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Motivational Minds Quotes

May these quotes about Minds inspire and motivate you.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving


 

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein


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Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Know that joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

TIME is poisonous construct of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How does so much gossip fit in such small minds?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

TIME is yet another poisonous construct
of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Within my mind, the sun always shines,
and the sky is always blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer,
in my mind I am free.
- Stephen Hawking

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey


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