Mind Quotes

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.

Anthony Jay

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.

Unknown

As many suffer from too much as too little. A fat body makes a lean mind.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Praise is the symbol which represents sympathy, and which the mind insensibly substitutes for its recollection and language.

Sir James Mackintosh

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.

Owen Felltham

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.

Walter Landor

We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.

Mignon McLaughlin

A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty.

John Locke

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.

Captain J A Hadfield

The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.

George J. Seidel

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.

Malcolm Muggeridge

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Jazz is a mental attitude rather than a style. It uses a certain process of the mind expressed spontaneously through some musical instrument. I'm concerned with retaining that process.

Bill Evans

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the State. As the beams to a house, as the bones to the microcosm of man, so is order to all things.

Robert Southey

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Aristotle

I love you very, very much, and that is all that counts. You fill my soul and my heart. You occupy my thoughts. I embrace you in my mind as I will one day in my arms. Forever. Where we belong.

Unknown

A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.

Alexander Graham Bell

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.

Unknown

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.

Leonardo da Vinci

Knowledge is inherent in man; no knowledge comes from outside; it is all inside. We say Newton discovered gravitation. Was it sitting anywhere waiting for him? It was in his own mind; the time came and he found it out. All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. The external world is simply the suggestion, the occasion, which sets you to study your own mind.

Swami Vivekananda
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