It is discouraging to try penetrate a

It is discouraging to try to penetrate a mind like yours.  You ought to get it out and dance on it.  That would take some of the rigidity out of it.  ~Mark TwainCUL

Few minds are sunlike sources of light

Few minds are sunlike, sources of light in themselves and to others:  many more are moons that shine with a borrowed radiance.  One may easily distinguish the two:  the former are always full; the latter only now and then, when their suns are shining full upon them.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Impressions arriving at the brain make it

Impressions arriving at the brain make it enter into activity, just as food falling into the stomach excites it to more abundant secretion of gastric juice.  ~Pierre Cabanis, translated from FrenchDCMOO

When i feel well and in a

When I feel well and in a good humor, or when I am taking a drive or walking after a good meal, or in the night when I cannot sleep, thoughts crowd into my mind as easily as you could wish.  ~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Some minds seem almost to create themselves

Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.  ~Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, 1820LCD

If the mind that rules body ever

If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor.  ~Henry Wadsworth LongfellowQSO

The mind is like a trunk if

The mind is like a trunk:  if well-packed, it holds almost every thing; if ill-packed, next to nothing.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827