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Our minds are like certain vehicles,--when they have little to carry they make much noise about it, but when heavily loaded they run quietly.
      - Elihu Buritt

It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free; their passions forge their fetters.
      - Edmund Burke

The more accurately we search into the human mind, the stronger traces we everywhere find of His wisdom who made it.
      - Edmund Burke

The march of the human mind is slow.
      - Edmund Burke,
        Speech on the Conciliation of America

Such as take lodgings in a head
  That's to be let unfurnished.
      - Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras
         (pt. I, canto I, l. 161)

My mind to me a kingdom is;
  Such perfect joy therein I find,
    That it excels all other bliss
      That God or Nature hath assign'd,
        Though much I want that most would have,
          Yet still my mind forbids to crave.
      - William Byrd (Bird)

My minde to me a kingdome is,
  Such perfect joy therein I finde
    As farre exceeds all earthly blisse
      That God or Nature hath assignde
        Though much I want that most would have
          Yet still my minde forbids to crave.
      - William Byrd (Bird),
        his rendering of Dyer's verse when he set it to music

I love my neighbor as myself,
  Myself like him too, by his leave,
    Nor to his pleasure, power or pelf
      Came I to crouch, as I conceive.
        Dame Nature doubtless has designed
          A man the monarch of his mind.
      - John Byrom, Careless Content

When Bishop Berkeley said "there was no matter."
  And proved it--'t was no matter what he said.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Don Juan (canto XI, st. 1),
        an allusion to a dissertation by Berkeley on Mind and Matter found in note by Hawkesworth

'Tis strange the mind, that very fiery particle,
  Should let itself be snuff'd out by an article.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Don Juan (canto XI, st. 60)

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
      - 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope

Constant attention wears the active mind,
  Blots out our pow'rs, and leaves a blank behind.
      - Charles Churchill, Epistle to Hogarth
         (l. 647)

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food is to the body.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

The cultivation of the mind is a kind of food supplied for the soul of man.
  [Lat., Animi cultus quasi quidam humanitatis cibus.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (V, 19)

The forehead is the gate of the mind.
  [Lat., Frons est animi janua.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Oratio De Provinciis Consularibus (XI)

The diseases of the mind are more and more destructive than those of the body.
  [Lat., Morbi perniciores pluresque animi quam corporis.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 3)

In a disturbed mind, as in a body in the same state, health can not exist.
  [Lat., In animo perturbato, sicut in corpore, sanitas esse non potest.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 4)

He that has no resources of mind, is more to be pitied than he who is in want of necessaries for the body; and to be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others, bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

My body certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough.
      - Noel Coward

Absence of occupation is not rest,
  A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.
      - William Cowper, Retirement (l. 623)

His mind his kingdom, and his will his law.
      - William Cowper, Truth (l. 405)

How fleet is a glance of the mind!
  Compared with the speed of its flight,
    The tempest itself lags behind,
      And the swift-winged arrows of light.
      - William Cowper,
        Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk

Nature's first great title--mind.
      - George Croly, Pericles and Aspasia

As that the walls worn thin, permit the mind
  To look out through, and his Frailty find.
      - Samuel Daniel, History of the Civil War
         (bk. IV, st. 84)

Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins.
      - Scrope Davies, Letter to Thomas Raikes

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