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Bernard De Voto Quotes and Sayings

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The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.
- Bernard De Voto

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
- Bernard De Voto

The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless
at the exact point where it refuses to act.
- Bernard De Voto

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory;
it is one of the happiest marriages on earth,
and one of the shortest lived.
- Bernard De Voto

 

The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw,
the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart,
the day was not bad, the season has not been bad,
there is sense and even promise in going on.
- Bernard De Voto

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

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

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

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

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

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

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

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

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

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

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

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

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

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

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

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

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

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

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

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

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

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Open your mind, open your heart,
and the way to joy becomes clear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Within my mind, the sun always shines,
and the sky is always blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

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

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

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

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

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

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

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

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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