The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions.
Ambition is the root of politics.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc.
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
I had rather fashion my mind than furnish it.
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
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.
Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain... you hear them and they're affixed to you.
To the dull mind, all nature is leaden. To the illuminated mind, the whole world sparkles with light.
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
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.
The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.
A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.
I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
He Who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it posses.
Not a single thought in the mind is ever original, it is always a repetition. Watch. Whenever mind says something, see that it is again putting you into a routine. Try to do something new and the mind will have less grip on you.
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.