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Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
~By Frank Lloyd Wright ~


Perhaps, once I am gone, the one thing I might be remembered for is having sung a great deal of Mahler with a great many phenomenal conductors. It is wonderful music, very spiritual.
~By Maureen Forrester ~


The point is, the political reporters are the ones who no longer understand the ritual they are covering. They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that.
~By William Greider ~


I think that growth and spiritual awareness come in slow increments. Sometimes you don't know it's happening.
~By Mariel Hemingway ~


Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.
~By Alice Foote MacDougall ~


My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead.
~By Barack Obama ~


I think any spiritual experience that's worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also, a Zen monk once said to me, 'If you're not laughing, then you're not getting it.'
~By David O. Russell ~


Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
~By Samuel Ullman ~


The interest in the supernatural in a very generic sense and in the spiritual is not in itself a factor that helps the communication of the Christian faith.
~By Karl Lehmann ~


Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
~By Allen Ginsberg ~


If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic.
~By Thomas Szasz ~


I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers.
~By Tina Turner ~


I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially.
~By Denzel Washington ~


Why not hold on to whatever I've got because it's as good as it's ever going to get. How can I believe that love is coming, how can I even believe that love exists; if I don't believe it's spiritually based?
~By Kenny Loggins ~


So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality.
~By Susan Sarandon ~


Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.
~By Xun Zi ~


Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.
~By John Henrik Clarke ~


More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material.
~By Charles Eastman ~


Golf is a spiritual game. It's like Zen. You have to let your mind take over.
~By Amy Alcott ~


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.
~By Lee Atwater ~


Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time.
~By Benjamin Hoff ~


The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


I feel like I'm stepping into a place of spiritual contemplation every time I enter a studio; it's always had a certain magic to me that has never worn off with familiarity.
~By David Knopfler ~


By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


We're spirited and spiritual... and fun follows us around.
~By Naomi Judd ~


Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one's well-being.
~By Alexander Solzhenitsyn ~


We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women's rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect.
~By Clara Zetkin ~


Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
~By Emanuel Swedenborg ~


I took that time off - I knew it was messing me up, not being connected to a spiritual plane.
~By Rick Springfield ~


The nation demands a movement which has written upon its banner the internal and external national freedom that it will act as if it were the spiritual, social and political conscience of the nation.
~By Franz von Papen ~


In the mental calmness of a spiritual life, I have found that the answers to the whys in our lives are able to come to you. In my music I find the same thing.
~By Clarence Clemons ~


It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
~By Albert Camus ~


Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
~By James Allen ~


As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win.
~By Neale Donald Walsch ~


Pope John Paul II not only was a powerful spiritual leader for Catholics but also a world leader of extraordinary consequence during the last quarter-century.
~By Mike Ferguson ~


I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones.
~By Andres Serrano ~


I've only paid lip service to a spiritual life.
~By Sting ~


A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers - not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It's almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick.
~By James Franco ~


A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards set so much above his ordinary self as to make him feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


The Church's note must be a supernatural note which distinguishes incarnation from immanence, redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process.
~By Arthur Middleton ~


On the spiritual theory, man consists essentially of a spiritual nature or mind intimately associated with a spiritual body or soul, both of which are developed in and by means of a material organism.
~By Alfred Russel Wallace ~


In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It's subliminal, spiritual.
~By Ziggy Marley ~


There are things coming from me that I felt I wanted to talk about. My search for my own blend of spirituality, my acknowledgement of my sexuality, my being the single mother of a young man.
~By Ana Castillo ~


India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration.
~By Sri Aurobindo ~


I don't believe that there are no spiritual beings around us. I don't know what to call them, I don't know how they work. But I know they're there.
~By Martha Beck ~


All sorts of spiritual gifts come through privations, if they are accepted.
~By Janet Erskine Stuart ~


It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty.
~By Josiah Strong ~


A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect.
~By Luciano Berio ~


I began to see that my problems, seen spiritually, were really my soul's plusses.
~By Lionel Blue ~


A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul, and formed some probable conjectures, that man was designed for a future state of existence.
~By David Brainerd ~


Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
~By Harriet Beecher Stowe ~


I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very nature - publicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided.
~By Mark Foley ~


