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BRAIN
[ Also see Head Mind ]

Individuals possessing moderate-sized brains easily find their proper sphere, and enjoy in it scope for all their energy. In ordinary circumstances they distinguish themselves, but they sink when difficulties accumulate around them. Persons with large brains, on the other hand, do not readily attain their appropriate place; common occurrences do not rouse or call them forth.
      - George Combe

I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix. Therefore, it is the brain I must consider.
      - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
        The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone

Dollars and guns are no substitutes for brains and will power.
      - Dwight David Eisenhower

The brain is the palest of all the internal organs, and the heart the reddest. Whatever comes from the brain carries the hue of the place it came from, and whatever comes from the heart carries the heat and color of its birthplace.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

When a strong brain is weighed with a true heart, it seems to me like balancing a bubble against a wedge of gold.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There are brains so large that they unconsciously swamp all individualities ties which come in contact or too near, and brains so small that they cannot take in the conception of any other individuality as a whole, only in part or parts.
      - Mrs. Anna Brownell Jameson

The evolution of the brain not only overshot the needs of prehistoric man, it is the only example of evolution providing a species with an organ which it does not know how to use.
      - Arthur Koestler

When God endowed human beings with brains, He did not intend to guarantee them.
      - Charles de Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat)

Oh, rare the headpiece, if but brains were there!
      - Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia)

To expect a personality to survive the disintegration of the brain is like expecting a cricket club to survive when all of its members are dead.
      - Bertrand Arthur William Russell

The human brain is the highest bloom of the whole organic metamorphosis of the earth.
      - Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling

Not Hercules could have knocked out his brains, for he had none.
      - William Shakespeare

Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
      - Robert Louis Stevenson

An excellent scholar: One that hath a head fill'd with calves' brains without any sage in them.
      - Daniel Webster


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