The intellectual faculty is a goodly field, capable of great improvement, and it is the worst husbandry in the world to sow it with trifles and impertinences.
A noble mind disdains to hide his head, And let his foes triumph in his overthrow.
Vain, very vain, my weary search to find That bliss which only centers in the mind.
A mind, once formed, is never suited after, One yet in growth will ever grateful be. [Ger., Wer fertig ist, dem ist nichts recht zu machen, Ein Werdender wird immer dankbar sein.]
It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body.
Nothing can be so quick and sudden as the operations of the mind, especially when hope, or fear, or jealousy, to which the other two are but journeymen, set it to work.
A great mind is a good sailor, as a great heart is.
The human mind has first to construct forms, independently, before we can find them in things.
There is nothing so elastic as the human mind. Like imprisoned steam, the more it is pressed the more it rises to resist the pressure. The more we are obliged to do, the more we are able to accomplish.
God is Mind, and God is all; hence all is Mind.
My mynde to me a kingdome is, Such preasent joyes therein I fynde That it excells all other blisse That earth afforde or growes by kynde Though muche I wante which moste would have Yet still my mynde forbiddes to crave.
Small rooms or dwellings set the mind in the right path, large ones cause it to go astray.
Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins.
As that the walls worn thin, permit the mind To look out through, and his Frailty find.
Nature's first great title--mind.
How fleet is a glance of the mind! Compared with the speed of its flight, The tempest itself lags behind, And the swift-winged arrows of light.
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