Presence Of Mind Quotes

Presence Of Mind Quotes by Jane Austen, Chic Murray, Scott Lynch, Robert Greene, Albert Schweitzer, Malcolm Gladwell and many others.

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She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped.
Jane Austen
I took my father on a coach trip last summer.We were halfway there when the driver lost control of the coach, it flew down a hill around a bend and crashed through a brick wall. I wasn’t hurt but luckily my father had the presence of mind to kick my head in.
Chic Murray
I’m speaking of the pursuit of excellence in all things. All things! Presence of mind and devotion to craft. A great artist has these. A great chef. A great master of tea. There’s powerful kung fu in a well-built house or an eloquent letter, but the limit of your imagination is bones breaking and bullets flying.
Scott Lynch
True genius, in strategy or anywhere, lies in self-control, self-mastery, presence of mind, fluidity of thought.
Robert Greene
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Albert Schweitzer
The successful are those who have been given opportunities.
Malcolm Gladwell
Having the presence of mind to react to any situation onstage is what makes the best performers keep their spontaneity intact.
Marni Nixon
Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.
Stefan Zweig
The willow which bends to the tempest often escapes better than the oak which resists it.
Walter Scott
The essence of true education in one’s life is to show the presence of mind, heart and soul to sense everything right.
I can’t believe he didn’t have the dignity and presence of mind just to get drunk and pass out in some gutter,” said Jace. “I must say, I’m disappointed in the little fellow.
Cassandra Clare
Presence of mind and courage in distress,
Are more than arrives to procure success?
John Dryden
I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Invoking the letters of God’s Name without presence of mind is invocation of the tongue; invoking with presence of mind is invocation of the heart; and invoking with an absence of self-awareness because of absorption in the Invoked is the invocation of the Self – this is the hidden invocation!
Ibn Ata Allah
Outlier are those who have been given opportunities– -and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.
Malcolm Gladwell
The mind is the attribute of man. When man is born, he comes into existence with only one weapon with him–The reasoning mind.
Ayn Rand
The expression of a gentleman’s face is not so much that of refinement, as of flexibility, not of sensibility and enthusiasm as of indifference; it argues presence of mind rather than enlargement of ideas.
William Hazlitt