Mind over Matter

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The intellectual power is stronger than other powers


  • This expression has been used by a famous poet, Virgil, in his poem “The Aeneid”. In the expression the word “mind” is used to show the willpower or thought process. In this idiom, the word “matter” is defined as any physical object that causes some difficulty or issue.  Thus the idiom means that a difficulty can be overcome through the willpower. It is also worth noting that the starting consonant for both the words is “m”.

One must concentrate on the work as a case of mind over matter.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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mind over matterWillpower alone can overcome a physical problem.
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