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Mind Quotes

1. A full belly makes a dull brain. – Benjamin Franklin

2. The pen is the tongue of the mind. – Miguel de Cervantes

3. It is the mind that makes the body. – Sojourner Truth

4. Strength is a matter of a made up mind. – John Beecher

5. All problems are illusions of the mind. – Eckhart Tolle

6. The energy of the mind is the essence of life. – Aristotle

7. Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. – Dale Carnegie

8. Misery is almost always the result of thinking. – Joseph Joubert

9. Love sees not with the eyes, but with the mind. – William Shakespeare

10. The mind needs exercise as much as the body does. – John Morgan

11. Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think. – Ayn Rand

12. The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha

13. Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated. – Robert S. McNamara

14. Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open. – Thomas R. Dewar

15. It is by logic we prove. It is by intuition we discover. – Henri Poincare

16. The heart has its reasons but the mind makes the excuses. – Amit Abraham

17. People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

18. I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

19. You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. – Timothy Leary

20. Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. – Buddha

21. For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe. – Larry Eisenberg

22. The the illuminated mind the whole world sparkles with light. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

23. Enlightenment is the journey back from the head to the heart. – Ravi Shankar

24. And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed. – William Shakespeare

25. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

26. Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind. – Eckhart Tolle

27. The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

28. Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. – Edward de Bono

29. Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. – Malcolm Forbes

30. I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. – Mahatma Gandhi

31. You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind. – Sai Baba

32. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

33. The intuitive mind will tell the thinking mind where to look next. – Jonas Salk

34. The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good. – Catherine Ponder

35. Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

36. The mind takes delight in offering the best, giving what we value most. – Joseph Goldstein

37. The spirit is life. The mind is the builder. The physical is the result. – Edgar Cayce

38. Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. – Anna Freud

39. A mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendall Holmes

40. Creativity is a catchall term for a variety of distinct thought processes. – Jonah Lehrer

41. If we can open your mind to laughter, we can slip in a little information. – Virginia Tooper

42. Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind. – Alice Meynell

43. To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

44. A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. – Patricia Neal

45. Change only favours minds that are diligently looking and preparing for discovery. – Louis Pasteur

46. The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven. – John Milton

47. Your mind is a dangerous neighborhood and you shouldn’t go in there alone at night. – Christiane Northrup

48. Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. – Carl Jung

49. Only begin and then the mind grows heated. Only begin and the task will be completed. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

50. Don’t feed your mind with negative thoughts. If you do, you will come to believe them. – Catherine Pulsifer

51. Love, joy and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance. – Eckhart Tolle

52. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. – Benjamin Disraeli

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53. The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows – Stephen King

54. A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. – Benjamin Franklin

55. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. – Brian Tracy

56. The brain is like a muscle.When it is in use, we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. – Carl Sagan

57. My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds. – Mel Weldon

58. Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. – Swami Sivananda

59. The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. – Carl Jung

60. Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. – Oliver Wendal Holmes

61. The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, it to understand things by intuition. – Baruch Spinoza

62. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

63. The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions. – Anthony Jay

64. All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. – Buddha

65. Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. – Jamie Paolinetti

66. Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

67. Ideas must word through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

68. To create you must quiet your mind. You need a quiet mind so that ideas will have a chance of connecting. – Eric Maisel

69. You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind. – Anne Lamott

70. All the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. – Eckhart Tolle

71. When you use words, you’re able to keep your mind alive. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence. – Gao Xingjian

72. To keep the body in good health is a duty – otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. – Buddha

73. What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. – Wayne Dyer

74. I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. – Albert Einstein

75. The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. – Will Durant

76. There is no human mind that exists apart from humanness; therefore any exploration of humanness is a psychology. – John Reece

77. The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice. – Chandler Fuller

78. To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. – Kahlil Gibran

79. Let go and trust; allow inspiration and imagination to lead the way…beyond the limitations of what the mind knows. – Linda Saccoccio

