that has been willing to risk a long period of confusion and mixed purposes for the sake of giving man a chance to grow up in mind and responsibility

H.A. Overstreet

The earth and myself are of one mind.

Chief Seattle, Nez Perce

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Thomas Jefferson

Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general.

Barbara Tuchman
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