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Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. Options
Daemon
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Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
Daniela Aguglia
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I quite agree
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Very true life's sole aim is a definite purpose. Well saidApplause
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Certainly, you will go much further if you stay calm and steady... Steady, boy. Steady!
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The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
James Allen
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While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
Mary Wortley Montagu
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Yes a good conscience is essential. With a clear conscience and a steady purpose, we can so far and achieve much.
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Daemon wrote:
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

We must fix upon some good man, and have him always before our eye, as a witness of our life and actions.


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pedro
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Nothing contributes so much to tranquilise the mind as a steady purpose— but if you tranquilise it too much you will never fulfil your purpose.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
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Purpose and will to carry it out really mean something.
NeuroticHellFem
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Daemon wrote:
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)


A steady purpose for a tranquil mind? I'm prone to stress, having a purpose to work towards is something that I can get a bit obsessive/compulsive over. Anxious

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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Mary Shelley - What was metaphysics of 18th century is Scientific fact today. Brain focussed in some activities stays healthier ,otherwise. Tranquillity of mind - mind affects brain & vice versa.
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hummm, moderns would disagree
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healthy mind leads to a healthy body
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Think ... tricky!
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IT`S ONLY TRUE HALF OF THE TIME, YOU KNOW THE OTHER!
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The quote is written in Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

"Letter 1" BY CAPTAIN ROBERT WALTON TO HIS SISTER, MRS. MARGARET SAVILLE. He is in St. Petersburgh, preparing for an expedition to the North Pole. She lives in England.

QUOTE IN FULL SENTENCE:

These reflections have dispelled the agitation with which I began my letter, and I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven, for nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. This expedition has been the favourite dream of my early years. I have read with ardour the accounts of the various voyages which have been made in the prospect of arriving at the North Pacific Ocean through the seas which surround the pole. You may remember that a history of all the voyages made for purposes of discovery composed the whole of our good Uncle Thomas' library. My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading. These volumes were my study day and night, and my familiarity with them increased that regret which I had felt, as a child, on learning that my father's dying injunction had forbidden my uncle to allow me to embark in a seafaring life.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/84/84-h/8... [First Sentence, Paragraph 3, "Letter 1"]
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Daemon wrote:
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)


Steady purpose--a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye, would be better served by enthusiasm and excitement than tranquility.
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