quotes tagged with 'mind'

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
Author: Albert Einstein, Source: Letter to Morris Raphael Cohen, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of the City of New York, defending the appointment of Bertrand Russell to a teaching position (March 19, 1940). Saved by Doc in greatness spirit mind courage honesty prejudice thinking powerofone nonconformity 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
Author: Albert Einstein, Source: Letter to Morris Raphael Cohen, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of the City of New York, defending the appointment of Bertrand Russell to a teaching position (March 19, 1940). Saved by bluesfreak in greatness spirit mind courage honesty prejudice thinking powerofone nonconformity 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruits of experience and not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities, which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the Hero and that statesman.
Author: Abagail Adams, Source: Letter to her husband, John Quincy (during the trying infant years of our nation)Saved by mlsscaress in virtue character mind wisdom heart difficulties leisuree 11 years ago[edit] [permalink]
These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruits of experience and not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities, which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the Hero and that statesman.
Author: Abagail Adams, Source: Letter to her husband, John Quincy (during the trying infant years of our nation)Saved by mlsscaress in virtue character mind wisdom heart difficulties leisuree 11 years ago[edit] [permalink]

Be responsive to the counsel of the prophets, seers, and revelators who will help you to reach true self-mastery. Be responsive to the promptings of the Spirit. The Spirit will influence your conscience and help you to refine yourself by working on the little tasks of self-control--like controlling your thoughts, words, and actions, which leads to self-control of your whole self, of mind, body, and spirit. Remember, anger is only one letter short of danger.


Your choices are the mirror of your self-control. They will lead you to your eternal destination if they are made with divine direction and control. Stay morally clean. Keep a clean mind and heart. Your thoughts will determine your actions. Control your thoughts. Don't submit yourself to temptation. Aristotle said, "For what it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do."


Control wisely and select carefully what you will invite via a mouse click or remote control into your home, your dormitory, or your office. Select reading material, movies, TV shows, and any other form of entertainment that bring good, uplifting thoughts rather than unwholesome desires.

Author: DIETER F. UCHTDORF, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=4534&x=59&y=4Saved by mlsscaress in control media spirit body mind listen selfmastery temptation thoughts selfcontrol holy promptings uplifting ghost determine 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Not all lessons will be learned in the classroom. The most important ones will be learned as you are on your knees. Some will distill in your mind and heart as you seek to use this experience as one of establishing the right balance in your life. Here you will set the priorities of life. Will they be primarily material or spiritual? Do they continue to center on service, or are they drifting toward selfishness?

Author: RICHARD G. SCOTT , Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=7055Saved by mlsscaress in priorities selfish mind heart service prayer balance spiritual distill material 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

One of the most powerful sources of personal development will come through the urgent prayers you offer in faith for a foundation of righteousness. You will learn much as feelings distill in your mind and heart. Avoid prayers that appear to be a set of instructions to the Lord--do this, bless that, change this, help me with that. Rather, be a compliant student to the Ultimate Teacher. He wants you to succeed even more than you do yourself.


This is a time to set your course for life, a time to establish fundamental priorities. One of the challenges of your learning experience here is to be able to differentiate among the smorgasbord of good and bad things that can be done and to select those that are righteous and truly essential.

Author: RICHARD G. SCOTT , Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=7055Saved by mlsscaress in righteous mind heart learning focus prayer feelings essential select 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In the meantime, do not wait for someone else to make your life complete. Stop second-guessing yourself and wondering if you are defective. Instead, seek to reach your potential as a child of God. Seek learning. Become engaged in a meaningful career, and seek fulfillment in service to others. Use your time, your talents, and your resources to improve yourself and bless those around you. All of this is part of your preparation for having a family. Immerse yourself in your ward or branch and seek to magnify your callings, no matter what they may be.


The great purpose of this mortal existence is to learn to fully love our Heavenly Father and our neighbor as ourselves. If we do this with all our might, mind, and strength, our eternal destiny will be glorious and grand beyond our capacity to imagine. Be faithful, and things will work out for you. That is His eternal promise to all who love and honor Him.

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=81e3f5...Saved by mlsscaress in preparation strength mind magnify love love service promise honor family improve might immerse 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is important not to judge ourselves by what we think we know of our own potential. We should trust the Lord and what He can do with our dedicated heart and willing mind.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11954Saved by richardkmiller in potential trust mind heart willing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is important not to judge ourselves by what we think we know of our own potential. We should trust the Lord and what He can do with our dedicated heart and willing mind.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11954Saved by mlsscaress in potential trust mind heart confidence willing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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