When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Praise is so pleasing to the mind of man that it is the original of almost all of our actions
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.
The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain, or the dread of pain
It is man's own fault, it is from want of use, if his mind grows torpid in old age.
A man might write such stuff for ever, if he would abandon his mind to it.
With these celestial Wisdom calms the mind, And makes the happiness she does not find.
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
A desire for knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being, whose mind is not debauched, will be willing to give all he has to get knowledge.
The Churchyard abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind, and with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo.
There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.