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    mind Quotes

    So when you see a regulation against lead, because lead is a bad in a regulators mind, what does that mean? You are not telling us what is good, you are just tell us what you don't want, not what you do want.
    — William McDonough
    tags: bad  mind 
    Too many of our prejudices are like pyramids upside down. They rest on tiny, trivial incidents, but they spread upward and outward until they fill our minds.
    — William McChesney Martin
    tags: prejudice  mind 
    What we refer to confidently as memory is really a form of storytelling that goes on continually in the mind and often changes with the telling.
    — William Maxwell
    The view after seventy is breathtaking. What is lacking is someone, anyone, of the older generation to whom you can turn when you want to satisfy your curiosity about some detail of the landscape of the past. There is no longer any older generation. You have become it, while your mind was mostly on other matters
    — William Maxwell
    tags: past  curiosity  mind 
    Solitary reading will enable a man to stuff himself with information, but without conversation his mind will become like a pond without an outlet-a mass of unhealthy stag-nature. It is not enough to harvest knowledge by study; the wind of talk must winnow it and blow away the chaff. Then will the clear, bright grains of wisdom be garnered, for our own use or that of others.
    — William Matthews
    tags: men  wisdom  mind  reading 
    Be methodical if you would succeed in business, or in anything. Have a work for every moment, and mind the moment's work. Whatever your calling, master all its bearings and details, its principles, instruments and applications. Method is essential if you would get through your work easily and with economy of time.
    — William Matthews
    tags: time  work  master  moment  mind  business 
    Everybody must seem crazy if you see deep enough into their minds.
    — William March
    tags: crazy  mind 
    To the medieval mind the possibility of doubt did not exist.
    — William Manchester
    tags: doubt  possibility  mind 
    At a certain age some people's minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    tags: live  age  mind 
    Herein lies the real value of education. Advanced education may or may not make men and women more efficient; but it enriches personality, increases the wealth of the mind, and hence brings happiness.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    My religious faith remains in possession of the field only after prolonged civil war with my naturally skeptical mind.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    tags: faith  religious  war  mind 
    How essential it is in youth to acquire some intellectual or artistic tastes, in order to furnish the mind, to be able to live inside a mind with attractive and interesting pictures on the walls.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    tags: youth  live  mind 
    PAINT THE WALLS OF your mind With many beautiful pictures.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    tags: beautiful  mind 
    Abraham Lincoln had great clarity of mind and expression, and he worked to make it clearer -reading Euclid in his early 30s to train his mind.
    — William Lee Miller
    tags: clarity  mind 
    What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
    — William Least Heat-Moon
    tags: people  past  right  mind 
    What is it in man that for a long while lies unknown and unseen only one day to emerge and push him into a new land of the eye, a new region of the mind, a place he has never dreamed of? Maybe it's like the force in spores lying quietly under asphalt until the day they push a soft, bulbous mushroom head right through the pavement. There's nothing you can do to stop it.
    — William Least Heat-Moon
    tags: men  lies  right  eyes  lying  mind 
    [Presently, science undergraduates] do not learn to write clearly and briefly, marshalling their points in due and aesthetically satisfying order, and eliminating inessentials. They are inept at those turns of phrase or happy analogy which throw a flying bridge across a chasm of misunderstanding and make contact between mind and mind.
    — William Lawrence Bragg
    tags: mind  learn  write 
    Until we are renewed in the spirit of our mind and illumined in every part, our very virtues are but taught practices grafted upon a corrupt bottom
    — William Law
    tags: virtue  mind  spirit  corrupt 
    Whatever littleness and vanity is to be observed in the minds of women, it is, like the cruelty of butchers, a temper that is wrought into them by that life which they are taught and accustomed to lead.
    — William Law
    tags: women  cruelty  mind 
    I sometimes still go out hunting for bad weather, flying low in simple airplanes to explore the inner reaches of the clouds. Less experienced pilots occasionally join me, not to learn formal lessons about weather flying, but with a more advanced purpose in mind - to accompany me in the slow accumulation of experience through circumstances that never repeat in a place that defies mastery.
