The man considering himself is the great prodigy of nature. For he cannot conceive what his body is, even less what his spirit is, and least of all body can be united with spirit. That is the peak of his difficult and yet it is his very being.
Blaise Pascal

But then arises the doubt: can the mind of man, which has, as I fully believe, been developed from a mind as low as that possessed by the lowest animal, be trusted when it draws such grand conclusions?
Charles Darwin

The only laws of matter are those which our minds must fabricate, and the only laws of mind are fabricate for it by matter.
James Clerck Maxwell

What is an idea? It is an image that paints itself in my brain.

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of the nature. And it is because in the last analysis we ourselves are part of the mistery we are trying to solve.
Max Planck

There is something in us wiser than our head.
Arthur Schopenhauer

A satisfatory general comprehension of neuropsychotic disturbances is impossible if one cannot make connections to clear assumptions about normal mental processes.
Sigmund Freud

What is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere?
Oscar Wilde

The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.
René Magritte

The Brain is wider than the Sky.
Emily Dickinson

The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.
F. Bradley

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Eric Hoffer

The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.
Albert Einstein

Center for Biomedical Informatics
State University of Campinas, Brazil

Silvia Helena Cardoso, PhD

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