Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
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.
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.
Live with passion!
The problem with being sure that God is on your side is that you can't change your mind, because God sure isn't going to change His.
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.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
Existence is only in the present. Mind is never in the present.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
When the passions become masters, they are vices.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
The conscious mind is time bound - separating past and future. The subconscious mind is timeless - past and future are simultaneous.
In a way, one gets stability from being able to order the rational mind.
I'm a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It's a pretty dumb animal, mind you.
Eradicate poverty. This is all that matters in my country. When I am out training I think about this a lot; when I am running it is going over in my mind. As a country we cannot move forward until we eradicate poverty.
My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?
I do know that some Buddhists are able to attain peace of mind.
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.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.