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As the firefly only shines when on the wing, so it is with the human mind - when at rest, it darkens.

As the mind must govern the hands, so in every society the man of intelligence must direct the man of labor.

As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without culture, so the mind, without cultivation, can never produce good fruit.

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

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

Don't despair of a student if he has one clear idea.

Few minds wear out; more rust out.

Frivolous curiosity about trifles, and laborious attention to little objects, which neither require nor deserve a moment's thought, lower a man, who from thence is thought, and not unjustly, incapable of greater matters.

God is Mind, and God is infinite; hence all is Mind.

Hard, rugged, and dull natures of youth acquit themselves afterward the jewels of the country, and therefore their dulness at first is to be borne with, if they be diligent. That school­master deserves to be beaten himself who beats nature in a boy for a fault. And I question whether all the whipping in the world can make their parts, which are naturally sluggish, rise one minute before the hour nature hath appointed.

He that has no resources of mind, is more to be pitied than he who is in want of necessaries for the body; to be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others, bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.

He who cannot contract the sight of his mind, as well as dilate it, wants a great talent in life.

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

I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.

If thou desirest ease, in the first place take care of the ease of thy mind; for that will make all other sufferings easy. But nothing can support a man whose mind is wounded.

If we work marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.


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