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A collection of Special quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from

Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insights into life.

Mind Quotes

Sublimity is the echo of a noble mind.
   - Unattributed Author, Longinus of the Sublime (sect. 9)

I had rather believe all the fables in the Legends and the Talmud and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind.
      - Francis Bacon, Essays--Of Atheism

The last infirmity of noble mind.
- Jan van olden Barneveldt, The Tragedy of Sir John Van Olden Barneveldt

All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth--in a word, all those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world--have not any subsistence without a mind.
      - Bishop George Berkeley, Principles of Human Knowledge

Finally, by ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
      - Bible, I Peter (ch. III, v. 8-9)

And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sittings, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
      - Bible, Mark (ch. V, v. 15)

One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
      - Bible, Romans (ch. XIV, v. 5)

Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
      - Robert Browning, Paracelsus (II)

The march of the human mind is slow.
      - Edmund Burke, Speech on the Conciliation of America

Such as take lodgings in a head
  That's to be let unfurnished.
      - Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 161)

'Tis strange the mind, that very fiery particle, Should let itself be snuff'd out by an article.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron), Don Juan

Constant attention wears the active mind, Blots out our pow'rs, and leaves a blank behind.
      - Charles Churchill, Epistle to Hogarth (l. 647)

The cultivation of the mind is a kind of food supplied for the soul of man. [Lat., Animi cultus quasi quidam humanitatis cibus.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero), De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (V, 19)

The forehead is the gate of the mind.[Lat., Frons est animi janua.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero), Oratio De Provinciis Consularibus (XI)

The diseases of the mind are more and more destructive than those of the body. [Lat., Morbi perniciores pluresque animi quam corporis.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero), Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 3)

In a disturbed mind, as in a body in the same state, health can not exist. [Lat., In animo perturbato, sicut in corpore, sanitas esse non potest.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero), Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 4)

Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.
      - William Cowper, Retirement (l. 623)

His mind his kingdom, and his will his law.
      - William Cowper, Truth (l. 405)

Nature's first great title--mind.
      - George Croly, Pericles and Aspasia

As that the walls worn thin, permit the mind, To look out through, and his Frailty find.
      - Samuel Daniel

Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins.
      - Scrope Davies, Letter to Thomas Raikes

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
      - Rene Descartes, Discours de la Methode

God is Mind, and God is all; hence all is Mind.
      - Mrs. Mary Baker Glover Eddy, Science and Health (ch. XIV)

The human mind has first to construct forms, independently, before we can find them in things.
      - Albert Einstein

A great mind is a good sailor, as a great heart is.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each mind has its own method.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays--Intellect

Vain, very vain, my weary search to find, That bliss which only centers in the mind.
      - Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller (l. 423)

A noble mind disdains to hide his head, And let his foes triumph in his overthrow.
      - Robert Greene, Alphonso, King of Arragon (act I)

The mind is like a sheet of white paper in this, that the impression it receivest oftenest, and retains the longest, are black ones.
      - A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare, Guesses at Truth

The most perfect mind is a dry light. [Lat., Lumen siccum optima anima.]
      - Heraclitus of Ephesus,

Whose little body lodged a mighty mind.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Iliad (bk. V, l. 999),
  
A faultless body and a blameless mind.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey (bk. III, l. 138),
  
The glory of a firm capacious mind.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 262),
  
And bear unmov'd the wrongs of base mankind, The last, and hardest, conquest of the mind.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey (bk. XIII, l. 353),

A well-prepared mind hopes in adversity and fears in prosperity.
  [Lat., Sperat infestis, metuit secundis
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina (II, 10, 13)

If anything affects your eye, you hasten to have it removed; if anything affects your mind, you postpone the cure for a year. [Lat., Quae laedunt oculum festinas demere; si quid Est animum, differs curandi tempus in annum.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Epistles (I, 238)

A mind that is charmed by false appearances refuses better things.
  [Lat., Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires (II, 2, 6)

The body loaded by the excess of yesterday, depresses the mind also, and fixes to the ground this particle of divine breath.  [Lat., Quin corpus onustum, Hesternis vitiis, animum quoque praegravat una Atque affigit humo divinae particulam aurae.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires (II, 2, 77)

The true, strong, and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small.
      - Samuel Johnson, Boswell's Life of Johnson

What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
      - Thomas Hewitt Key, on the authority of F.J. Furnivall

Gravity is a mystery of the body invented to conceal the defects of the mind. [Fr., La gravite est un mystere du corps invente pour cacher les defauts de l'esprit.]
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maximes (257)

Nobody, I believe, will deny, that we are to form our judgment of the true nature of the human mind, not from sloth and stupidity of the most degenerate and vilest of men, but from the sentiments and fervent desires of the best and wisest of the species.
      - Archbishop Robert Leighton, Theological Lectures
  
Stern men with empires in their brains.
      - James Russell Lowell, The Biglow Papers (secon

How wretched are the minds of men, and how blind their understandings. [Lat., O miseras hominum menteis! oh, pectora caeca!]
      - Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus), De Rerum Natura (III, 14)

We plainly perceive that the mind strengthens and decays with the body. [Lat., Cum corpore ut unanCrescere sentimus pariterque senescere mentem.]
      - Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus), De Rerum Natura (III, 446)

The conformation of his mind was such, that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.
      - Thomas Babington Macaulay, On Horace Walpole

No barriers, no masses of matter, however enormous, can withstand the powers of the mind the remotest corners yield to them; all things succumb, the very heaven itself is laid open. [Lat., Rationi nulla resistunt. Claustra nec immense moles, ceduntque recessus: Omnia succumbunt, ipsum est penetrabile coelum.]
      - Manilius (Manlius or Mallius) (Marcus or Caius)

