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The Mind Quotes

33 of the best book quotes about the mind
  1. #1
    What man can pretend to know the riddle of a woman’s mind?
  2. #2
    “What you have to do with your mind, when your body is miserable, is to make it think of something else.”
  3. #3
    “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”
  4. #4
    “There are few persons who have not, at some period of their lives, amused themselves in retracing the steps by which particular conclusions of their own minds have been attained. The occupation is often full of interest and he who attempts it for the first time is astonished by the apparently illimitable distance and incoherence between the starting-point and the goal.”
  5. #5
    “They ordered the extermination
    of all minds they couldn’t control.”
  6. #6
    “The mind of man is capable of anything.”
  7. #7
    “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
  8. #8
    The other two waited respectfully while M. Bouc struggled in mental agony.
  9. #9
    And the mind that has conceived a plan of living must never lose sight of the chaos against which that pattern was conceived. That goes for societies as well as for individuals.
  10. #10
    “Isabel was a young person of many theories; her imagination was remarkably active. It had been her fortune to possess a finer mind than most of the persons among whom her lot was cast . . .”
  11. #11
    “Even a feeble-minded man wants to be like other men.”
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More Than Balloons book
6.2
board book
More Than Balloons
The Rag Coat book
6.1
picture book
The Rag Coat
Penguin and Pinecone book
6.0
board book
Penguin and Pinecone
All the Places to Love book
6.0
picture book
All the Places to Love
The Trumpet of the Swan book
6.0
chapter book
The Trumpet of the Swan
Spot Loves His Daddy book
6.0
board book
Spot Loves His Daddy
Three Little Words book
6.0
picture book
Three Little Words
Charlotte and the Rock book
5.9
picture book
Charlotte and the Rock
  1. #12
    “A noble mind finds its purest joy in the accomplishment of its duty, and to that willingly sacrifices its inclination.”
  2. #13
    “If you clear out all of that space in your mind you would have a door way.”
  3. #14
    “O, full of scorpions is my mind!”
  4. #15
    “The greatest secret for eliminating the inferiority complex, which is another term for deep and profound self-doubt, is to fill your mind to overflowing with faith. Develop a tremendous faith in God and that will give you a humble yet soundly realistic faith in yourself.”
  5. #16
    “When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind which by a law of attraction tends to bring the best to you.”
  6. #17
    “Please wake me when I’m free
    I cannot bear captivity
    4 I would rather be stricken blind
    Than 2 live without expression of mind.”
  7. #18
    A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
  8. #19
    “A mind not to be chang’d by Place or Time.”
  9. #20
    “Tell me where is fancy bred,
    Or in the heart, or in the head?”
  10. #21
    The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure.
  11. #22
    “The monsters of the mind are far worse than those that actually exist.”
Books about happinessView All ››
Wonder book
6.3
chapter book
Wonder
You Are My Happy book
6.0
picture book
You Are My Happy
Emma book
6.0
board book
Emma
Be Happy! book
5.9
board book
Be Happy!
Augustus and His Smile book
5.8
picture book
Augustus and His Smile
Last Stop on Market Street book
5.1
picture book
Last Stop on Market Street
  1. #23
    “Always it is thus with my new students, and especially with the human ones; the mind is the last muscle they train or use, and the one that they regard the least.”
    author
    Christopher Paolini
    book
    Eldest
    character
    Oromis
    concept
    The Mind
  2. #24
    “[L]et no one rule your mind or body.”
  3. #25
    “Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”
  4. #26
    “Everything I had worked for, all my years of study, had been to purchase for myself this one privilege: to see and experience more truths than those given to me by my father, and to use those truths to construct my own mind. I had come to believe that the ability to evaluate many ideas, many histories, many points of view, was at the heart of what it means to self-create. If I yielded now, I would lose more than an argument. I would lose custody of my own mind. This was the price I was being asked to pay, I understood that now. What my father wanted to cast from me wasn’t a demon: it was me.”
  5. #27
    “Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart... If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.”
  6. #28
    “Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in a continual reverie. They are given to all kinds of marvellous beliefs, are subject to trances and visions, and frequently see strange sights, and hear music and voices in the air.”
  7. #29
    “He said positive liberty is self-mastery—the rule of the self, by the self. To have positive liberty, he explained, is to take control of one’s own mind; to be liberated from irrational fears and beliefs, from addictions, superstitions and all other forms of self-coercion.”
  8. #30
    “You do not need to be a victim of worry. Reduced to its simplest form, what is worry? It is simply an unhealthy and destructive mental habit.”
  9. #31
    “The mind is its own place, and in it self
    Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.”
  10. #32
    “Our happiness or unhappiness depends to an important degree upon the habit of mind we cultivate.”
  11. #33
    “Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture. . . . Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”
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