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Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.
Curiosity is a lust of the mind.
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
The heart of a statesman should be in his head.
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
Of course, he seems to have quite a mind of his own and that is probably where he is weakest.
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present.
The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
Then comes Winston with his hundred horsepower mind and what can I do?
We know the human brain is a device to keep the ears from grating on one another.
One man who has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
When the mind is thinking, it is talking to itself.
I am not absent-minded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.
Our unconsciousness is like a vast subterranean factory with intricate machinery that is never idle, where work goes on day and night from the time we are born until the moment of our death.
Only an incompetent mind is content to express itself incompetently.
A great many open minds should be closed for repairs.
If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
The perversion of the mind is only possible when those who should be heard in its defence are silent.
Our minds are lazier than our bodies.
Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.
What we think and feel and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and our viscera.
The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized as the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and of humanity.
Discipline does not mean suppression and control, nor is it adjustment to a pattern or ideology. It means a mind that sees 'what is' and learns from 'what was'.
That which enters the mind through reason can be corrected. That which is admitted through faith, hardly ever.


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