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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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Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How does so much gossip fit in such small minds?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

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

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you are absolutely without mind,
just pure consciousness,
time stops completely,
disappears,
leaving no trace behind.
- Osho

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

The mind constantly chatters.
That chatter winds up being the force
that drives us much of the day in terms of what we do,
what we react to, and how we feel.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb


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