No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
He saw a lawyer killing a viper On a dunghill hard, by his own stable And the devil smiled, for it put him in mind Of Cain and his brother, Abel.
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.
Shakespeare knew the human mind, and its most minute and intimate workings, and he never introduces a word, or a thought, in vain or out of place; if we do not understand him, it is our own fault
The truth is, a great mind must be androgynous.
The primary Imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM.
Experience informs us that the first defence of weak minds is to recriminate.
Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
I am never very forward in offering spiritual consolation to any one in distress or disease. I believe that such resources, to be of any service, must be self-evolved in the first instance. I am something of the Quaker's mind in this, and am inclined to wait for the spirit.
The best part of human language, properly so called, is derived from reflection on the acts of the mind itself.
Milton had a highly imaginative, Cowley a very fanciful mind.
But metre itself implies a passion, i.e. a state of excitement, both in the Poet's mind