quotes tagged with 'mind', page 3
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: The Jefferson Memorial
I have sworn upon the alter of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Author: Science of Identity Foundation - Tusta Krishna das, Source: http://www.geocities.com/reinkarnacija/homosexuality.htm
On a larger scale, we can understand that behind the creation of the universe there exists a will. Due to the existence of this will, the universe has been created, and is being controlled and maintained in an organized and harmonious fashion.
Author: Nicholas Carr, Source: http%3A//www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google
"We are how we read." Wolf worries that the style of reading promoted by the Net, a style that puts "efficiency" and "immediacy" above all else, may be weakening our capacity for the kind of deep reading that emerged when an earlier technology, the printing press, made long and complex works of prose commonplace. When we read online, she says, we tend to become "mere decoders of information." Our ability to interpret text, to make the rich mental connections that form when we read deeply and without distraction, remains largely disengaged.
"In selecting a companion for life and for eternity," said President Spencer W. Kimball, "certainly the most careful planning and thinking and praying and fasting should be done to be sure that, of all the decisions, this one must not be wrong. In true marriage there must be a union of minds as well as of hearts. Emotions must not wholly determine decisions, but the mind and the heart, strengthened by fasting and prayer and serious consideration, will give one a maximum chance of marital happiness"Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.byui.edu/Presentations/Transcripts/Devotionals/2002...
Christmas means giving—and “the gift without the giver is bare.” Giving of self; giving of substance; giving of heart and mind and strength in assisting those in need and in spreading the cause of His eternal truth—these are of the very essence of the true spirit of Christmas.Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?, Ensig...
YOUR MIND IS THE ONLY THING YOU CONTROL EXCLUSIVELY. DON’T GIVE IT AWAY TOO FREELY THROUGH USELESS ARGUMENTS.Author: Napoleon Hill, Source: Thought for the Day - April 10, 2008
You may spend your time and your energy-both physical and mental-in pursuits that yield the greatest return on your investment, or you may fritter it away on activities that will never bear fruit. Since your mind is entirely your own domain, you may choose to use it to constructive ends, or you can waste mind power-and time-on useless arguments that go nowhere. There is a vast difference between a spirited intellectual debate and a petty argument. When you discuss concepts, your own knowledge is expanded through the interaction with another thinking person. When you allow yourself to be dragged into arguments about insignificant things, the result will be a dulling of both the mind and the spirit.
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.Author: Victor Hugo , Source: unknown
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=11954
Now, be faithful, be true, go forward, be ambitious. Don't short-circuit yourself. Don't stop now. Keep growing. Keep going. Educate your minds and your spirits and never lose sight of the fact that you are a child of God with a divine destiny and capability of doing great and good and wonderful things. Don't sell yourselves short. Don't cheapen yourselves. You know who you are. Each of you knows that you are a child of God and that your Heavenly Father expects something great and noble and good of you.Author: President Hinckley, Source: Dedication of the Gordon B. Hinckley Building, 22 October 2002...
Because the Savior knows all things (see 1 Ne. 9:6; Abr. 3:19), He can give us greater light and understanding than is possible to attain on our own (see Moro. 7:15–18; D&C 88:6–13; John 1:9). The Savior’s words can enlarge our souls, expand our minds, and enlighten our understanding (see Alma 32:28, 34). What could be more enlightening than to be firm, steadfast, and free?Author: W. Jeffrey Marsh, Source: Remember How Merciful the Lord Hath Been,Ensign, Apr 2000, 18