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Brains are the only things worth having in this world.

—L. Frank Baum, 1899

“I think, therefore I am” is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches.

—Milan Kundera, 1990

If anything affects your eye, you hasten to have it removed; if anything affects your mind, you postpone the cure for a year.

—Horace, 20 BC

What a torture to talk to filled heads that allow nothing from the outside to enter them.

—Joseph Joubert, 1807

In psychoanalysis nothing is true except the exaggerations.

—Theodor Adorno, 1951

What is the hardest task in the world? To think.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841

The human mind is an evolutionary product, just like the human body.

—Tetsuro Matsuzawa, 2010

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be breakthrough.

—R.D. Laing, 1967

We need strength, we need energy, we need quickness, and we need brain in this country to turn it around.

—Donald Trump, 2015

The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

The sleep of reason produces monsters.

—Francisco Goya, 1799

Understanding is a very dull occupation.

—Gertrude Stein, 1937

The march of the human mind is slow.

—Edmund Burke, 1775