150+ Interesting Quotes About Mind and Its Power

  • A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

Joseph Addison


  • Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.

– Satchel Paige


  • A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

Benjamin Franklin


  • A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.

James Allen


  • A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

– Rabindranath Tagore


  • A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


  • A person’s mind is so powerful. We can invent, create, experience, and destroy things with thoughts alone.

– Anonymous


  • A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often.

– Oliver Herford


  • Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

– Mark Twain


  • All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called ‘Facts’. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

– Thomas Hobbes


  • All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.

– Max Planck


  • All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

– T. E. Lawrence


  • All problems are illusions of the mind.

– Eckhart Tolle


  • Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.

– Morihei Ueshiba


  • An active mind needs an outlet. If it stops by itself from within, well and good; otherwise one should not try to stop this by force.

– Sri Aurobindo


  • Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

– Moshe Arens


  • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

– Henry Ford


  • As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.

– Martin Luther King


  • As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude, I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you!

– Victoria Osteen


  • As you think, so shall you become.

– Bruce Lee


  • Believe in yourself, not only in swimming, but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you’re not enjoying it, don’t do it. Life’s too short.

– Debbie Meyer


  • Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.

– Dalai Lama


  • Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes.

– Simon Sinek


  • Constant attention wears the active mind, Blots out our powers, and leaves a blank behind.

– Charles Churchill


  • Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.

– Anna Freud


  • Curiosity is the lust of the mind.

– Thomas Hobbes


  • Dispositions of the mind, like limbs of the body, acquire strength by exercise.

– Thomas Jefferson


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

– Buddha


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

– Buddha


  • Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.

– Paulo Coelho


  • Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

– Roy T. Bennett


  • Don’t change your mind just because people are offended; change your mind if you’re wrong.

– Criss Jami


  • Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.

– Mary Kay Ash


  • Dreams are small parts of our reality recorded in the unconscious mind.

– Sigmund Freud


  • Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!

-Marcus Garvey


  • Empires will fall–dynasties fade away; but the mind of man will survive the destruction of all inanimate matter–its destiny is eternal.

– Edward Counsel


  • Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.

– Dale Carnegie


  • For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Freedom of mind is the real freedom.  A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one’s existence.

– Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar


  • Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

– Mencius


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

– Dr.A. P. J. Abdulkalam


  • Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

– Eleanor Roosevelt


  • Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

-Washington Irving


  • Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

– Theodore Roosevelt


  • Happiness is something we reap from the seeds we sow. Plant misery seeds and that us what you reap.

– Stephen Richards


  • How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.

– David Joseph Schwartz


  • I have prioritized taking care of my mind, having fun, and doing things that make me laugh. And eating well – as in, really good food, like steak or pasta or fresh vegetables or an amazing dessert. You know, ‘treat yourself.’

– Phillipa Soo


  • I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.  This is 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.

– Leonardo da Vinci


  • I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

– Vincent Van Gogh


  • I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

– Mahatma Gandhi


  • If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.

– Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam


  • If you hate a person, you have something in him that is part of yourself.  What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.

– Sigmund Freud


  • If you have a strong mind and plant in it a firm resolve, you can change your destiny.

– Paramahansa Yogananda


  • If you think you can then you can.

– Stephen Richards 


  • If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.

– Peter McWilliams


  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

– Albert Einstein


  • In a disturbed mind, as in a body in the same state, health cannot exist.

– Marcus Tullius Cicero


  • In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds.

– Jacque Fresco


  • In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

– Laurence Sterne


  • It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways.

– Buddha


  • It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.

– Rene Descartes


  • It is the hopeful, buoyant, cheerful attitude of mind that wins. Optimism is a success builder; pessimism an achievement killer.

– Orison Swett Marden


  • It’s a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way.

– Christopher Morley


  • It’s the beautiful minds of this world that win over beautiful faces. They win hearts by winning minds.

– Anna Karina


  • Just as dogs love to chew bones, the mind loves to get its teeth into problems. That’s why it does crossword puzzles and builds atom bombs.

– Eckhart Tolle


  • Just as iron which is not used grows rusty, and water putrefies and freezes in the cold, so the mind of which no use is made is spoils.

– Leonardo Da Vinci


  • Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

– Buddha


  • Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.

– Stephen Hawking


  • Learning never exhausts the mind.

– Leonardo da Vinci


  • Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca


  • Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!

– Bob Marley


  • Little minds have little worries; big minds have no time for worries.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild.

– James Allen


  • Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.

– Deepak Chopra


  • Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.

– Thomas Fuller


  • Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right.

– Stephen Richards


  • Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.

– Thomas Dewar


  • Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.

– Rabindranath Tagore


  • Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills.

