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The mind is not a vessel to be filled
by Plutarch

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

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Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
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To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

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Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

 

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer,
in my mind I am free.
- Stephen Hawking

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Within my mind, the sun always shines,
and the sky is always blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

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.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Open your mind, open your heart,
and the way to joy becomes clear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

My Mind Sparks; My Soul Sparkles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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