Great Throughts Treasury

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Robert Hall

If we look back upon the usual course of our feelings, we shall find that we are more influenced by the frequent recurrence of objects than by their weight and importance; and that habit has more force in forming our habits than our opinions have. The mind naturally takes its tone and complexion from what it habitually contemplates.

Character | Feelings | Force | Habit | Mind |

Samuel H. Holdenson

Kindness is the inability to remain at ease in the presence of another person who is ill at ease, the inability to remain comfortable in the presence of another who is uncomfortable, the ability to have peace of mind when one's neighbor is troubled.

Ability | Character | Kindness | Mind | Peace |

Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

He only is great at heart who floods the world with a great affection. He only is great of mind who stirs the world with great thoughts. He only is great of will who does something to shape the world to a great career. And he is greatest who does the most of all these things and does them best.

Character | Heart | Mind | Will | World |

Ralph Hitz

I have found it helpful to keep constantly in mind that there are really two entries to be made for every transaction - one in terms of immediate dollars and cents, the other in terms of goodwill.

Character | Mind |

William Henry Harrison

The virtuous mind that ever walks attended by a strong siding champion, conscience.

Character | Conscience | Mind |

Samuel Griswold Goodrich, better known by pseudonymn Peter Parley

Moral courage is a virtue of higher cast and nobler origin than physical. It springs from a consciousness of virtue and renders a man, in the pursuit or defense of right, superior to the fear of reproach, opposition in contempt.

Character | Consciousness | Contempt | Courage | Defense | Fear | Man | Opposition | Right | Virtue | Virtue |

Costen Jordan Harrell

The heart will not long follow what the mind does not accept as true and trustworthy.

Character | Heart | Mind | Will |

Henry Home, Lord Kames

A great mind will neither give an affront, nor bear it.

Affront | Character | Mind | Will |

Judah Leon Abravanel, or Abrabanel, Leo Hebraeus, Leo Ebreo, Leo the Hebrew

Your mind is rich enough in subtlety: you must enrich it also in wisdom.

Character | Enough | Mind | Wisdom |

Rabbi Chayim Meir Hagar

A person who is sincerely humble will be constantly happy. A humble person realizes that nothing is owed him, and therefore feels satisfied with what he has. He does not raise his sights to receive what is above him. He constantly has peace of mind and always feels the joy of life.

Character | Happy | Joy | Life | Life | Mind | Nothing | Peace | Receive | Will |

Robert A. Heinlein, fully Robert Anson Heinlein, pen name for Anson MacDonald

Ninety percent of all human wisdom is the ability to mind your own business.

Ability | Business | Character | Mind | Wisdom |

Joseph Grew, fully Joseph Clark Grew

Moral stimulation is good but moral complacency is the most dangerous habit of mind we can develop, and that danger is serious and ever-present.

Character | Complacency | Danger | Good | Habit | Mind | Present | Danger |

Horace, full name Quintus Horatius Flaccus NULL

You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man; a contented mind confers it on all.

Character | Man | Mind | Search | World |

Horace, full name Quintus Horatius Flaccus NULL

The tender mind is oft deterred from vice by another's shame.

Character | Mind | Shame | Vice |

Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla

It is the responsibility of the conscious, rational mind to decide what it accepts, retains, and dwells upon. It’s an immense responsibility.

Character | Mind | Responsibility |