Mind Quotes

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

Success, happiness, peace of mind and fulfillment the most priceless of human treasures are available to all among us, without exception, who make things happen who make good things happen in the world around them.

Joe Klock

The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.

Earl Nightingale

Of all our planet's activities--geological movements, the reproduction and decay of biota, and even the disruptive propensities of certain species (elephants and humans come to mind)--no force is greater than the hydrologic cycle.

RICHARD BANGS
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