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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Awake at Last

Awake at last; what shall I do?

'Let the mind be enlarged…to the grandeur of the mysteries, and not the mysteries contracted to the narrowness of the mind.’
Francis Bacon

‘To be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is to apply it.’
René Descartes

‘Nurture your mind with great thoughts.’
Benjamin Disraeli

‘What a man’s mind can create, man
’s character can control.’
Thomas Alva Edison

‘Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.’
William Hazlitt

‘A mind stretched to a new idea never regains its original dimension.’
Oliver Wendell Holmes

‘The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.’
Dee Hock

‘The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.’
Carl Gustav Jung

Clear your mind of can’t.’
Samuel Johnson

‘The only means of strengthening one’s intellect is to make up one’s mind about nothing—to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. Not a select party.’
John Keats

‘The mind is its own place, and, in itself, can make heaven of Hell and a hell of Heaven.’
John Milton

The mind ought to sometimes be diverted that it may return the better to thinking.’

'The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.’

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.’
Eleanor Roosevelt

‘The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.’

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