In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.
Few parents are aware of the difficulties that beset the minds of the little philosophers and theologians who sit upon their knees or play at their feet; and many a parent could not comprehend the disturbance, if he were aware of it.
The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
It is not impossible to think that the minds of philosophers sometimes act like those of other mortals, and that, having once been determined by diverse circumstances to adopt certain views, they then look for and naturally find reasons to justify these views.
All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
Individuals will speak their minds, which I think is healthy.
It was horrifying. You wouldn’t believe how people are treated there. You could see that these people had withdrawn so far that they just lived in their own minds. They did terrible things to themselves.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.