Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.— Eleanor Roosevelt
Almighty Great Minds quotations
... People with great passions, people who accomplish great deeds, people who possess strong feelings, even people with great minds and a strong personality, rarely come out of good little boys and girls.
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds.
The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
You cannot pray at home, like you can at church, where there is a great multitude; where exclamations are cried out to God as from one great heart, and where there is something more: the unions of minds, the accord of souls, the bond of charity, the prayers of priests.
Little minds think and talk about people.
Average minds think and talk about things and actions. Great minds think and talk about ideas.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My Mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible.
Great minds think alone.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
You have to ask yourself the question 'Who am I?' This investigation will lead in the end to the discovery of something within you which is behind the mind. Solve that great problem and you will solve all other problems.
It irritates me to be told how things have always been done.
I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education.
Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind.
Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical.
When Heaven is about to confer a great office on a man, it first exercises his mind with suffering, and his sinews and bones with toil ; it exposes his body to hunger, and subjects him to extreme poverty ; it confounds his undertakings. By all these methods it stimulates his mind, hardens his nature, and supplies his incompetencies.
Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes.
Amsterdam was a great surprise to me.
I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
If the going is tough and the pressure is on, If the reserves of strength have been drained and the summit is still not in sight, then the quality to seek in the person is neither great strength nor quickness of hand, but rather a resolute mind firmly set on its purpose that refuses to let its body slack or rest.
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations; your conscious expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a great, new and wonderful world.
Jesus rejected hatred because he saw that hatred meant death to the mind, death to the spirit, and death to communion with his Father. He affirmed life; and hatred was the great denial.
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
Sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.
I see no greatness in my self...I'm a simple-minded, child-like, insipid sort of moronic and kind of akward feeling adolescent.
Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable.
It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations.
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
With the beginning of a great & compassionate love, comes the growth of one's heart, and with that, a profound inner change. The way to opening the mind is often first through the heart. And once is the mind & heart are open, so many things become possible.
Greatness occurs when your children love you, when your critics respect you and when you have peace of mind.