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This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My mind is my laboratory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind - the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A quiet mind cureth all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The direct effect on our mind is achieved by the words, the text, the thought, which arouse consideration. Our will is directly affected by the super-objective, by other objectives, by a through line of action. Our feelings are directly worked upon by tempo-rhythm.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Huge and mighty forms that do not live like living men, moved slowly through the mind by day and were trouble to my dreams.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ambitious will always be first in the crowd; he presseth forward, he looketh not behind him. More anguish is it to his mind to see one before him, than joy to leave thousands at a distance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is an language I do not understand.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By words the mind is winged.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition has been so much decried. And what are you reading, Miss -- -? Oh! it is only a novel! replies the young lady; while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda ; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humor, are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mans power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily, compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly. You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Theology is a science of mind applied to God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider -- and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation -- persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nevertheless, the consuming hunger of the uncritical mind for what it imagines to be certainty or finality impels it to feast upon shadows in the prevailing famine of substance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The power of a text is different when it is read from when it is copied out. Only the copied text thus commands the soul of him who is occupied with it, whereas the mere reader never discovers the new aspects of his inner self that are opened by the text, that road cut through the interior jungle forever closing behind it: because the reader follows the movement of his mind in the free flight of day-dreaming, whereas the copier submits it to command.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me -- with such a one I am in love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
O Krishna, the stillness of divine union which you describe is beyond my comprehension. How can the mind, which is so restless, attain lasting peace? Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, powerful, violent; trying to control it is like trying to tame the wind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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