I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me.
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
I'd like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Meditation simply means a state of no-thought, awareness without the process of thought, just pure, mirror-like awareness, with no thoughts passing in the mind.
There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
Shakespeare possesses the power of subordinating nature for the purposes of expression, beyond all poets.? His imperial muse tosses the creation like a bauble from hand to hand, and uses it to embody any caprice of thought that is uppermost in his mind.? The remotest spaces of nature are visited, and the farthest sundered things are brought together, by subtle spiritual connection.? We are made aware that magnitude of material things is relative, and all objects shrink and expand to serve the passion of the poet.
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
I will no longer allow anyone to manipulate my mind and control my life in the name of love.
Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion.
The mind has skill, but it has no intelligence; it has a functional utility, but it has no awareness. It is a robot.
The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.
I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.
We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.
I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled.
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.
A decision once taken brings peace to a man's mind and eases his soul.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
Is a faith without action a sincere faith?
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.