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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Mind
 
A depraved mind never comes to good.  1
A mind conscious of guilt is its own accuser.  Latin.  2
A mind content both crown and kingdom is.  Greene.  3
A mind unblemished is the noblest possession.  Latin.  4
A princely mind will undo a private family.  5
A pure mind is the most august possession.  6
A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as a hollow mountain returns all sounds.  Chinese.  7
A well prepared mind hopes in adversity, and fears in prosperity.  Horace.  8
A willing mind makes a hard journey easy.  Massinger.  9
A willing mind makes a light foot.  10
Aspiring minds must sometimes sustain loss.  Plato.  11
Command you may your mind from play.  12
Do not let the mind dwell upon what you cannot obtain.  Sri Lankan.  13
Find enjoyment for the body and the mind will find enjoyment for itself.  14
Great minds and great fortunes don’t always go together.  15
Great minds are easy in prosperity and quiet in adversity.  16
His mind splits a hair and puts trousers on a flea.  Modern Greek.  17
Light minds are pleased with trifles.  Ovid.  18
Little minds appreciate little minds the best.  19
Little minds like weak liquors are soonest soured.  20
Many men, many minds.  21
Never let the bottom of your purse or mind be seen.  Italian.  22
Out of sight, out of mind.  23
Place may be changed but who can change his mind.  Horace.  24
Show not all the bottom either of your purse or mind.  25
Sickly body, sickly mind.  German.  26
Small minds are captivated by trifles.  Ovid.  27
So many heads, so many minds.  Italian, Danish.  28
So many men, so many minds (opinions).  Terence.  29
Sudden movements of the mind often break out either for great good or great evil.  Homer.  30
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse as we grow old.  Rochefoucauld.  31
The mind is like a bow: the stronger for being unbent.  Ben Jonson.  32
The mind is the man.  33
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may turn the better to thinking.  Spectator.  34
The rust of the mind is the blight of genius.  35
The spirit grows with its allotted space;
The mind is narrow in a narrow sphere.
  36
’Tis the mind ennobles, not the blood.  German.  37
’Tis the mind that makes the body rich.  Shakespeare.  38
’Tis the riches of the mind only that makes a man rich and happy.  39
 
 
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