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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

Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.

—Santiago Ramón y Cajal, 1897

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

—Tetsuro Matsuzawa, 2010

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

—Charles Darwin, 1871

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

—R.D. Laing, 1967

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

—Alexander Pope, 1733

Brain, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think.

—Ambrose Bierce, 1906

Your mind’s got to eat, too.

—Dambudzo Marechera, 1978

The mind is not, I know, a highway but a temple, and its doors should not be carelessly left open.

—Margaret Fuller, 1844

Imagination continually outruns the creature it inhabits.

—Katherine Anne Porter, 1949

What is outside my mind means nothing to it.

—Marcus Aurelius, c. 170

The march of the human mind is slow.

—Edmund Burke, 1775

Sanity is madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.

—George Santayana, 1920