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Bernard De Voto Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bernard De Voto.

The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.
- Bernard De Voto

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
- Bernard De Voto

The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless
at the exact point where it refuses to act.
- Bernard De Voto

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory;
it is one of the happiest marriages on earth,
and one of the shortest lived.
- Bernard De Voto

 

The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw,
the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart,
the day was not bad, the season has not been bad,
there is sense and even promise in going on.
- Bernard De Voto

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

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

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Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

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

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

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

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Open your mind, open your heart,
and the way to joy becomes clear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

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

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I am the poet of my mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mind exists as a Principle in the universe,
just as electricity exists as a principle.
- Ernest Holmes

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

Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling,
arising within the mind of the one praying.
- Ernest Holmes

I open my mind to Spirit, and trust my intuition
to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I come with an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

The WAY is Not The Way for You,
Unless You Come With an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the poet of my mind.
I am the painter of my heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your mind sparks, your soul sparkles,
your peace is counterpoint to the clamor of life,
you are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the heart-mind opens, the nectar of its flower is Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The universal Mind contains all knowledge.
It is the potential ultimate of all things.
To it, all things are possible.
- Ernest Holmes

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

I open my mind to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

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

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

Today is my day to see myself as the face of god:
my mind sparks, and my soul sparkles;
my peace is counterpoint to the clamor of life;
I am a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My religion consists of a humble admiration
of the illimitable superior spirit
who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Knowledge is of the mind, wisdom is of the soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I Dream with Powerful Intention -
Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition
to deliver powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The spark of the mind - the sparkle of the soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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