Mind Quotes (1,000+ quotes)
“Life is one big road with lots of signs.
So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind.
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.
Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.
Wake Up and Live!”
Wake Up and Live! on Survival (1979) - Song Lyrics
“Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind.”
From the poem "Roland Hayes Beaten" - One-Way Ticket (1949)
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
The Dhammapada, 1. The Twin Verses, verse 2
“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.”
Earliest attribution found in: The Pleasures of Life, Part II (1889) by Sir John Lubbock
“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.”
As A Man Thinketh (1902)
“The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.”
―Pearl S. Buck
To My Daughters, With Love (1967), "To You on Your First Birthday"
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”
Letter to Morris Raphael Cohen, defending the appointment of Bertrand Russell to a teaching position (19 March 1940). Variant: izquotes.com/quote/282682
“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”
Letter to John Norvell (11 June 1807)
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”
The beauty of friendship by Kahlil Gibran, Hallmark Cards, 1978 - ISBN: 9780875295589
Quote of the day
“Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.”