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Whoever will cultivate their own mind will find full employment. Every virtue does not only require great care in the planting but as much daily solicitude in cherishing as exotic fruits and flowers; the vices and passions (which I am afraid are the natural product of the soil) demand perpetual weeding. Add to this the search after knowledge... and the longest life is too short.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Category: Mind
Well allow me to introduce myself to you as an advocate of Ornamental Knowledge. You like the mind to be a neat machine equipped to work efficiently if narrowly and with no extra bits or useless parts. I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric odd gems worthless but fascinating curiosities tinsel quaint bits of carving and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt. Shake the machine and it goes out of order; shake the dustbin and it adjusts itself beautifully to its new position.
Robertson Davies Category: Mind
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one
Malcolm S. Forbes Category: Mind
The mind is a dangerous weapon even to the possessor if he knows not discreetly how to use it.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Category: Mind
Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
Hans Margolius Category: Mind
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
Enoch Arnold Bennett Category: Mind
Few minds wear out; more rust out.
Christian Nestell Bovee Category: Mind
The great business of man is to improve his mind and govern his manners; all other projects and pursuits whether in our power to compass or not are only amusements.
Gaius Plinius Secondus Pliny the Elder Category: Mind
If you would be well with a great mind leave him with a favorable impression of you; if with a little mind leave him with a favorable opinion of himself.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Category: Mind
We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly ... spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.
Susan Taylor Category: Mind
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
John Wooden Category: Mind
A closed mind is a dying mind.
Edna Ferber Category: Mind
It is the mind that maketh good or ill That maketh wretch or happy rich or poor.
Edmund Spenser Category: Mind
What you have in your mind your talents your native abilities no one can take from you. When you die you take them with you. Use them diligently while you are here.
Alfred Armand Montapert Category: Mind
Faced with the choice between changing ones mind and proving there is no need to do so almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith Category: Mind
Im going to speak my mind because I have nothing to loose.
S. I. Hayakawa Category: Mind
The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer the ones that you come to terms with' only to discover that they are still there.
Ingrid Bengis Category: Mind
Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds our one duty is to furnish it well.
PeterSir Ustinov Category: Mind
The mind cannot long act the role of the heart.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Category: Mind
The absence of alteratives clears the mind marvelously.
Henry Alfred Kissinger Category: Mind
The object of opening the mind as of opening the mouth is to shut it again on something solid.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton Category: Mind
Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.
Charles Caleb Colton Category: Mind
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
Elbert Hubbard Category: Mind
The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a mans ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Category: Mind
Its important to be open-minded but not SO open-minded that your brains fall out.
Rick Radebaugh Category: Mind
Great minds are like eagles and build their nest in some lofty solitude.
Arthur Schopenhauer Category: Mind
I was going to change my shirt but I changed my mind instead.
Alan Alexander Unknown Category: Mind
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Leonardo da Vinci Category: Mind
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.
Earl Nightingale Category: Mind
It is not the place nor the condition but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal Category: Mind
The mind does not create what it perceives any more than the eye creates the rose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Mind
The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object and pursue it for life.
Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld Category: Mind
People don't ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good soul satisfying emotion than a dozen facts.
Robert Keith Leavitt Category: Mind
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind.
William Blake Category: Mind
To the mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.
Lieh Tzu Category: Mind
While an open mind is priceless it is priceless only when its owner has the courage to make a final decision which closes the mind for action after the process of viewing all sides of the question has been completed. Failure to make a decision after due consideration of all the facts will quickly brand a man as unfit for a position of responsibility. Not all of your decisions will be correct. None of us is perfect. But if you get into the habit of making decisions experience will develop your judgment to a point where more and more of your decisions will be right. After all it is better to be right 51% of the time and get something done than it is to get nothing done because you fear to reach a decision.
H. W. Andrews Category: Mind
Frame thy mind to mirth and merriment which bars a thousand arms and lengthens life.
William Shakespeare Category: Mind
The march of the human mind is slow.
Edmund Burke Category: Mind
Such as are your habitual thoughts such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Category: Mind
What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
Thomas Key Category: Mind
The inlet of a mans mind is what he learns; the outlet is what he accomplishes. If his mind is not fed by a continued supply of new ideas which he puts to work with purpose and if there is no outlet in action his mind becomes stagnant. Such a mind is a danger to the individual who owns it and is useless to the community.
Jeremiah W. Jenks Category: Mind
The human mind has first to construct forms independently before we can find them in things.
Albert Einstein Category: Mind
I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Category: Mind
All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth in a word all those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world have not any subsistence without a mind.
Bishop George Berkeley Category: Mind
The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.
Chuang Tzu Category: Mind
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Gustav Jung Category: Mind
Ones mind has a way of making itself up in the background and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
A. C. Benson Category: Mind
Do it no matter what. If you believe in it it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it then thats their problem. But if you do have a passion an honest passion just do it....
Mario Andretti Category: Mind
My mind to me a kingdom is Such present joys therein I find That it excels all other bliss That earth affords or grows by kind. Though much I want which most would have Yet still my mind for bids to crave.
Sir Edward Dyer Category: Mind
It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.
Unknown Category: Mind
The Saviors constant desire and effort were to implant in the mind right thoughts pure motives noble ideals knowing full well that right words and actions would inevitably follow.
David Oman McKay Category: Mind
Man is a thinking being; what and how we think largely determines what we are and what we will become.
Sterling W. Sill Category: Mind
Do you think that you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow not clear. Integral awareness is fluid and adaptable present in all places and at all times. That is true meditation.... The Tao is clear and simple and it doesnt avoid the world.
Lao Tzu Category: Mind
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Aristotle Category: Mind
The voice of the intellect is a soft one but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
Sigmund Freud Category: Mind
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch Category: Mind
REFLECTION n. An action of the mind whereby we obtain a clearer view of our relation to the things of yesterday and are able to avoid the perils that we shall not again encounter.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Mind
Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.
John Beecher Category: Mind
Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
George Gilder Category: Mind
Spring to mind.
Proverb Category: Mind
The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.
Harold R. McAlindon Category: Mind
In order to learn one must change ones mind.
Orson Scott Card Category: Mind
Style is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
Robert Frost Category: Mind
Words were never invented to fully explain the peaceful aura that surrounds us when we are in communion with minds of the same thoughts.
Eddie Myers Category: Mind
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down and requires to be constantly wound up.
William Hazlitt Category: Mind
Nothing is more unpleasant that a virtuous person with a mean mind.
Walter Bagehot Category: Mind
Each mans mind is the man himself!
Marcus Tullius Cicero Category: Mind
Distinction is the consequence never the object of a great mind.
George Washington Allston Category: Mind
The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts but how much it digests.
A. J. Nock Category: Mind
People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Mind
Seek ye first the good things of the mind and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
Francis Bacon Category: Mind
The Centipede was happy quite Until the Toad in fun Said 'Pray which leg goes after which?' And worked her mind to such a pitch She lay distracted in the ditch Considering how to run.
Mrs. Edmund Craster Category: Mind
Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind. The little pin-pricks of daily life when dwelt upon and magnified may do great damage but if ignored or dismissed from thought will disappear from inanition.
Grenville Kleiser Category: Mind
All the resources we need are in the mind.
Theodore Roosevelt Category: Mind
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
George Bernard Shaw Category: Mind
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is or is not believed by a majority of the people.
Giordano Bruno Category: Mind
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
Thomas Jefferson Category: Mind