The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them.
If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.
I proved to myself that if I believe in something and set my mind to it I could actually accomplish it.
All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your mind.
Travelling expands the mind rarely.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Age carries all things away, even the mind.
Music used to change people's minds - and it still changes mine.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.
I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about.
To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
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.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.