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It is far, far better and much safer to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.

—John Kenneth Galbraith, 1958

Brains are the only things worth having in this world.

—L. Frank Baum, 1899

The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

—Steve Biko, 1971

Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.

—William Shakespeare, 1603

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

—Alexander Pope, 1733

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

—Donald Trump, 2015

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

—Joseph Joubert, 1807

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

—Jane Austen, 1815

What the brain does by itself is infinitely more fascinating and complex than any response it can make to chemical stimulation.

—Ursula K. Le Guin, 1971

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

From a man’s face, I can read his character. If I can see him walk, I know his thoughts.

—Petronius, c. 60

The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do.

—B.F. Skinner, 1969