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Edward Fairfax Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edward Fairfax

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Each mind is pressed, and open every ear,
to hear new tidings, though they no way joy us.
- Edward Fairfax

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci PHOTO

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

 

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

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To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

Happiness is a state of mind.
- Anonymous

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
- Charlotte Bronte

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

Within my mind, the sun always shines,
and the sky is always blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz


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