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Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
American writer 1924-19870
Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC0
Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
I felt exactly like the man in the advertisement who has not devoted fifteen minutes a day to the study of the classics. If only (I thought) I had devoted fifteen minutes a day to the cultivation of the aesthetic attitude! I could bound Afghanistan.Source: Contemporary Reminiscences in Arts & Decoration, Vol. 26 (1927)
American president 1856-19240
If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.
German philosopher 1788-18600
Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.
Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-19730
The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornamentation.
American activists and female advocates of abolition and women's rights 1805-18790
We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.