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Wise Quotes about Minds

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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.
- The Buddha

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

The best minds are not in government.
If any were, business would steal them away.
- Ronald Reagan

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

The feminist movement has helped open minds and kitchens
to the notion that men can be at home on the range.
- Rene Veaux

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.
- The Buddha

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought
of giving government the power to control men's minds.
- Thurgood Marshall

TIME is poisonous construct of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted
by the change of their food,
and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

TIME is yet another poisonous construct
of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Know that joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world we see that seems so insane is the result
of a belief system that is not working.
To perceive the world differently, we must be willing
to change our belief system,
let the past slip away, expand our sense of now,
and dissolve the fear in our minds.
- William James

If a country is to be corruption free and become a
nation of beautiful minds,
I strongly feel there are three key societal members
who can make a difference.
They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
- Abdul Kalam

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams,
yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds,
strange at least by comparison with the logical,
purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
- Erich Fromm

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts.
I motivate people, I hope, by example -
and perhaps by excitement,
by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
- Rupert Murdoch

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity:
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act on their dreams with open eyes,
to make them possible.
- T. E. Lawrence

There is a vast world of work out there in this country,
where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone -
many of whom are bored out of their minds.
All day long.
- Richard Nelson Bolles

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who
never make up their minds to be good or evil.
- Hannah Arendt

Neither of my parents would ever stand in the way of
any of their children speaking their minds.
- Ron Reagan

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

If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book,
different pictures compete in their minds.
- Vincente Minnelli

Applause is the spur of noble minds,
the end and aim of weak ones.
- Edmund Burke

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

There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that
will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women
humbler than they ought to be.
- Samuel Richardson

The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy
Spirit into the minds of faithful men,
called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament;
and Evangelists and Apostles in the New.
- Adam Clarke

Most of our obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them, we should make up
our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden

The white men of the South had better make up their
minds that the blacks will remain in the South just
as long as corn will tassel and cotton will bloom into whiteness.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
- Anna Freud

In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds;
all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.
- Stephane Mallarme

My patient population has a low recidivism rate,
but if they haven't made up their minds that it is permanent,
then of course, they will fail.
- Robert Atkins

To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

None but ourselves can free our minds.
- Bob Marley

The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb,
but rather the empty grave clothes -
undisturbed in form and position.
- Josh McDowell

To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
- John Buchan

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
- John Stuart Mill

Truth is always served by great minds,
even if they fight it.
- Jean Rostand

The key battleground in the war on terrorism,
therefore, is in the minds of the American public.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.
- Marvin Minsky

We must make up our minds to be ignorant of much,
if we would know anything.
- John Henry Newman

I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better.
- Michel de Montaigne

Tired minds don't plan well.
Sleep first, plan later.
- Walter Reisch

High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
- Tryon Edwards

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement.
It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated
excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.
- Taylor Caldwell

The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.
It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
- Walter Bagehot


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