Thomas Paine Quotes

The mind one enlightened cannot again again become dark.

A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American activist, philosopher, and revolutionary.  His pamphlet, “Common Sense,” served as an active voice in support of the American Revolutionary War.

Ida Tarbell Quotes

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We are raising our standard of living at the expense of our standard of character.

A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it.

Ida Tarbell (1857-1944) was an American writer and investigative journalist.  She was one of the leading muckrakers during the progressive era during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Dorothea Brande Quote

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Man’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.

From Colossians 3:23-24:  “Whatever task you must do, work as if your soul depends on it, as for the Lord and not for humans, since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve the Lord Christ.”

Dorothea Brande (1893-1948) was an American writer and editor.  From the 1920s and 1930s, her most sustaining works deal with beginning any writing enterprise. 

Charles Swindoll Quote

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It defies the human mind to find the depths of the mind of God.  We can plumb the depths of another’s mind.  But we cannot begin to scratch the surface of the unsearchable judgments of God.

From Romans 11:33-34:  “O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!”

Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Nothing that goes on in anyone else’s mind can harm you.

Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from 161 to 180.  His reign was near the end of the Pax Romana, an era of peace and stability.  

Jim Kwik Quotes

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Remember that your mind is like a parachute–it only works when it’s open.

Knowledge x Action = Power

Jim Kwik (born 1973) is an American entrepreneur and author.  He is well-known for his speed-reading and memory techniques.