Mind Quotes

Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.

Lin Yutang

On the whole, "organic" illnesses of the body are viewed as a misfortune over which the victim has little control. Not so for "mental" illnesses. These diseases of the mind become diseases of the "self." We (our "selves") can distance ourselves from our "bodily" illnesses: "my leg is broken" or "my heart is failing." But, because of mind-body dualism, our mind is our self. "My mind is sick" is not differentiated psychologically from "I am sick." We cannot distance ourselves, take a detached view of our minds: we are our minds. When a disease affects brain function, the afflicted person and those around him feel that the "self" must be somehow in control of the disorder of "self."

Jean M. Goodwin

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.

Benjamin E. Mays

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.


Worry is the activity of a mind which does not understand its connection with Me


The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven

John Milton

Language is the light of the mind

John Stuart Mill

The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of re recognition, for old memories and old connection.

Lewis Thomas

Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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


In sculpture did ever anybody call the Apollo a fancy piece? Or say of the Laocoon how it might be made different? A masterpiece of art has in the mind a fixed place in the chain of being, as much as a plant or a crystal.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The eyes are the amulets of the mind.

William R. Alger

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.

Publilius Syrus

Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority; you have none.

Giuseppe Mazzini

It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.

William Ellery Channing
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