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A disciplined mind brings happiness.

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.


Learning never exhausts the mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.


As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.


People are people and sometimes we change our minds.

Taylor Swift

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.

We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body but an evil friend will wound your mind.


Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

Be vigilant, guard your mind against negative thoughts.


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.

Nora Ephron

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry A. Kissinger

Society is our extended mind and body.

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.

What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head and is known to none but himself.

He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.

You have two choices: to control your mind or to let your mind control you.

I wish to change there minds, not kill them for weaknesses we all posses.

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

Absence of occupation is not rest, a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

William Cowper

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.

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.

The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand, nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.

Teach you children poetry, it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.

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.

Napoleon Hill

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.

Samuel Butler

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.

Force and mind are opposites, morality ends where a gun begins.

The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five, the mind is at its best about the age of forty-nine.

I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social political and religious. All act and react upon one another.

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind, it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Helen Keller

An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.

Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

Give thy thoughts no tongue.

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.

Iron rusts from disuse, water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.

The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.

Certainly it is a heaven upon earth to have a man's mind to move in charity, rest in providence and turn upon the poles of truth.

Curiosity n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

To fly from need not be to hate mankind: All are not fit with them to stir and toil, Nor is it discontent to keep the mind, Deep in its fountain.

People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.

I answer the heroic question "Death where is they sting?" with "It is here in my heart and mind and memories."

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.

Albert Einstein

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

Rabindranath Tagore

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

In the sky there is no distinction of east and west, people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

I like not fair terms and a villain's mind.

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.

It is a man's own mind not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways.

Minds will wander even during the Last Judgment.

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.

Memory is the treasure house of the mind, wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.

If a man's mind becomes pure his surroundings will also become pure.

Do not overrate what you have received nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity, and the brute by instinct.

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.

Don't follow the mind. Don't follow the body. Follow the Conscience. That is the main principle of this text. So we should follow our Conscience.

It is not for minds like ours to give or to receive flatter, yet the praises of sincerity have ever been permitted to the voice of friendship.

Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.

Joseph Addison

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.

There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.

Mind, word and act, all three must be filled with the belief that all is His play, that is the genuine path.

The stages of the Noble Path are: Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.

All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.

Friedrich Schiller

Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction for others' affliction for the affliction of both, and experiences pain and grief.

A strong mind always hopes and has always cause to hope.

Thomas Carlyle

A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.

The evils of the body are murder, theft and adultery, of the tongue lying, slander, abuse and idle talk, of the mind covetousness, hatred and error.

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.


The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Pride slays thanksgiving but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.


As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

Helen Keller

Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage, than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.

John F. Kennedy

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

Albert Einstein

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind, it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

The power of Thought the magic of the Mind!

As every divided kingdom falls so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.

Leonardo da Vinci

We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug, and sometimes to a dangerous poison.

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

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.

Purification of the mind is attained through humility, integrity and a sense of justice.

That in the soul which is called the mind is, before it thinks, not actually any real thing.

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

One who drinks the nectar of the Good Law lives happily with a tranquil mind. The wise man ever delights in the Dhamma as realized by the Noble Ones.


Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.

Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child cannot be true.

The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously and accepting both of them.

Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.

A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.

Jane Austen

I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.

William Butler Yeats

The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind.

The tendency in modern civilization is to make the world uniform... Let the mind be universal. The individual should not be sacrifice

Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination.

Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

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.

Bob Dylan

You learned people and artists have, no doubt, all sorts of superior things in your heads; but you're human beings like the rest of us, and we, too, have our dreams and fancies.

Herman Hesse

If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.

'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures.

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels or any other way you can manage it.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind, he can find the way to Enlightenment and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

A healthy body is the best container for a healthy mind. A healthy heart is the temple of God.

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Emotionally in our minds we get so filled with resentments, where we've got a story about absolutely everything.

Though the dungeon, the scourge and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.

A wise man should not reveal his loss of wealth, the vexation of his mind, the misconduct of his own wife, base words spoken by others, and disgrace that has befallen him.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Kahlil Gibran

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind, and I like to write standing up.

All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

Games lubricate the body and the mind.

Benjamin Franklin

In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.


In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.


There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.

He who has really set his mind on virtue will do no evil.

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.

Fancy and Fantasy rule the mind of man. You desire one thing in the morning, at noon you change over to something else. That desire will not persist until evening. If your desire is fulfilled you praise God and parade your devotion. But if it does not prevail you throw God overboard and parade your disbelief!

Sai Baba

When a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing will win arguments and straighten people out.

It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision to which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.

Seek ye first the good things of the mind and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think -- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.

'Tis education forms the common mind, just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

A multitude of causes, unknown to former times, are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion, to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.

There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.

Activity must be dedicated to God, the Highest Good. Then it will provide health to body and mind.

Sai Baba

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.

Marcus Aurelius

The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body, after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Genuine ignorance is... profitable, because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity and open mindedness, whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

There is something more - the spirit or the soul. I think that that quality encourages our courtesy and care and our minds. And mercy and identity.

I feel like some of my baby fat is going away and that's not just physically, it's psychologically. I think that your body is in tune with your mind and your spirituality and your heart. If things are going better I just think you look better.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

All acts of living become bad by ten things and by avoiding the ten things they become good. There are three evils of the body, four evils of the tongue and three evils of the mind.

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless winged and unconfined and breaks all chains from every mind.

William Shakespeare

Those whose minds are well fixed upon the elements of enlightenment, who without hankering after anything glory in renunciation, whose biases are extinguished, who are full of light -  they indeed have attained the bliss of nirvana in this very world.