Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
Your legs and breast bristle with shaggy hair but your mind, Pannicus, shows no signs of manliness
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
Death is a stopping of impressions through the senses, and of the pulling of the cords of motion, and of the ways of thought, and of service to the flesh.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
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