To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind.
I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
To a mind that is still, the entire universe surrenders.
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.
All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
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 house is not an object, "a machine to live in"; it is the universe that man constructs for himself by imitating the paradigmatic creation of the gods, the cosmogony.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.? Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his.? In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
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.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
Water is always a support or a healing thing apart from, you know, love or peace of mind.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.
Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
Shortly afterwards my father told me that he might be going into the Eastern Zone of Germany. At that time my own mind was closer to his than it had ever been before, because he also believed that they are at least trying to build a new world.
It's important for moms to have alone time. However, that's the first thing that goes on a busy day. Fortunately for me, because of my job, I have to find the time to do it. At least that's the way my mind sees it.
The march of conquest through wild provinces, may be the march of Mind; but not the march of Love.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.