To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.
I know you can do anything you put your mind to and the exterior doesn't matter.
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
I always knew that we were going to be successful and accomplish and succeed at our dreams. There was never a doubt in my mind. When we were recording 'Appetite For Destruction', we all knew.
Consciousness, when it's unburdened by the body, is something that's ecstatic; we use the mind to watch the mind, and that's the meta-nature of our consciousness; we know that we know that we know, and that's such a delicious feeling, but when it's unburdened by biology and entropy, it becomes more than delicious: it becomes magical.
The open street, like the open sea, is an inviting thing to the mind of man. It is one of the few places where all may meet as equals under sun or rain; but only a John Bunyan could adequately portray the danger of the cities with their pitfalls for the young unguarded feet.
We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap.
It's about not going to the well all the time. The body has limits. The mind has limits, too.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
Mind – quotes and aphorisms
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.
When the mind is empty, silent, when it is in a state of complete negation — which is not blankness, nor the opposite of being positive, but a totally different state in which all thought has ceased — only then is it possible for that which is unnameable to come into being.
For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
I don't mind playing someone's girlfriend or wife if I have something to say, if I bring something to the picture, if I can be strong and powerful and say smart things. If not, then it's just boring.
I think everyone has dreams, and it's just how you go about pursuing that. And I think anybody can do anything that they set their mind to. So if you set your mind to do something, and you exhaust every opportunity, I think you're going to get there.
Nature, philosophy and social issues are the three things that always occupy my mind. You do not have any power over others but can only change yourself.
Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.