I was born with a serious spiritual consciousness and for many years studied different paths.
~By Steven Seagal ~


Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.
~By Morihei Ueshiba ~


Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.
~By George Whitefield ~


A lot of times when you go through a very traumatic situation and it's emotionally difficult to deal with you come back spiritually stronger. It changes you in a way.
~By Elvis Stojko ~


When the late Bishop was appointed, about thirty-two years ago, to diffuse the light of the Gospel through this extensive portion of His Majesty's dominions, it was even a greater spiritual, than a natural wilderness.
~By John Strachan ~


As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice.
~By Christy Turlington ~


The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension, as by a spiritual illumination. They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them.
~By Roland Allen ~


The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Humanity today possesses sufficient economic, cultural and spiritual resources to introduce a better global order.
~By Hans Kung ~


Even the two times that I left, I never really felt like I left the band. It's very bizarre. It's like there's sort of an umbilical cord that stretches between us spiritually.
~By Rick Wakeman ~


In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'
~By Jimmy Carter ~


The valid research for the future is on the inner side, on the spiritual side.
~By Peace Pilgrim ~


We don't have too much ritual in our life anymore. And these life symbols which people rely on to keep their feeling of well being, that life is not too bad after all are required more and more.
~By John Hench ~


There is a spiritual hunger in the world today - and it cannot be satisfied by better cars on longer credit terms.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions.
~By Emanuel Swedenborg ~


The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
~By Francis Schaeffer ~


A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.
~By Thomas Merton ~


I used to be married to a woman who pursued every spiritual trend with tremendous passion and dragged me along. I don't believe in anything. I'd seen mediums and readers.
~By Harold Ramis ~


Part of the advantage, and part of the result of trying to be a producer and director, are the practical things, you find. It's so advantageous to go to a place that you already have a feel for, a literal and spiritual familiarity.
~By Campbell Scott ~


All four elements were happening in equal measure - the cuisine, the wine, the service, and the overall ambience. It taught me that dining could happen at a spiritual level.
~By Charlie Trotter ~


I've found a more personal, pagan kind of religion to satisfy the spiritual side of things.
~By Julian Clary ~


Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
~By Dan Brown ~


The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
~By Simone Weil ~


I'm exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me, rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator.
~By Galen Rowell ~


There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war.
~By John Foster Dulles ~


Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
~By Charles Bukowski ~


I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism, and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow, because it is so grounded in legalism, and adherence to rituals.
~By Fred Melamed ~


Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.
~By Clare Boothe Luce ~


Many years before I had left a beautiful country and a rich nation and I returned to that country six years later to find it fundamentally changed and in a state of upheaval, and in great spiritual and material need.
~By Fritz Sauckel ~


Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Me, I'm spiritually retarded, I need to be knee deep in water with a fly rod in my hands, that's about as close to God as I get.
~By Steve Earle ~


Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.
~By Camille Paglia ~


What happens is that people who are very religious but who are not in touch with reality, cannot be spiritual.
~By Keith Miller ~


What is it in you that brings you to a spiritual teacher in the first place? It's not the spirit in you, since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek. No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher.
~By Ken Wilber ~


But now I'm getting that spiritual motivation to visit Africa.
~By Dennis Brown ~


I'm studying Kabbalah, which is really the essence of Jewish spirituality.
~By Sandra Bernhard ~


The great mistake these people make is that they go to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians before securing their physical.
~By George Crook ~


When we have spiritual reading at meals, when we have the rosary at night, when we have study groups, forums, when we go out to distribute literature at meetings, or sell it on the street corners, Christ is there with us.
~By Dorothy Day ~


To have dominion by religion, is to have dominion over men's souls, thus over their very spiritual life, and to use the Divine things, which are in their religion, as the means.
~By Emanuel Swedenborg ~


I also pray for favor and His anointing on my life and ministry that I might have spiritual blessing when I minister to people. They're my principal prayers; I don't have a prayer list that I go down.
~By Pat Robertson ~


I'm a spiritual person, I'm an America, I'm a Jew, and all of those things influence every breath I take, everywhere I go.
~By Mandy Patinkin ~


I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
~By Joan Jett ~


I believe that dance communicates man's deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written.
~By Ted Shawn ~


The spiritual path - is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.
~By Marianne Williamson ~

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