80. Teaching for creativity aims to encourage self-confidence, independence of mind, and the capacity to think for oneself. – Sir Ken Robinson

81. Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes, great minds rise above them. – Washington Irving

82. 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

83. Keeping your mind open in the face of uncertainty is the single most powerful secret of unleashing your creative potential. – Michael J. Gelb

84. Th brain is a wonderful organ; it starts the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office. – Robert Frost

85. Passion is a state of mind; and it can flow from one role to the next, one state to the next, and one relationship to the next. – Jonathan H. Ellerby

86. Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. – Mary Shelly

87. When the mind is clear of all noise and self talk, this is when solutions are revealed, artists are inspired, paradigms are shifted. – Stephen J. Kochan

88. A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience. – Albert Einstein

89. Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. – Plato

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90. You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. – Dale Carnegie

91. If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish more. – Brian Koslow

92. Our limitations and successes will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. – Denis Waitley

93. The great news is that our brains are built for creative problem solving, and it is easy to both uncover and enhance our natural inventiveness. – Tina Seelig

94. 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

95. Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. – Sivananda

96. The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms. – Thich Nhat Hanh

97. Cease trying to work everything out with your minds, it will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation. – Eileen Caddy

98. It is our movements that not only express knowledge and facilitate greater cognitive function, they actually grow the brain as they increase in complexity. – Carla Hannaford

99. 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

100. Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one’s mind. – Mark Twain

101. Play is one of the highest spiritual forms of being. When we’re in that state, we get lost in ourselves, which allows the mind to receive the message of the spirit. – Ellie Katz

102. While spirituality provides an efficient and endless fuel for your mind and body, you must burn that fuel with human action towards your goals, dreams, and desires. – Steve Maraboli

103. All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth. – Napoleon Hill

104. The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves. – Carl Jung

105. Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash

106. The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things…it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future. – Steve Forbes

107. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Buddha

108. The creative person seems to have a special talent for dipping into his intuitive, image-filled right hemisphere while harnessing the illuminating experience with his left brain. – Steven Zinker

109. Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. – Kahlil Gibran

110. All this creative power of the mind amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us the by senses and experience. – David Hume

111. Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment. – Ralph Marston

112. Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life, not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. – John Homer Miller

113. The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition, and not our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go. – Martha Washington

114. You have the power in the present moment to change limiting beliefs and consciously plant the seeds for the future of your choosing. As you change your mind, you change your experience. – Serge Kahili King

115. Inner silence promotes clarity of mind; It makes us value the inner world; It trains us to go inside to the source of peace and inspiration when we are faced with problems and challenges. – Deepak Chopra

116. It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn – which is what life is all about. – Oprah Winfrey

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117. Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation. – Rabindranath Tagore

118. There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. – Sophia Loren

119. Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind, and spirit that was yours at birth and that can be yours again. That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness with the world around you, is still within you. – Deepak Chopra

120. It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched. – George Gissing

121. I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you’re striving to do your best. – Kurt Thomas

122. Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before. – Erich Fromm

123. We learn in our guts, not just in our brain, that a life of joy is not in seeking happiness, but in experiencing and simply being the circumstances of our life as they are; not in fulfilling personal wants, but in fulfilling the needs of life… – Charlotte Joko Beck

124. The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove. – Samuel Johnson

125. To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. – Buddha

126. Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day. – Ching Ning Chu

127. For whereas the mind works in possibilities, the intuition works in actualities, and what you intuitively desire, that is possible to you. Whereas what you mentally or consciously desire is nine times out of ten impossible; hitch your wagon to a star, or you will just stay where you are. – D.H. Lawrence

128. Out of an intuitive experience of the world comes a continuous flow of novel distinctions. Purely rational understanding, on the other hand, serves to confirm old mindsets, rigid categories. Artists, who live in the same world as the rest of us, steer clear of these mindsets to make us see things anew. – Ellen Langler

129. 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. We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking: We must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives. – Albert Einstein

130. To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done – this is how I desire to waste wisely my days. – Thomas Dekker

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