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What is outside my mind means nothing to it.

—Marcus Aurelius, c. 170

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

—Charles Darwin, 1871

Is there no way out of the mind?

—Sylvia Plath, 1962

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

—Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1898

Imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization. It is the very eye of faith.

—Henry Ward Beecher, 1887

The universe is an object of thought at least as much as it is a means of satisfying needs.

—Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1962

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

—Stanisław Jerzy Lec, 1957

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

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

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841

The march of the human mind is slow.

—Edmund Burke, 1775

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

Every thought is, strictly speaking, an afterthought.

—Hannah Arendt, 1978