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Mind Quotes

The mind does everything, like literally everything – thinks, perceives, emotes, imagines, memorizes, reacts, reasons, feels hungry and, most of all, remains conscious when you need it! The mind is the brain and so they are one. Physically, to place your finger on the brain and say it controls all the above feelings makes more sense than saying something as ethereal as 'the mind controls it all'. More than half the world’s studies are those targeted towards understanding this one small part of our bodies. For some funny and interesting quotes, read the next section on quotes!


He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.

Lou Holtz

The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood.

Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Robert Burns

I pick my favorite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.

Rabindranath Tagore

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

Walt Disney

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.

Ayn Rand

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Once we surrender our mind to GOD completely, HE will take care of us in every way.

Hermann Hesse

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.

Napolean Hill

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.

Henry Miller

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.

Joseph Addison

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.

Looking back is a way to sharpen the focus on the things you want to change in your life. I think there's something about nostalgia that really puts a fine point on the here-and-now, and that can be incredibly fascinating and interesting and engaging for the mind.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

A teacher should have a creative mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Gautama Buddha

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

Edgar Allan Poe

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

Andrew Jackson

It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.

Marcus Aurelius

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

Leon Trotsky

Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.

Henry Ford

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Tony Blair

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.

John Maynard Keynes

A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.

Robert Frost

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.

Marcel Proust

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.

Dale Carnegie

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

William Gibson

Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.

Jimmy Butler

I always speak my mind. Whether it be something that's going on in the world, something on the basketball court, or just something I saw with somebody else that's not right.

Gautama Buddha

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

Marcel Proust

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Alice Walker

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Small minds select narrow roads; expand your mental vision and take to the broad road of helpfulness, compassion and service.

Bill Watterson

Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.

Eric Hoffer

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.

Thomas Hobbes

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

Napolean Hill

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.


Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.

Cristiano Ronaldo

I don't mind people hating me, because it pushes me.

Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Blaise Pascal

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.


In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.

Kin Hubbard

A good listener is usually thinking about something else.

Jim Morrison

Drugs are a bet with your mind

Venus Williams

In my mind, I'm always the best. If I walk out on the court (and) I think the next person is better, I've already lost.

Billy Graham

Give me five minutes with a person's checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.

Margaret Mead

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.

Michel de Montaigne

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Pearl S. Buck

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

Laurence Sterne

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Virginia Woolf

Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.

Henry James

Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

Thomas Paine

Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.

William James

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

Peter Drucker

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.

Dale Carnegie

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.

Joseph Addison

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

John Mason Brown

The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir.

Kayleigh McEnany

When you reach across the aisle and open your heart and mind, you might just find that you have more in common than you think with the guy on the other side of the fence.

Robert Kennedy

It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.

Khalil Gibran

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.

Anatole France

An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.

James Russell Lowell

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

Terri Guillemets

Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well.

Abbie Hoffman

The majority of people were always sitting in the stands. When I find people who are willing to go against the grain, who are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to change an unjust situation - that's what blows my mind out.

Lenny Kravitz

I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It's a reality.

Thomas Paine

My mind is my own church.

William Butler Yeats

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.

Khalil Gibran

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Walter Scott

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

Zig Ziglar

If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

Charles Lamb

I love to lose myself in other men's minds.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Of course I am tough, but I am smart, too. I'm more smart than tough. People watching my record and say that this guy is tough. This is not about tough; this is about mind. You think when you fight. This is about everything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.

Calvin Coolidge

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

Napolean Hill

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

Zig Ziglar

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.

Malcolm De Chazal

The mind gets distracted in all sorts of ways. The heart is its own exclusive concern and diversion.

Drew Barrymore

I really want to understand the mind so I can be more comfortable with the way people are. Being comfortable with people is incredibly important.

Leonardo da Vinci

Learning never exhausts the mind.

Gautama Buddha

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Walter Scott

If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.

George Santayana

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

Naomi Osaka

When I play my match, everything else is completely not in my mind anymore.

Adolf Hitler

I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.

Joe Rogan

I'm a huge Groucho fan. There were some great comic minds that would transfer into any generation, and Groucho is certainly one of them.

Gautama Buddha

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Albert Camus

Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds -- a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.

Marcel Proust

It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions.

Walter Winchell

No! Someday you will understand. Just save it in a box.

Garrison Keillor

Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.

William Arthur Ward

Happiness is an inside job.

Stevie Nicks

If you see somebody running down the street naked every single day, you stop looking up.

Andrew Carnegie

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

W. H. Auden

Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.

John Stuart Mill

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.