Our minds can be mysterious and powerful things. We often don’t understand how they work or how they can affect our lives. Over the years, thinkers, philosophers, and psychologists have offered us glimpses and insight into the power that lies within our minds.

Here are 101 quotes about your mind to inspire you to dig even deeper and explore its possibilities.

From renowned poets to world-renowned scientists, there is wisdom from all corners of the world ready to help you uncover your full potential.

101 Beautiful Quotes, Sayings & Captions About The Mind

  1. The greatest freedom is to be free in our own minds. – Osho
  2. Your mind is your greatest power. use it well. – Aneta Cruz
  3. You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius
  4. The mind of man is capable of anything. – Joseph Conrad
  5. The mind has a mind of its own. – Old saying
  6. The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell and a Hell of Heaven. –John Milton
  7. Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts. – Alan Lokos
  8. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. –William James
  9. Man can alter his life by altering his thinking. – William James
  10. We are what we believe we are. – Unknown
  11. Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. – Unknown
  12. Your mind is precious. It has the power to unlock infinite possibilities. – Joel Annesley
  13. Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. – Unknown
  14. If you take care of your mind, you take care of the world. – Arianna Huffington
  15. Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights, and new truths to enter. – Amit Ray
  16. The closer one comes to the truth, the further one gets from the mind. – James Pierce.
  17. Relax, allow the mind to become empty, and surprise yourself with the great treasure that begins to flow from your soul. – Paulo Coelho.
  18. The mind reflects the world, and the world reflects the mind. – James Pierce.
  19. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves. – Buddha.
  20. We say that we want peace of mind but what we really want is peace of mind. – Naval Ravikant.
  21. When you want something, the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. – Paulo Coelho.
  22. Would you rather be right or free? – Byron Katie
  23. If you want power, control the narrative in other people’s heads. If you seek happiness, control the narrative in your own head. – Johnny Uzan.
  24. There’s no way that a clear mind can live an unhappy life. – Byron Katie
  25. Every morning I wake up and thank God. – Aaron Neville.
  26. Life is God’s novel. Let him write it. – Isaac Bashevis Singer.
  27. Divinity guides us all the time but most of us don’t know how to interpret its messages. – Hina Hashmi.
  28. Sometimes answers come to you in ways that only you can understand. That is why it is so important to have a clear mind to receive and understand the message. – Sheila M Burke.
  29. Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa
  30. How come we play war and not peace?
  31. Too few role models. – Bill Watterson
  32. It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  33. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. – Michael Cunningham
  34. Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony. – Laini Taylor
  35. The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  36. Peace is the only battle worth waging. – Albert Camus
  37. When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix
  38. Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. – Albert Einstein
  39. The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second. – Aberjhani
  40. Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book. – Thomas a Kempis
  41. World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion. – Dalai Lama XIV
  42. Peace is always beautiful. – Walt Whitman
  43. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. Many people think excitement is happiness… But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  45. The mind is a powerful force. It can enslave us or empower us. It can plunge us into the depths of misery or take us to the heights of ecstasy. Learn to use the power wisely. – David Cuschieri
  46. If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear. – Ayrton Senna.
  47. The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha
  48. If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think of a negative thought. – Unknown
  49. She knew the power of her mind and so programmed it for success. – Carrie Green
  50. When you become the master of your mind, you are the master of everything. – Swami Satchidananda
  51. Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. – Earl Nightingale
  52. Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. – Unknown
  53. Our life is the creation of our mind. – Buddha
  54. There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point. – Swami Vivekananda
  55. You are only destined to become one person – the person you decide to be.
  56. Do good and feel good.  Do bad and feel bad. It’s that simple.
  57. You are what you do today, not what you say you’ll do tomorrow.
  58. We all make choices, but in the end, our choices make us.
  59. Ultimately, it’s not what you do every once in a while; it’s what you dedicate yourself to on a regular basis that makes the difference.
  60. Stay true to yourself.  Never be ashamed of doing what feels right.  Decide what you think is right and stick to it.
  61. If you don’t stand for anything, you will remain forever on your knees.
  62. No amount of money will make you happy if you aren’t happy with yourself.
  63. You know you’ve made the right decision when there is peace in your heart.
  64. Don’t worry if your goals seem crazy to other people; oftentimes the crazy ideas are the ones that have the greatest impact.
  65. If you’re thinking like everyone else, then you aren’t thinking. 
  66. Control your own destiny or someone else will try for you.
  67. Sometimes standing up to your friends can be just as difficult as standing up to your enemies.
  68. The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks.
  69. When people undermine your dreams, predict your doom, or criticize you, remember, they’re telling you their story, not yours.
  70. Wisdom is but a powerful tree in the mind’s forest. It grows stronger, and sturdier, and with time becomes an undeniable component of a person’s landscape.
  71. Learn to listen, and you will grow wise.
  72. Wisdom cannot be rushed. It comes in its own time.
  73. Patience and time grow the seed that blossoms into wisdom.
  74. Wisdom lives inside all who are quiet enough to listen for it.
  75. With every wrinkle is a story, a lesson, or a step in wisdom and realization.
  76. Growing older means being wise enough to know when to let things go and let things be.
  77. Never decide you are smart enough. Be wise enough to recognize that there is always more to learn.
  78. A wise man never wears his wisdom like a badge.
  79. Growing wise means learning what to put your energy into and what to walk away from.
  80. Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. – Albert Einstein
  81. Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned. – Frank Sonnenberg
  82. Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools, because they have to say something. – Plato
  83. Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when to say it. – Unknown
  84. Wisdom is the daughter of experience. – Unknown
  85. Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits. It’s anything that does not support your better self. – Eleanor Brown
  86. The mind reflects the world, and the world reflects the mind. – James Pierce
  87. A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with–that’s poverty–but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. – Victoria Moran
  88. The ability to simplify means eliminating the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hofmann
  89. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life. – Wu-men
  90. The mind is a powerful tool. It can liberate or enslave you, depending on how you use it. – Robin S. Sharma
  91. Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy. – Leo Babauta
  92. Your mind is an abandoned playground. Left behind in early adulthood, now filled with clutter and trash. Meditation is how you remove them. Then you can play once again. – Johnny Uzan
  93. Only when we acknowledge ourselves as we really are can we begin to take inventory of the physical, mental, and emotional clutter that no longer serves us. Then we can choose to no longer judge ourselves for what we’ve become and focus on who we’d like to be. – Sadiqua Hamdan
  94. Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view that they take of them. – Epictetus
  95. The only thing that belongs to us is time. – Seneca
  96. Anger is the ultimate destroyer of peace of mind. – Dalai Lama
  97. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. – Viktor Frankl
  98. Human happiness is a disposition of the mind and not a condition of circumstance. – John Locke
  99. The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open. – Unknown
  100. The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch
  101. The mind is everything; it creates our reality. – Socrates

Quotes about the mind can be thought-provoking and challenging. They give us a different perspective on how our minds work and what we can do to better manage this powerful part of ourselves.

Having read through the 101 quotes, I am reminded of the importance of actively managing our mental health- not just in times of struggle, but continuously throughout life.

Letting go of limiting thoughts and beliefs that hold us back is a difficult yet rewarding process that can unlock potentials within ourselves that were previously hidden or unexplored.

Ultimately, attending to your mental health is an essential act of self-care that must be prioritized if you’re seeking to thrive in life.