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'Tis pity bounty had not eyes behind,
  That man might ne'er be wretched for his mind.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of Timon of Athens
         (Flavius at I, ii)

Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor,
  For 'tis the mind that make the body rich;
    And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds
      So honor peereth in the meanest habit.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Taming of the Shrew
         (Petruchio at IV, iii)

Now the melancholy god protect thee, and the tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is a very opal.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Twelfth Night, or, What You Will
         (Clown at II, iv)

An improper mind is a perpetual feast.
      - Logan Pearsall Smith

Not body enough to cover his mind decently with; his intellect is improperly exposed.
      - Sydney Smith, Lady Holland's Memoir
         (vol. I, p. 258)

As sight is in the eye, so is the mind in the soul!
      - Sophocles

My mind to me an empire is.
      - Robert Southwell

I feel no care of coin;
  Well-doing is my wealth;
    My mind to me an empire is,
      While grace affordeth health.
      - Robert Southwell,
        Content and Rich (Look Home)

Man's mind a mirror is of heavenly sights,
  A brief wherein all marvels summed lie,
    Of fairest forms and sweetest shapes the store,
      Most graceful all, yet thought may grace them more.
      - Robert Southwell,
        Content and Rich (Look Home)

It is the mind that maketh good or ill,
  That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
      - Edmund Spenser

The mind has a certain vegetative power, which cannot be wholly idle. If it is not laid out and cultivated into a beautiful garden, it will of itself shoot up in weeds or flowers of a wild growth.
      - Sir Richard Steele

Sublime is the dominion of the mind over the body, that for a time, can make flesh and nerve impregnable, and string the sinews like steel, so that the weak become so mighty.
      - Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe

The mind wears the colors of the soul, as a valet those of his master.
      - Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine (Soimonoff)

The very might of the human intellect reveals its limits.
      - Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine (Soimonoff)

The garden of the mind.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson

A flower more sacred than far-seen success
  Perfumes my solitary path; I find
    Sweet compensation in my humbleness,
      And reap the harvest of a quiet mind.
      - John Townsend Trowbridge, Twoscore and Ten
         (st. 28)

Sound intelligence promises victory in every battle.
      - Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi)

The greatest tragedy that can befall a person is the atrophy of his mind.
      - Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi)

The blessing of an active mind, when it is in a good condition, is, that it not only employs itself, but is almost sure to be the means of giving wholesome employment to others.
      - Unknown

A mind conscious of its own rectitude.
  [Lat., Mens sibi conscia recti.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (I, 604)

Mind moves matter.
  [Lat., Mens agitat molem.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (VI, 727)

The mind of man is ignorant of fate and future destiny, and can not keep within due bounds when elated by prosperity.
  [Lat., Nescia mens hominum fati sortisque futurae,
    Et servare modum, rebus sublata secundis.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (X, 501)

The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd,
  Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made.
      - Edmund Waller,
        Verses upon his Divine Poesy

He that has treasures of his own
  May leave the cottage or the throne,
    May quit the globe, and dwell alone
      Within his spacious mind.
      - Isaac Watts

Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are alternately answered.
      - Daniel Webster,
        Address at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument

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