Mind Quotes

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life? He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful? No indeed.


Meditation gives you an opportunity to come to know your invisible self. It allows you to empty yourself of the endless hyperactivity of your mind, and to attain calmness. It teaches you to be peaceful, to remove stress, to receive answers where confusion previously reigned

Dr. Wayne

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.


The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind

Mason Cooley

The serenity of mind, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and the purity of mind are called the austerity of thought.

Bhagavad Gita

Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity

Joseph Addison

A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.

Latin Proverb

Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love.

Galway Kinnell

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up.

Mark Twain

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
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