Bob Marley Page

“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!”

- Bob Marley

Source/Notes: Wake Up and Live! on Survival (1979) - Song Lyrics
Langston Hughes Page

“Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind.”

- Langston Hughes

Source/Notes: From the poem "Roland Hayes Beaten" - One-Way Ticket (1949)
Rose Kennedy Page

“It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time — the mind, protecting its sanity — covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”

- Rose Kennedy

Source/Notes: Times To Remember (1974), p. 304
Buddha Page

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

- Buddha

Source/Notes: The Dhammapada, 1. The Twin Verses, verse 2
Plato Page

“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.”

- Plato

Source/Notes: Earliest attribution found in: The Pleasures of Life, Part II (1889) by Sir John Lubbock


Pearl S. Buck Page

“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

Source/Notes: To My Daughters, With Love (1967), "To You on Your First Birthday"
Amy Poehler Page

“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading.”

- Amy Poehler

Albert Einstein Page

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

- Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Page

“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.”

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: Letter to Morris Raphael Cohen, defending the appointment of Bertrand Russell to a teaching position (19 March 1940). Variant: izquotes.com/quote/282682
Thomas Jefferson Page

“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”

- Thomas Jefferson

Source/Notes: Letter to John Norvell (11 June 1807)


Robert A. Heinlein Page

“The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of loyalty and duty. Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute — get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed.”

- Robert A. Heinlein

Source/Notes: Time Enough for Love (1973)
Robert A. Heinlein Page

“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often confuses one for the other, or assumes the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. In fact they are almost incompatible; both at once produce unbearable turmoil.”

- Robert A. Heinlein

Source/Notes: Stranger in a Strange Land (1961; 1991)
Rene Descartes Page

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”

- Rene Descartes

Source/Notes: Le Discours de la méthode (1637), pt. 1
Sarada Devi Page

“I tell you one thing - if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.”

- Sarada Devi

Martin Luther King, Jr. Page

“We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.


William Shakespeare Page

“Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.”

- William Shakespeare

Source/Notes: Henry the Sixth, Part Three, p. 317, Oxford University Press (2001), ISBN:9780192831415
Cicero Page

“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the mind; Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”

- Cicero