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What is outside my mind means nothing to it.

—Marcus Aurelius, c. 170

Don’t lose your mind unless you have paid for it.

—Stanisław Jerzy Lec, 1957

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

—Alexander Pope, 1733

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

—Milan Kundera, 1990

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

—Joseph Joubert, 1807

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

Your mind’s got to eat, too.

—Dambudzo Marechera, 1978

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

—Charles Darwin, 1871

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

—Tetsuro Matsuzawa, 2010

A mind lively and at ease can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.

—Jane Austen, 1815

In psychoanalysis nothing is true except the exaggerations.

—Theodor Adorno, 1951

There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.

—Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1898

Understanding is a very dull occupation.

—Gertrude Stein, 1937