    — William Langewiesche
    Mechanical wings allow us to fly, but it is with our minds that we make the sky ours
    — William Langewiesche
    tags: sky  mind  wings 
    The Christian faith does not call for us to put our minds on the shelf, to fly in the face of common sense and history, or to make a leap of faith into the dark. The rational person, fully apprised of the evidence, can confidently believe.
    — William Lane Craig
    Our churches are filled with Christians who are idling in intellectual neutral. As Christians, their minds are going to waste. One result of this is an immature, superficial faith. People who simply ride the roller coaster of emotional experience are cheating themselves out of a deeper and richer Christian faith by neglecting the intellectual side of that faith.
    — William Lane Craig
    Why would one's identity be a matter of feelings? I think that that's a misuse of terms, philosophically. Identity is mind independent. It's something that is objective, regardless of how you feel. So, the term gender identity seems to me to be something of an oxymoron. It's not really about one's identity. It's rather a matter of one's self-perception or one's feelings about oneself.
    — William Lane Craig
    tags: identity  oneself  gender  mind 
    An emotion is a thought, yes, an idea, but it is also a sensation, an ache in your body. Desire, love, hate, fear, repulsion - you feel these things in your muscle and bones, not just in your mind.
    — William Landay
    tags: desires  fear  thoughts  hate  emotion  body  mind  ideas 
    the act does not create guilt unless the mind is also guilty.
    — William Landay
    tags: guilt  mind 
    I don't ever write with a particular audience in mind. I just write books that please me.
    — William Landay
    tags: mind  book  write 
    When I was 30 or so - by that time I had become an assistant D.A. - I decided I would try to write a novel. To be clear: I did not decide to become a novelist. Honestly, it never crossed my mind that I could actually earn a living as a professional novelist.
    — William Landay
    tags: time  living  mind  novel  write 
    The interior of a teenager's mind is an endless war between Stupid and Clever.
    — William Landay
    tags: teenager  war  mind 
    It is not much matter which we say, but mind, we must all say the same.
    — William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
    tags: mind 
    Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.
    — William L. Shirer
    I myself was to experience how easily one is taken in by a lying and censored press and radio in a totalitarian state... a steady diet over the years of falsifications and distortions made a certain impression on one's mind and often misled it.
    — William L. Shirer
    tags: experience  lying  mind  year 
    The ecology of the valley was complex beyond our understanding, and it began to die as we went on manipulating it in ever more frantic ways. As it went dead and empty of the old life it became a place where no one wanted to live. In our right minds we want to seek out places that reek of complexity. Our drive to industrialize soured and undercut the intimacies that drew most people to country life in the first place.
    — William Kittredge
    No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe.
    — William Kingdon Clifford
    tags: believe  simplicity  mind 
    We turn, three men bound by love, by history, by circumstance, and most certainly by the awful grace of God, and together walk a narrow lane where headstones press close all around, reminding me gently of Warren Redstone's parting wisdom, which I understand now. The dead are never far from us. They're in our hearts and on our minds and in the end all that separates us from them is a single breath, one final puff of air.
    — William Kent Krueger
    tags: men  heart  grace  god  wisdom  mind 
    Fishing, Danny boy, is purely a state of mind. Some men, when they are fishing, are after fish. Me, I'm after things you could never set a barbed hook in.
    — William Kent Krueger
    tags: men  boys  mind 
    The dead are never far from us. They're in our hearts and on our minds and in the end all that separates us from them is a single breath, one final puff of air.
    — William Kent Krueger
    tags: heart  mind 
    In a cool solitude of trees Where leaves and birds a music spin, Mind that was weary is at ease, New rhythms in the soul begin.
    — William Kean Seymour
    tags: solitude  soul  music  mind 
    People sometimes say that it's cheaper to give their kids a couple of pounds to get themselves a burger or pizza. I don't mind people doing that, but not every night. It's like everything in life, you've got to get the balance right.
    — William Katt
    tags: people  night  right  balance  mind  kids  pounds 
    Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility.
    — William Jones
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