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Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

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One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

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A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage
which in the past has been brought to public life
is not as likely to insist upon or regard
that quality in its chosen leaders today -
and in fact we have forgotten.
- John F. Kennedy

Anyone who can worship a trinity
and insist that his religion is a monotheism
can believe anything.
- Robert A Heinlein

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

 

If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

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

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

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

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

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

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
- Charlotte Bronte

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

Happiness is a state of mind.
- Anonymous

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

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

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

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

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

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

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

Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

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

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

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


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