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Minds are like parachutes.
by James Dewar

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

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Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Know that joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

TIME is poisonous construct of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

How does so much gossip fit in such small minds?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

The feminist movement has helped open minds and kitchens
to the notion that men can be at home on the range.
- Rene Veaux

The best minds are not in government.
If any were, business would steal them away.
- Ronald Reagan

TIME is yet another poisonous construct
of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought
of giving government the power to control men's minds.
- Thurgood Marshall

Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted
by the change of their food,
and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
- Lord Chesterfield

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement.
It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated
excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.
- Taylor Caldwell

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is
the reason so many good minds are idle.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Most of our obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them, we should make up
our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden

Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls,
emulation.
- Henry Fielding

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
- Plato

Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it.
Since all our knowledge is essentially banal,
it can only be of value to minds that are not.
- Raoul Vaneigem

No publication is a staple of life.
It's not bread and water.
You have to make it noteworthy in people's minds and
even in their hands as they're holding it.
- Timothy White

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength
of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires
of those who dwell there.
- Everett Dirksen

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

There are no chaste minds.
Minds copulate wherever they meet.
- Eric Hoffer

To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass,
is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
- Thomas Carlyle

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power,
but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
- Jean Rostand

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,
but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
- Francis Bacon

The Rubicons which women must cross,
the sex barriers which they must breach,
are ultimately those that exist in their own minds.
- Freda Adler

It is a struggle for the minds of the people...
No cause justifies recourse to terrorism.
- Manmohan Singh

Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess,
that itself will need reforming.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
- Edmund Burke

To different minds, the same world is a hell,
and a heaven.
- J. B. Priestley

The introduction of many minds into many fields of
learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility,
if not the unity, of knowledge.
- Edward Levi

Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized.
- Benjamin Haydon

Communism feeds on aggression, hatred,
and the imprisonment of men's minds and souls.
This shall not take root in the United States.
- Emanuel Celler

I want people who will stand up to me.
People who are not afraid to say exactly what's on their minds,
even though that's probably not what I want to hear.
That's what I want.
- Henry Kravis

I never think of myself as an icon.
What is in other people's minds is not in my mind.
I just do my thing.
- Audrey Hepburn

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty
so intimately in their minds,
that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The kids are not brought up to have minds of their own as individuals.
- Ralph Steadman

America may be slow to rise to a challenge.
But our history has shown that once we make up our
minds to really do something,
nothing can stand in our way.
- Carrie P. Meek

So this is America.
They must be out of their minds.
- Ringo Starr

Television could perform a great service in mass education,
but there's no indication its sponsors have anything
like this on their minds.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with
carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.
- Fred Allen

It seems people are more willing to let other people
control their minds now and recreational drug use doesn't
seem to have that same renegade sense of adventure that it once did.
- Marc Maron

There is a vast world of work out there in this country,
where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone -
many of whom are bored out of their minds.
All day long.
- Richard Nelson Bolles

The incorrectness and weaknesses of a theory cause
other minds to formulate the problems more exactly
and in this way scientific progress is made.
- Robert Barany


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