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“If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.”
―Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Volume II, Collected and Edited by Henry Nelson Coleridge" (1836), p. 406, "Notes on Sir Thomas Browne's Vulgar Errors"
“The highest order of mind is accused of folly, as well as the lowest. Nothing is thoroughly approved but mediocrity. The majority has established this, and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.”
Thoughts of Blaise Pascal (1849 edition), translated by Edward Craig, p. 133, "Detached Moral Thoughts, No. XVII"
“Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.”
Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teaching of Morihei Ueshiba (1999)
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“Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure for all who are able to partake of them, and that to all such who are or ever will be they are the most advantageous of all things.”