„This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease.“
— Robert F. Kennedy American politician and brother of John F. Kennedy 1925 - 1968
„THE STATE OF AWARENESS is the state in which you see things as they are: the precious facility that life has given man to escape the mastery of the robot. It is the habit of the mind to destroy the state of awareness as quickly as possible. It does this by judging, for judging is thinking.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Knowing Yourself: The True in the False (1996)
„The adventurous state of / mind is a high house // To enjoy life the adventurous / state of mind must be / grasped and maintained // The essential feature of adventure is that it is a / going forward into / unknown territory // The joy of adventure is unaccountable // This is the attractiveness of / art work. It is adventurous, / strenuous and joyful.“
— Agnes Martin American artist 1912 - 2004
poem before 1973; in a exh. cat., ed. Suzanne Delehanty (1973; repr., Philadelphia: The Falcon Press, 1976), p. 40
„There is an inward state of the heart which makes truth credible the moment it is stated. It is credible to some men because of what they are. Love is credible to a loving heart; purity is credible to a pure mind; life is credible to a spirit in which life beats strongly — it is incredible to other men.“
— Frederick William Robertson British writer and theologian 1816 - 1853
Zdroj: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 605.
„Well-meaning, helpful, good-natured attitudes of mind have not come to be honored on account of their usefulness, but because they are states of richer souls that are capable of bestowing and have their value in the feeling of the plenitude of life.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche, kniha The Will to Power
Zdroj: The Will to Power
„The Pacific Way … is not a thing or state; it is the working out of a process. (But) … the most important things in life are the most difficult to measure … love, peace of mind, creativity, fulfillment, maturity or wisdom, for example.“
— Kamisese Mara President of Fiji 1920 - 2004
„It is impossible to learn to meditate while dying. Therefore, it is a great help to become aware of the dreamlike state of all things during this life, to have understood this at least conceptually, and to have practiced the ability to work with one’s mind for years.“
— Lama Ole Nydahl Danish lama 1941
Fearless Death: Buddhist Wisdom on the Art of Dying (2012)
— David Smith American visual artist (1906-1965) 1906 - 1965
in his notes for an article, 1951
Zdroj: 1950s, from 'Abstract Expressionism' (1990), p. 159
— Amit Ray Indian author 1960
Mindfulness Living in the Moment - Living in the Breath (2015)
— Carl R. Rogers American psychologist 1902 - 1987
Person to person: The problem of being human: A new trend in psychology (1967)
Zdroj: page 187.
„Every man must be made to realize that further retreat is impossible. He must realize with his mind and heart that this is a matter of life and death of the Soviet state, of the life and death of the people of our country…the Nazi troops must be stopped now, before it is too late.“
— Leonid Brezhnev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1906 - 1982
Statement made in World War II, as a commissar on the southern front, as quoted in Leonid I. Brezhnev : Pages from his Life (1978) by Academy of Sciences of the USSR, p. 49; also in For the Soul of Mankind : The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War (2007) by Melvyn P. Leffler, p. 237
„Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.
Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.“
— Marianne Williamson American writer 1952
Zdroj: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
— Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Zdroj: Special Topics in Calamity Physics
— Ennius Roman writer -239 - -169 př. n. l.
As quoted by Aulus Gellius in Noctes Atticae (Attic Nights), Book XIX, Chapter X
Originál: (la) Incerte errat animus; praeterpropter vitam vivitur.