Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one's head.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
It is discouraging to try and penetrate a mind like yours. You ought to get it out and dance on it. That would take some of the rigidity out of it.
From his cradle to his grave a man never does a single thing which has any first and foremost object but one -- to secure peace of mind, spiritual comfort, for himself.
The partitions of the houses were so thin we could hear the women occupants of adjoining rooms changing their minds.
The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active . . .
A man's private thought can never be a lie what he thinks, is to him the truth, always
To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself... Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.
I hain't ever seen her since that time that I see her go out of that door no, I hain't ever seen her since, but I reckon I've thought of her a many and a many a million times, and of her saying she would pray for me and if ever I'd a thought it would do any good for me to pray for HER, blamed if I wouldn't a done it or bust.
A most moving and pulse-stirring honor - the heartfelt grope of the hand, and the welcome that does not descend from the pale, gray matter of the brain but rushes up with the red blood of the heart
When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.
There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought --a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering for
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Man is the only creature who has a nasty mind.
The waves most washed me off the raft sometimes, but I hadn't any clothes on, and didn't mind.
What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, Blessed is the man who has found his work Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work--not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really
Troubles are only mental it is the mind that manufactures them, and the mind can gorge them, banish them, abolish them
I found out that I was a Christian for revenue only and I could not bear the thought of that, it was so ignoble
Old habit of mind is one of the toughest things to get away from in the world. It transmits itself like physical form and feature . . .
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