The mind is its own place, and in itself, Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 254)

The sick mind can not bear anything harsh.[Lat., Mensque pati durum sustinet aegra nihil.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Epistoloe Ex Ponto (I, 5, 18)

The mind alone can not be exiled.[Lat., Mens sola loco non exulat.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 9, 41)

A mind conscious of right laughs at the falsehoods of rumour.
  [Lat., Conscia mens recti famae mendacia risit.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Fasti (bk. IV, 311)

Heavens! what thick darkness pervades the minds of men.
  [Lat., Pro superi! quantum mortalia pectora caecae, Noctis habent.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Metamorphoses (VI, 472)

It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Metamorphoses (XIII)

The mind is sicker than the sick body; in contemplation of its sufferings it becomes hopeless. [Lat., Corpore sed mens est aegro magis aegra; malique  In circumspectu stat sine fine sui.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Tristium (IV, 6, 43)

The mind wishes for what it has missed, and occupies itself with retrospective contemplation. [Lat., Animus quod perdidit optat,
Atque in praeterita se totus imagine versat.]
      - Petronius (Caius Petronius Arbiter), Satyricon

The brain is the citadel of the senses: this guides the principle of thought. [Lat., Habet cerebrum sensus arcem; hic mentis est regimen.]
      - Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus)

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 104)

My mind's my kingdom.
      - Francis Quarles, School of the Heart (ode IV, st. 3)

Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite. [Lat., Mens mutatione recreabitur; sicut in cibis, quorum diversitate reficitur stomachus, et pluribus minore fastido alitur.]
      - Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus), De Institutione Oratoria
        
Whose cockloft is unfurnished.
      - Francois Rabelais, The Author's Prologue to the Fifth Book

A feeble body weakens the mind.
       - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile (I)

Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
         - Jacopo Sannazaro (Sannazarius), Ecloga Octava

A great mind becomes a great fortune.
     - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), De Clementia (I, 5)

The mind is the master over every kind of fortune: itself acts in both ways, being the cause of its own happiness and misery.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Epistoloe Ad Lucilium

For I do not distinguish them by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Of a Happy Life (ch. I),
  
A good mind possesses a kingdom.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Thyestes (act II, 380)

How wretched are the minds of men, and how blind their understandings.
      - Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus), De Rerum Natura (III, 14)

We plainly perceive that the mind strengthens and decays with the body.
      - Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus), De Rerum Natura (III, 446)

The conformation of his mind was such, that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.
      - Thomas Babington Macaulay, On Horace Walpole

No barriers, no masses of matter, however enormous, can withstand the powers of the mind the remotest corners yield to them; all things succumb, the very heaven itself is laid open.
      - Manilius (Manlius or Mallius) (Marcus or Caius), Astronomica

The mind is its own place, and in itself, Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 254)

The sick mind can not bear anything harsh.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Epistoloe Ex Ponto (I, 5, 18)

The mind alone can not be exiled.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 9, 41)

A mind conscious of right laughs at the falsehoods of rumour.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Fasti (bk. IV, 311)

Heavens! what thick darkness pervades the minds of men.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Metamorphoses (VI, 472)

It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Metamorphoses (XIII)

The mind is sicker than the sick body; in contemplation of its sufferings it becomes hopeless.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Tristium (IV, 6, 43)

The mind wishes for what it has missed, and occupies itself with retrospective contemplation.
      - Petronius (Caius Petronius Arbiter), Satyricon

The brain is the citadel of the senses: this guides the principle of thought.
      - Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus), Historia Naturalis
  
Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 104)

My mind's my kingdom.
      - Francis Quarles, School of the Heart (ode IV, st. 3)

Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
      - Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus), De Institutione Oratoria
  
Whose cockloft is unfurnished.
      - Francois Rabelais, The Author's Prologue to the Fifth Book

A feeble body weakens the mind.
      - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile (I)

Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
      - Jacopo Sannazaro (Sannazarius), Ecloga Octava

A great mind becomes a great fortune.
     - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), De Clementia (I, 5)

The mind is the master over every kind of fortune: itself acts in both ways, being the cause of its own happiness and misery.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Epistoloe Ad Lucilium

For I do not distinguish them by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Of a Happy Life (ch. I),
  
A good mind possesses a kingdom.
         - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Thyestes (act II, 380)

'Tis pity bounty had not eyes behind, That man might ne'er be wretched for his mind.
      - William Shakespeare, The Life of Timon of Athens

Now the melancholy god protect thee, and the tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is a very opal.
      - William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, or, What You Will
 
Not body enough to cover his mind decently with; his intellect is improperly exposed.
      - Sydney Smith, Lady Holland's Memoir (vol. I, p. 258)

Sound intelligence promises victory in every battle.
      - Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi)

The greatest tragedy that can befall a person is the atrophy of his mind.
      - Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi)

A mind conscious of its own rectitude.
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil), The Aeneid

Mind moves matter.
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil), The Aeneid

The mind of man is ignorant of fate and future destiny, and can not keep within due bounds when elated by prosperity.
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil), The Aeneid

The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made.
      - Edmund Waller, Verses upon his Divine Poesy

Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are alternately answered.
      - Daniel Webster,
  
You will turn it over once more in what you are pleased to call your mind.
      - Richard Bethell Westbury, Lord Westbury, Life of Lord Westbury
   
A man of hope and forward-looking mind.
      - William Wordsworth, Excursion (bk. VII, 278)

In years that bring the philosophic mind.
      - William Wordsworth, Ode--Intimations of Immortality (st. 10)

Minds that have nothing to confer. Find little to perceive.
      - William Wordsworth, Yes! Thou

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