A sound mind in a sound body is a thing to be prayed for.
The most effective way I know to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement or philosophy or creed. It focused on what you want to be (character) and to do (contributions and achievements) and on the values or principles upon which being and doing are based.
Lo! the poor Indian! whose untutor'd mind
Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind;
His soul proud Science never taught to stray
Far as the solar walk or milky way.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise and rudely great...
He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest;
In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer;
Born to die, and reasoning but to err.
Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.
Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
The gentle mind by gentle deeds is known,
For a man by nothing is so well betrayed
As by his manners.
The boldness of his mind was sheathed in a scabbard of politeness.
The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd
An open mind is all very well in its way, but it ought not to be so open that there is no keeping anything in or out of it.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Our mind is the most valuable possession that we have. The quality of our lives is, and will be, a reflection of how well we develop, train, and utilize this precious gift.
Thinking is the hardest work we do.
Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. If you say, "I can't afford it," your subconscious mind works to make it true. Select a better thought. Decree, "I'll buy it. I accept it in my mind."
What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to a humble and grateful mind.
In years that bring the philosophic mind.
Where the statue stood Of Newton, with his prism and silent face, The marble index of a mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought alone.
No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recess of another mind.
Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
My mind is not a bed to be made and remade.
For those whom God to ruin has design'd, He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.
Thou tyrant, tyrant Jealousy, Thou tyrant of the mind!
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