Mind Quotes

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.


Intolerance is the Do Not Touch sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness.

Eric Hoffer

This is a proof of a well-trained mind, to rejoice in what is good and to grieve at the opposite.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.

Louis Agassiz

The power of duly appreciating little things belongs to a great mind; a narrow-minded man has it not, for to him they are great things

Richard Whately

There is no real elevation of mind in a contempt of little things. It is, on the contrary, from too narrow views that we consider those things of little importance, which have, in fact, such extensive consequences.

Francis De S. Fenelon

When indignation takes possession of his mind - and it is easily excited - his disposition becomes malevolent. He hates with the bitterest contempt. But as soon as he has indulged those feelings, he regains the humanity which he had lost - from the immediate impulse of provocation - and repents deeply. So that his mind is continually making the most sudden transitions - from good to evil, from evil to good. A state of such perpetual tumult must be attended with the misery of restless inconsistency. He laments his want of tranquillity and speaks of the power of application to composing studies, as a blessing placed beyond his attainment, which he regrets.

Annabella Milbanke
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