Your mind is merely a machine, nothing more. You have no command over
it, it has no command over itself--it is worked solely from the outside.
That is the law of its make; it is the law of all machines.
I like to see my mind perform according to the law which I have laid
down in "What Is Man"; the law that the mind works automatically,
& plans & perfects many a project without its owner suspecting
what it is about; the mind being merely a machine, & not in even the
slightest degree under the control of its owner or subject to his influence.
Illustration from AMERICAN EXAMINER, 1910
from the Dave Thomson collection
I have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as
a week sometimes to make it up.
- The Innocents Abroad
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