Quotes about the Mind
As sight is in the eye, so is the mind in the soul!
see also: Quotes about The Arts, Artists and Creativity
Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.
Close your eyes and let the mind expand. Let no fear of death or darkness arrest its course. Allow the mind to merge with Mind. Let it flow out upon the great curve of consciousness. Let it soar on the wings of the great bird of duration, up to the very Circle of Eternity.
A feeble body weakens the mind.
The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.
The Universe is mental – held in the mind of the All.
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?
The mind covers more ground than the heart but goes less far.
Everything that you are now is the raw material needed to produce the result of the fully awakened mind.
Two monks were watching a flag flapping in the wind. One said to the other, “The flag is moving.”
The other replied, “The wind is moving.”
Huineng overheard this. He said, “Not the flag, not the wind; mind is moving.”
What we think, we become.
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.
Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.
To preserve permanent good health, the state of mind must be taken into consideration.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life. Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.
The most sacred place in the world is your mind. Guard it ferociously.
In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.
There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet.
An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
An idea comes as close to something for nothing as you can get.
Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots.
The belly rules the mind.
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
It does not take a majority to prevail…But rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.
The prejudices of superstition are superior to all others, and have the strongest influence on the human mind.
Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind.
The fingers of your thoughts are molding your face ceaselessly.
If your mind is still, you’re the happiest.
Every idea, extended into infinity, becomes its own opposite.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
A troubled mind makes you sick.
Every thought we think is creating our future.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Now man must learn to live without ideologies religious, political or otherwise. When the mind is not tethered to any ideology, it is free to move to new understandings. And in that freedom flowers all that is good and all that is beautiful.
My fundamental premise about the brain is that its workings – what we sometimes call “mind” – are a consequence of its anatomy and physiology, and nothing more.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.
A closed mind is like a closed book: just a block of wood.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts.
Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.
What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.
Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Invention requires an excited mind; execution, a calm one.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.
Here is where people, / One frequently finds, / Lower their voices / And raise their minds.
Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds.
When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics.
To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
I’d rather have a mind opened by wonder than closed by belief.
I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.
I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
You will never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Whoever controls the media controls the mind.
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
As sight is in the eye, so is the mind in the soul!
There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.
It’s amazing how once the mind is free of emotional pollution, logic and clarity emerge.
Best Things dwell out of Sight
The Pearl — the Just — Our Thought.
Most shun the Public Air
Legitimate, and Rare —
The Capsule of the Wind
The Capsule of the Mind
Exhibit here, as doth a Burr —
Germ’s Germ be where?
In the high country of the mind one has to become adjusted to the thinner air of uncertainty…
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.
And this I would fight for: The freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected.
And this I must fight against: Any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the only one you have.
Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.
The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind!