Minds have been given to men out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds,journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed.
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
Mind is just in the middle. You are nothing but a mess. If you can go beyond it, intelligence grows in you;if you go below it, any intelligence that you had disappears.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The brain is wider than the sky.
Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
We truly have an ancient part of the brain that was about survival when we were prey but we seem to have gone past prey. We eat everything and nothing eats us.
All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
Our eyes are holden that we cannot see things that stare us in the face, until the hour arrives when the mind is ripened; then we behold them, and the time when we saw them not is like a dream.
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
If only your pure and clean mind could touch me, dear Haydn, nobody has a greater reverence for you than I have.
In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.
When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.