Quotations on Soul

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History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: History, Soul, Burden, Memory)

There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Beauty, Soul, Nothing)

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Imagination, Soul, Idea, Curiosity, Pleasure)

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Education, Soul, Sculpture)

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Nature, Peace, Science, Soul, Goal, Being, Human nature, Mind, Understanding)

God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: God, Soul, Goal, Cosmos, Man, Perfection, Stars)

When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew, I read every book in German that came my way, and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, First, Letters)

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Art, Soul, Body, Resolution, Weakness)

It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Art, Science, Soul, Appreciation, Behavior, Energy, Fashion, Now, Today)

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Power, Soul, Man)

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Beauty, Soul, Act)

I'll fill those canyons in your soul, like a river lead you home. And I'll walk a step behind, in the shadows so you shine. Just ask, it will be done and I will prove my love, until you're sure that I'm the one.
- Gary Allan
(Keywords: Home, Love, Soul, Shadows, Will)

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Dreams, Time, Soul, Achievement, Vision, First, Oak, Waking)

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Man)

Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Soul, Body, First, Grace, Man, Obedience, Will)

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Art, Music, Soul, Interest, Key, Song, Teaching, Will)

One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do.
- Michael Apted
(Keywords: Movies, Soul, Sense)

With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.
- Francis Arinze
(Keywords: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)

For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Day, Eyes, Reason)

I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Being, Deep, Moon)

Whatever man uses without the fear of God, whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh, cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul, however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: God, Soul, Fear, Body, Man, May, Poison)

I don't know who will lead us through the '90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul.
- Lee Atwater
(Keywords: Society, Soul, Heart, American, Spiritual, Will)

Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Beauty, Soul, Today)

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
- Alfred Austin
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Heart, Body, Garden, Glory, Sun)

O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Keywords: God, Soul, Praise, Tongue)

What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Time, Soul, African, Culture, Oppression, Slavery, Years)

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Keywords: Music, God, Soul, Harmony, Honor)

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Keywords: Music, God, Soul, End, Glory)

The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Art, Life, Soul, Winning, Evil)

No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Death, Soul, English, Gentleman)

The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Love, Soul, Possibility, Conquest, Question, Surrender)

Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order, identifying the latter with reason or the soul.
- James M. Baldwin
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Order, Reason)

Rock 'n' roll is good for the soul, for the well being, for the psyche, for your everything. I love it.
- Hank Ballard
(Keywords: Love, Soul, Being)

The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Habits)

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Marriage, Soul, Immortality)

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Soul, Virtue, Infinite, Justice, Law)

The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest.
- Albert Barnes
(Keywords: God, Soul, Bible, Desire, Information, Questions, Rest)

It's ironic, but until you can free those final monsters within the jungle of yourself, your life, your soul is up for grabs.
- Rona Barrett
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Jungle)

Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Man)

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Truth, Soul, May, Nothing)

Painting is a very difficult thing. It absorbs the whole man, body and soul, thus have I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life.
- Max Beckmann
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Body, Man, Painting)

As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
- Catharine Beecher
(Keywords: Intelligence, Soul, People, Common sense, Liberty)

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Artist)

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: God, Soul, Flowers)

When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Art, Soul, Hospitality)

To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Experience, Soul, Artist, Artists, Fact, Living, Moments)

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Experience, Truth, Soul, Knowledge, Emotion, Force, May)

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Religion, Soul, People, Expression, Opium, Protest, Religious, Sentiment, Suffering, World)

If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Experience, Soul, Body, Feet, Joy)

Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Quality, Soul, Curiosity, Desire, Mind, Woman)



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