The whole object of education is...to develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
A woman's mind is affected by the meanest gifts.
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
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.
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.
My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.
The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
How reluctantly the mind consents to reality!
In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.
What is the source of sadness, but feebleness of the mind? What giveth it power but the want of reason? Rouse thyself to the combat, and she quitteth the field before thou strikest.
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
Religion is just mind control
On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind
Huge and mighty forms that do not live like living men, moved slowly through the mind by day and were trouble to my dreams.
The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different - to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses
Faith is a light of such supreme brilliance that it dazzles the mind and darkens all its visions of other realities, but in the end when we become used to the new light, we gain a new view of all reality transfigured and elevated in the light itself.
The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith