Here we have the best Mind Quotes from famous authors such as Amy Bloom, H. L. Mencken, Thomas Paine, Alexander Pope, Groucho Marx. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
It took me a while to understand the meaning of a franchise: the reasons why you see lawyer, doctor, cop shows. It’s not because anyone in their right mind says, ‘You know, what’s the most fascinating thing in the world?’ It’s because you need something new that happens every week in a frame.
People don’t mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Be true to yourself, stay focused and stay you, take advice from other folks, use what you can, but never mind what is not for you. For the most part, trust yourself and believe in what you are doing.
I like someone who embraces life; who wants to be on a long journey but has no particular plan or destination in mind. An adventurous man, open to the concept of living life in the moment.
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
Let your mind alone, and see what happens.
Heaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything.
Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist.
More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other’s well-being, is source of happiness.
Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind.
Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves.
Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
With increasing age, dullness of mind and heart sets in.
Courses in the humanities, in particular, often seem impractical, but they are vital, because they stretch your imagination and challenge your mind to become more responsive, more critical, bigger.
The mere thought hadn’t even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.
If you have a positive frame of mind, you can manifest positive things in your life.
The people you choose to have around you make all the difference. My family and close friends keep me grounded. You have to have a mind of your own and a strong head on your shoulders. Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison.
Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
It’s all in the mind, you know.
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.
In raising children, we need to continuously keep in mind how we can best create the most favorable environment for their imitative behavior. Everything done in the past regarding imitation must become more and more conscious and more and more consciously connected with the future.
The biology of mind bridges the sciences – concerned with the natural world – and the humanities – concerned with the meaning of human experience.
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
I don’t mind being wrong, and I don’t mind changing my mind.
Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
You don’t have to be fearless to do anything; you can be scared out of your mind. I fear that I won’t get better and that I won’t have time to practice. To be called a ‘jazz musician‘ – it’s a big responsibility.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.
Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.
When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.
People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
You got to have a strong mind if you fall back. When you fall back, they going to count you out. So you got to have a strong mind and know your worth. When you come back, you’ve got to be different and even more better.
It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.
We say that we will work with anybody and form a coalition with anybody that has revolution on their mind.
Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
Mind over mattress.
With the right set of mind, with the right people, with the right support, things happen.
If you believe in something and put it in your mind and heart, it can be realised.
Drugs are a bet with your mind.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
My attitude is govern as if you’ve run your last race. That’s not to say I’ve run my last race, but govern with a liberation and a freedom; change your mind frame to operate that way.
When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.
If I’m sure of a person and his potential in politics, and if I know he will live up to his promises, I wouldn’t mind campaigning for him. I believe in the dictum, ‘never say never.’ You never know, I might end up joining politics.
Wellness is the compete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
We are in a wrong state of mind if we are not in a thankful state of mind.
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.
There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.
Have a strong mind and a soft heart.
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind.
When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.
Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always ‘I am healthily in body and mind’.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
The only means of strengthening one’s intellect is to make up one’s mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
What bothers most critics of my work is the goofiness. One reviewer said I need to make up my mind if want to be funny or serious. My response is that I will make up my mind when God does, because life is a commingling of the sacred and the profane, good and evil. To try and separate them is fallacy.
The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.
The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, her forces of mind and body… is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.
Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.
In my youth, daydreaming nurtured me, provided a safe haven. I’d sleep for twelve hours and even when awake escape to the safe place in my mind.
Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately… you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you.
I don’t have tiffs with people. I only mind my business, but whatever interferes my freedom of expression, I have always voiced.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
Love is stillness, peace of mind. The universe is Love.
I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.
Money was always on my mind when I was growing up. So I was always wondering how we were going to afford this and that. Acting seemed to be a shortcut out of the mess.
The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Happiness is a state of mind, you know. I don’t think you are permanently happy. One is happy about certain things and not so happy about others.
I have learned the hard way to mind my business, without judging who people are and what they do. I am more troubled by the lack of space being provided for the truth to unfold. Humans cannot seem to wait for or honor the truth. Instead, we make it up based on who we believe people should or should not be.
What is wrong with changing your mind because the facts changed? But you have to be able to say why you changed your mind and how the facts changed.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
True elegance for me is the manifestation of an independent mind.
When governments rely increasingly on sophisticated public relations agencies, public debate disappears and is replaced by competing propaganda campaigns, with all the accompanying deceits. Advertising isn’t about truth or fairness or rationality, but about mobilising deeper and more primitive layers of the human mind.
Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you’ll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding.
Begin with the end in mind.
Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to.
Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
Your body hears everything your mind says.
Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.
You may be educated abroad, you may be a great scientist, politician, but you always have a sneaking fear that if you don’t go to temples or do the ordinary things that you have been told to do, something evil might happen, so you conform. What happens to the mind that conforms? Investigate it, please.
The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
To be creative means to connect. It’s to abolish the gap between the body, the mind and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and nonfiction.
If one is free at heart, no man-made chains can bind one to servitude, but if one’s mind is so manipulated and controlled by the oppressor, then there will be nothing the oppressed can do to scare his powerful masters.
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.
The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
If you ever think about me, and you ain’t gonna do no revolutionary act, forget about me. I don’t want myself on your mind if you’re not going to work for the people.
You always have to think in the back of your mind that someone’s working harder than you, someone’s getting better than you. That’s what drives me every day. I always think there’s someone out there working harder.
What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.
If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.
I have steadily endeavoured to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and I cannot resist forming one on every subject), as soon as facts are shown to be opposed to it.
It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested.
The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.
Every new concept first comes to the mind in a judgment.
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
It is important to have face-to-face meetings, so when the players have things on their mind we talk. It is important to have a good relationship with your players. If they like you and love you – and the other way around – you will be successful.
Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
A man who is ‘of sound mind’ is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong.
All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind.
The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body. Then look at, or think of, the person triggering this emotion: With mindfulness, you can see that she is unhappy, that she is suffering. You can see her wrong perceptions. You can see that she is not beautiful when she says things that are unkind.
Everything changes as you get older – your mind, your body, the way you view the world.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
I put on the canvas whatever comes into my mind.
The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
When I’m working, I’m pretty busy with that, but when I’m not, yeah, I like to make music. I sing in jazz bars and stuff, and then I mainly paint every day. It’s kind of like a different side of my mind I like to use, and it keeps the other one fresh, and yeah, writing, I’ve been writing with some friends.
The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.
It’s just the risk that I take and the sacrifice that I make: Putting myself, my career, my family’s peace of mind on the line just to do right by my fans. It ain’t no gray area: You’re either with that and willing to go out of your way to make people who contribute to your dreams coming true happy or you aren’t.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Everything is very black and white for me. I don’t really like playing mind games.
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
‘Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined.
Great art – or good art – is when you look at it, experience it and it stays in your mind. I don’t think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different.
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the brain will decay with the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, for these also will vanish with death.
I feel like a lot of times when stuff is on my mind, I really don’t show it. I know how to hide my emotions.
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
It is the mind that makes the body.
Wellness is not a ‘medical fix’ but a way of living – a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of body, mind, and spirit, an approach to life we each design to achieve our highest potential for well-being now and forever.
Anything you put your mind to and add your imagination into can make your life a lot better and a lot more fun.
I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven’t and don’t.
To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been.
Every day, women and girls are finding incredible confidence and taking risks. When they change one mind, pretty soon, they have changed one tradition. That changed tradition has changed a village. That one village has changed a country. That new reality means new opportunities for themselves and their daughters.
Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.
If you want to be the best, you can’t take the path of least resistance. Every morning, you wake up, and your mind tells you it’s too early, and your body tells you you’re a little too sore, but you’ve got to look deep within yourself and know what you want and what you’re striving for.
Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.
Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
A liberal to me is one who – and it suits some of the dictionary definitions – is unbeholden to any specific belief or party or group or person, but makes up his or her mind on the basis of the facts and the presentation of those facts at the time. That defines what I am.
When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.
Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery – it recharges by running.
In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind.
The thought of a limit to perceptual space and time staggers the mind.
You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn’t mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense – the idea that anyone can make it.
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one’s thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one’s mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture… Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
The mind is the greatest weapon in the world.
As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.
The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable.
My mind might be conservative, but at heart, I was always a socialist.
When I was a boy, the priest, my uncle, carefully inculcated upon me this proverb, which I then learned and have ever since kept in my mind: ‘Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, fili.’ ‘I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, my son; never live under any slavish bond.’
Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.
If you use your mind to study reality, you won’t understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you’ll understand both.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.
From my own experience, I want to say that you should follow your heart, and the mind will follow you. Believe in yourself, and you will create miracles.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them.
Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
Looking back is a way to sharpen the focus on the things you want to change in your life. I think there’s something about nostalgia that really puts a fine point on the here-and-now, and that can be incredibly fascinating and interesting and engaging for the mind.
What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game – and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
I’m not really a redhead, but I keep playing these redhead actresses. Which I don’t mind; I think it’s fun.
I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles.
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.
I grew up in the South under segregation. So, I know what terrorism feels like – when your father could be taken out in the middle of the night and lynched just because he didn’t look like he was in an obeying frame of mind when a white person said something he must do. I mean, that’s terrorism, too.
The mind and body are not separate units, but one integrated system. How we act and what we think, eat, and feel are all related to our health. Physicians should be capable of teaching this behavior to patients.
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
I’m not a rich person financially, but I am in mind and soul. I have so much energy and strength, and I can do a lot of things that make me, and I think my fans, quite happy. When everything’s gone, music alone shall live on.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
There’s nothing like the peace of the countryside, the quiet and the lack of distraction. It helps you to focus your mind.
By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off.
What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Once you free your mind about a concept of music and harmony being correct, you can do whatever you want.
The march of the human mind is slow.
The African mind has a lot to contribute, not only to world understanding of the arts, but to an understanding of spiritualism. That is the contribution Africa will make to the world of the future – an injection of sanity into the environment of the universe itself.
Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. It’s the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don’t see coming.
In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.
Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.
The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
I feel as though, if you’re able to control your dreams, you have more power and control over your mind, like you could reach more areas of your mind. Therefore, I feel like it creates the ability for you to achieve more things in reality.
As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of – your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.
I don’t mind if other people call me an atheist, but I call myself a naturalist. Atheism doesn’t tell you much about what I do believe in; the term naturalist opens up the discussion better.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit.
I’ll never forget where I came from. It’s always on my mind.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win – essential to success.
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
Going to the gym is great for your body, but it’s also great for your mind.
I haven’t had a single thought for 26 years. I have only understanding. It’s somewhat complicated to understand that. I’ve hardly ever spoken about it. You’re in a state of total peace of mind. A kind of nirvana.
I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially.
My mind’s my kingdom.
I don’t remember myself to be a forefront fighter, but when pushed to a point with a wall behind me, there is only one way forward. Later you can call it a Rambo syndrome, but I never regret it, as it comes naturally to me, and in my mind, that is the only way.
Your mind is the most powerful weapon you have.
What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
Once I make up my mind, I’m full of indecision.
Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.
I love challenges, I love intensity, and I also like to challenge my mind. Believe it or not, boxing is not only about physical force. You use a lot of concentration; it’s really mental.
Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
The human body is not the person. Identity is the way the brain operates; it’s memories, it’s sensory input and output. The mind is the person.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
The unfed mind devours itself.
Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.
For me, aggression means not to be shy and to do what your mind tells you.
My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it – his mind, his body, his heart – what’s life worth to him?
Have you ever wondered what your subconscious mind looks like? Well today, I can show you.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
I don’t mind being a symbol but I don’t want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I’ve seen what the pigeons do to them.
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.
The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
No one can avoid death; it is inevitable. Therefore, I should create in my mind a kind of willingness and accepting for that event without any fear.
No greater problem is presented to the human mind.
A person whose mind is quiet and satisfied in God is in the pathway to health.
I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
Once your mind and body is healthy, it creates a freedom that helps you enjoy life.
Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
Whatever came to mind, whatever came to hand, I would read.
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind.
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States – old as well as new – North as well as South.
The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by, and this you will become.
God’s most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That’s pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
The cool thing about reading is that when you read a short story or you read something that takes your mind and expands where your thoughts can go, that’s powerful.
Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
I have made myself what I am. And I would that I could make the red people as great as the conceptions of my own mind, when I think of the Great Spirit that rules over us all.
When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
Having a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing seems to me to be one of the most basic principles that you can adopt to contribute to individual and world peace.
To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
Travel, of course, narrows the mind.
The most beautiful products or the most elegant or seductive products, in my mind, are those that tell a story of a process.
All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.
I don’t mind you thinking I’m stupid, but don’t talk to me like I’m stupid.
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things.
A mind too active is no mind at all.
Law is mind without reason.
Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
Your body is not who you are. The mind and spirit transcend the body.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
The nature of the human mind is such that unless it is stimulated by images of things acting upon it from without, all remembrance of them passes easily away.
I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better.
The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science.
The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.
Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
I don’t know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don’t know where the book is, and maybe I couldn’t read it if I found it.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
I am politically incorrect, that’s true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won’t be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn’t going to love you all the time.
Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them.
Oscar Wilde: ‘Do you mind if I smoke?’ Sarah Bernhardt: ‘I don’t care if you burn.’
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?
Can the mind see the truth of its own incapacity to know the unknown? Surely if I see very clearly that my mind cannot know the unknown, there is absolute quietness.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
My father used to say, ‘I want you to be a good man; I want you to learn how to work. And I want you to be a serious person.’ I grew up with that in my mind.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Sometimes you can find peace of mind by transferring yourself to different situations. They’re just reminders to stay… calm.
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It’s a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime.
Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.
Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don’t see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.
For me, success is a state of mind. I feel like success isn’t about conquering something; it’s being happy with who you are.
I feel like anything I’m doing in life, I try to stay myself and be as honest and true as I can be, you know, and be a nice person. I’ve always been taught to be kind to people and have an open mind about life.
Be still and cool in thine own mind and spirit.
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.
The mind itself is of the form of all, i.e., of soul, God and world; when it becomes of the form of the Self through knowledge, there is release, which is of the nature of Brahman: this is the teaching.
A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
I have a mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.
Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips.
What a terrible thing to have lost one’s mind. Or not to have a mind at all. How true that is.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will.
The silencing of the rainforests is a double deforestation, not only of trees but a deforestation of the mind’s music, medicine and knowledge.
Time is a mind construct. It’s not real.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.
People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.
I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.
Let your mind see every detail of your own special version of the very best that life can be. If you could make the world exactly to your liking, consider very specifically just how that world would be. If you could spend your time doing precisely what you wish, how would the moments of your life be lived?
Unknown in Paris, I was lost in the great city, but the feeling of living there alone, taking care of myself without any aid, did not at all depress me. If sometimes I felt lonesome, my usual state of mind was one of calm and great moral satisfaction.
Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.
I would say to always follow your dream. And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought in a million years that I would be here. So it just proves that once you believe in yourself, and you put your mind to something, you can do it.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
Science fiction encourages us to explore… all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision.
Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
My mind is always free. My mind is flexible.
Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
Whenever I’m stressed out or having a bad day, the one thing that gets me happy or back into like a good place of mind is being on the golf course. I love being out there, especially really early in the morning getting the first tee time out and just playing by myself. It’s so peaceful.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.