Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
If there is anything more dangerous to the life of the mind than having no independent commitment to ideas, it is having an excess of commitment to some special and constricting idea.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
Imagination is the air of mind.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to an humble and grateful mind.
Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.
Lectures on Metaphysics.
On earth there is nothing great but man; in man there is nothing great but mind.
To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.
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.
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.