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Positive Quotes about Minds

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

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Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

 

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Know that joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

TIME is poisonous construct of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

How does so much gossip fit in such small minds?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

TIME is yet another poisonous construct
of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

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

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

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

Well, I don't know what will happen now.
We've got some difficult days ahead.
But it doesn't matter with me now.
Because I've been to the mountaintop.
And I don't mind. Like any man,
I would like to live a long life.
Longevity has its place.
But I'm not concerned about that now.
I just want to do God's will.
And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain.
And I've looked over.
And I've seen the promised land.
I may not get there with you.
But I want you to know tonight, that we,
as a people, will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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


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