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The Mind Quotes

18 of the best book quotes about the mind
  1. #1
    “What you have to do with your mind, when your body is miserable, is to make it think of something else.”
  2. #2
    “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
  3. #3
    “O, full of scorpions is my mind!”
  4. #4
    “If you clear out all of that space in your mind you would have a door way.”
  5. #5
    “The mind of man is capable of anything.”
  6. #6
    “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.”
  7. #7
    “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.”
  8. #8
    “A mind not to be chang’d by Place or Time.”
  9. #9
    “Tell me where is fancy bred,
    Or in the heart, or in the head?”
  1. #10
    The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure.
  2. #11
    “The monsters of the mind are far worse than those that actually exist.”
  3. #12
    “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
  4. #13
    “[L]et no one rule your mind or body.”
  5. #14
    “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.”
  6. #15
    “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.”
  7. #16
    “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.”
  8. #17
    “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.”
  9. #18
    “The mind is its own place, and in it self
    Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.”
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