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Minds are like parachutes-- they only function when open. Thomas Dewar "Doublethink" means the power of holding two contradictory read more

Minds are like parachutes-- they only function when open. Thomas Dewar "Doublethink" means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. •George Orwell The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. •Henri L. Bergson Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out . . . People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts. •Eleanor H. Porter The bigger a man's head gets, the easier it is to fill his shoes. •Henry Courtney A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us. •Ralph Waldo Emerson Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. •Leonardo Da Vinci A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye. •Carolyn Wells Craftiness is a quality in the mind and a vice in the character. •S. Dubay A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. •Winston Churchill The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. •Sigmund Freud A feeble body weakens the mind. •Jean Jacques Rousseau Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable. •Buckminster Fuller A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency. •Anthony Trollope We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. •Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably. •Jean de LaBruyere Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive. •Napoleon Hill A nation that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. •Martin Luther King, Jr. A vacant mind invites dangerous inmates, as a deserted mansion tempts wandering outcasts to enter and take up their abode in its desolate apartments. •Nicholas Hilliard A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. •Eugene Ionesco Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as you can change your beliefs. •Maxwell Maltz Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set. •Source Unknown The mind is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not discreetly how to use it. •Michel de Montaigne If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't. •Lyall Watson Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace. •Elbert Hubbard The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. •Colin Wilson Mind unemployed is mind unenjoyed.

by George Orwell Found in: Mind Quotes,
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Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke is a sort of mental read more

Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.

by George Orwell Found in: Jokes Quotes,
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Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all read more

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

by George Orwell Found in: Sports Quotes,
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Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

by George Orwell Found in: Control Quotes,
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Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of read more

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

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