Mind Quotes

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

Lee Iacocca

Madness is an excited mind, indulging in the dreams of imagination, until the heated fancy makes chimeras appear real.

CHARLES WILLIAM DAY

When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation.

Gerard De Nerval

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

Humor is a whisper from the soul, imploring mind and body to relax, let go and be at peace again.

Unknown

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

Buddha

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your mind off your goals.

Unknown

The condition of an enlightened mind is a surrendered heart.

Alan Redpath

The best use one can make of his mind is to distrust it.

Francois Fenelon

The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The feeling of mistrust is always the last which a great mind acquires.

Jean Baptiste Racine

No mind is much employed upon the present; recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.

Samuel Johnson

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.

Reverend Jesse Jackson]

The idea of the painter and the sculptor is undoubtedly that perfect and excellent example of the mind, by imitation of which imagined form all things are represented which fall under human sight.

John Dryden

Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.

Steven Pinker
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