Mind Quotes (1,000+ quotes)
“Yes, in the poor man's garden grow
Far more than herbs and flowers—
Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind,
And joy for weary hours.”
The poor Man's, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Speech at the University of California, Berkley, as broadcast by Pacifica Radio (4 January 1969) - 1960s
As quoted in: Francis Carpenter, Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln (1866)
“Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.”
―Martin Farquhar Tupper
The Poetical Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper, Including Proverbial Philosophy, A Thousand Lines, Hactenus, Geraldine, And Other Poems (John Wiley, 1849), p. 105, "Of Thinking"
“Words have no power to impress the mind with the exquisite horror of their reality.”
―Edgar Allan Poe
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838)
“When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.”
Letter to Edmund Pendleton (22 January 1795).
“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.”
Memoirs corespondence and private papers of Thomas Jefferson Late, President of the United States: now first published the original manuscripts (1829 edition)
As quoted in: The Reader's Digest, Volume 76, DeWitt Wallace, Lila Acheson Wallace, Reader's Digest Association, 1960, p. 238
Quote of the day
“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”