Heavens! what thick darkness pervades the minds of men. [Lat., Pro superi! quantum mortalia pectora caecae, Noctis habent.]
A mind conscious of right laughs at the falsehoods of rumour. [Lat., Conscia mens recti famae mendacia risit.]
The mind alone can not be exiled. [Lat., Mens sola loco non exulat.]
The sick mind can not bear anything harsh. [Lat., Mensque pati durum sustinet aegra nihil.]
She ransacked her mind but there was nothing in it.
Mankind are in the end always governed by superiority of intellectual faculties, and none are more sensible of this than the military profession. When, on my return from Italy, I assumed the dress of the Institute, and associated with men of science, I knew what I was doing: I was sure of not being misunderstood by the lowest drummer boy in the army.
The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
The social states of human kinds Are made by multitudes of minds, And after multitudes of years A little human growth appears Worth having, even to the soul Who sees most plain it's not the whole.
No barriers, no masses of matter, however enormous, can withstand the powers of the mind the remotest corners yield to them; all things succumb, the very heaven itself is laid open. [Lat., Rationi nulla resistunt. Claustra nec immense moles, ceduntque recessus: Omnia succumbunt, ipsum est penetrabile coelum.]
The conformation of his mind was such, that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.
We plainly perceive that the mind strengthens and decays with the body. [Lat., Cum corpore ut una Crescere sentimus pariterque senescere mentem.]
How wretched are the minds of men, and how blind their understandings. [Lat., O miseras hominum menteis! oh, pectora caeca!]
The shadows of the mind are like those of the body. In the morning of life they all lie behind us; at noon we trample them under foot; and in the evening they stretch long, broad, and deepening before us.
Nobody, I believe, will deny, that we are to form our judgment of the true nature of the human mind, not from sloth and stupidity of the most degenerate and vilest of men, but from the sentiments and fervent desires of the best and wisest of the species.
Gravity is a mystery of the body invented to conceal the defects of the mind. [Fr., La gravite est un mystere du corps invente pour cacher les defauts de l'esprit.]
Minds of moderate calibre ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.
Great minds lower, instead of elevate, those who do not know how to support them.
A lofty mind always thinks nobly, it easily creates vivid, agreeable, and natural fancies, places them in their best light, clothes them with all appropriate adornments, studies others' tastes, and clears away from its own thoughts all that is useless and disagreeable.
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