– Radhanath Swami


  • Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

– Plato


  • My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.

– Samuel Johnson


  • Nature is neither pleasant nor painful. It is all intelligence and beauty. Pain and pleasure are in the mind.

– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


  • No sanction can stand against ignited minds.

– Dr.A. P. J. Abdulkalam


  • Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

– Thomas Jefferson


  • Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

– Benjamin Disraeli


  • Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.

– John Adams


  • One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.

– James Humes


  • Our aim may be as high as the endless sky, but we should have a resolve in our minds to walk ahead, hand-in-hand, for victory will be ours.

– Atal Bihari Vajpayee


  • Our life is the creation of our mind.

– Buddha


  • Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes.

– Stephen Richards


  • Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

– Albert Einstein


  • Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.

– Jawaharlal Nehru


  • Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions.

– Mark Richardson


  • People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument.

– Will Rogers


  • Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

– George Bernard Shaw


  • Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

– Swami Sivananda


  • Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about.

– Stephen Richards 


  • Sleeping is like meditation: it’s good to rest the body but also to shut the mind down for a bit.

– Anthony Joshua


  • Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension.

– Sri Chinmoy


  • Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind.

– Dean Koontz


  • Strong minds suffer without complaining; weak minds complain without suffering.

– Lettie Cowman


  • Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it.

Stephen Richards


  • Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

– Edmund Burke


  • Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

– William Shakespeare

  • Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content, the quiet mind is richer than a crown…

– Robert Greene


  • The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.

– Jawaharlal Nehru


  • The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

– Napoleon Bonaparte


  • The discontent and frustration that you feel is entirely your own creation.

– Stephen Richards 


  • The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

– St. Jerome


  • The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.

– Rene Descartes


  • The heavens and the earth may be captured by the mind’s eye.

– Buddha


  • The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

– Sigmund Freud


  • The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.

– Malcolm X


  • The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.

– Thich Nhat Hanh


  • The mind is everything. What you think you become.

– Buddha


  • The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.

– John Milton


  • The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

– Sigmund Freud


  • The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

– Plutarch


  • The mind is not only the hardest, but often the last part of the human anatomy that one can tell to keep quiet.

– Wick Fisher


  • The mind is nothing less than a garden of inestimable value which man should strive to cultivate.

– William Scott Downey


  • The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger


  • The mind is the main instrument to gain enlightenment, but enlightenment is only reached when the mind stops. Q: How can we stop the mind? A: Not hitting it with a hammer. Stop the mind by the mind.

– Baba Hari Dass


  • The mind is the pilot. We think of things before the body does them.

– Walt Disney


  • The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.

– Bodhidharma


  • The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

– Albert Einstein


  • The only thing greater than the power of the mind is the courage of the heart.

– John Nash


  • The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.

– Stephen Richards


  • The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.

– Carl Jung


  • The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.

– John Ruskin


  • The scientific attitude of mind involves a sweeping away of all other desires in the interest of the desire to know.

– Bertrand Russell


  • The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.

– Charles R. Swindoll


  • The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.

– Friedrich Nietzsche


  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald


  • The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.

– Stephen Richards


  • There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.

– Ronald Reagan


  • There are quiet places also in the mind…. But we build bandstand and factories on them. Deliberately–to put a stop to the quietness.

– Aldous Huxley


  • There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.

– Swami Vivekananda


  • There is nothing as disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.

– Buddha


  • Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

– Napoleon Hill


  • Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.

Swami Vivekananda


  • To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

– Theodore Roosevelt


  • To enjoy good health; to bring true happiness to one’s family; to bring peace to all; one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

– Buddha


  • To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

– Lao Tzu


  • To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

– Khalil Gibran


  • Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


  • Unexpressed emotions will never die.  They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.

– Sigmund Freud


  • Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

– Norman Vincent Peale


  • We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.

-Kevin Kelly


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

– Buddha


  • We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.

– Joko Beck


  • Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach


  • Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

– Earl Nightingale


  • When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.

– James A. Forbes


  • When we give up the chase, we give up our wishing.

– Stephen Richards 


  • When you become the master of your mind, you are master of everything.

– Swami Satchidananda


  • Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the brain will decay with the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, for these also will vanish with death.

– Ramana Maharshi


  • You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

– Mahatma Gandhi


  • You can, when you choose, sharpen the pencil of your mind to a very fine point. Specialize, my boy, specialize.

– Samuel Hopkins Adams


  • You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.

– Joyce Meyer


  • You get to know how strong you are when you get to your weakest point. .

– Sigmund Freud


  • You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

– Marcus Aurelius


  • You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.

– George Michael


  • Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.

– William S. Burroughs


  • Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

– Samuel Ullman



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