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The cultivation of the mind is a kind of food supplied for the soul of man. [Lat., Animi cultus quasi quidam humanitatis cibus.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (V, 19)

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The forehead is the gate of the mind. [Lat., Frons est animi janua.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio De Provinciis Consularibus (XI)

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In a disturbed mind, as in a body in the same state, health can not exist. [Lat., In animo perturbato, sicut in corpore, sanitas esse non potest.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 4)

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Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Retirement (l. 623)

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How fleet is a glance of the mind! Compared with the speed of its flight, The tempest itself lags behind, And the swift-winged arrows of light.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk

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Nature's first great title--mind.

George Croly Quotes , Source: Pericles and Aspasia

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As that the walls worn thin, permit the mind To look out through, and his Frailty find.

Samuel Daniel Quotes , Source: History of the Civil War (bk. IV, st. 84)

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Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins.

Scrope Davies Quotes , Source: Letter to Thomas Raikes

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Minds are like parachutes-- they only function when open. Thomas Dewar "Doublethink" means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. •George Orwell The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. •Henri L. Bergson Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out . . . People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts. •Eleanor H. Porter The bigger a man's head gets, the easier it is to fill his shoes. •Henry Courtney A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us. •Ralph Waldo Emerson Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. •Leonardo Da Vinci A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye. •Carolyn Wells Craftiness is a quality in the mind and a vice in the character. •S. Dubay A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. •Winston Churchill The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. •Sigmund Freud A feeble body weakens the mind. •Jean Jacques Rousseau Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable. •Buckminster Fuller A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency. •Anthony Trollope We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. •Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably. •Jean de LaBruyere Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive. •Napoleon Hill A nation that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. •Martin Luther King, Jr. A vacant mind invites dangerous inmates, as a deserted mansion tempts wandering outcasts to enter and take up their abode in its desolate apartments. •Nicholas Hilliard A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. •Eugene Ionesco Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as you can change your beliefs. •Maxwell Maltz Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set. •Source Unknown The mind is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not discreetly how to use it. •Michel de Montaigne If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't. •Lyall Watson Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace. •Elbert Hubbard The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. •Colin Wilson Mind unemployed is mind unenjoyed.

George Orwell Quotes

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Nothing comes to mind without thinking!

Samantha R. Hayden Quotes

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The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests.

Albert Jay Nock Quotes

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Few minds wear out; more rust out.

Christian Nestell Bovee Quotes

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

Mark Twain Quotes

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Some men are like pyramids, which are very broad where they touch the ground, but grow narrow as they reach the sky.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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We are born into this world unarmed---our mind is our only weapon.

Ayn Rand Quotes

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Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums, who can't, and those in cemeteries.

Everett M. Dirksen Quotes

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Thinking men cannot be ruled.

Ayn Rand Quotes

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The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the rose.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Philosopy is the most important thing in life. Everything else is born from there. Sean Baltz.

Sean Baltz Quotes

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Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.

John Quincy Adams Quotes

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