Spirit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Spirit

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Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
~By Charles Dickens ~


My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect.
~By Ellen Willis ~


I can't explain it, but spiritually it makes sense - though I don't understand how it does make sense.
~By Kevin McDonald ~


They who grasp the world, The Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, Must pay with deepest misery of spirit, Atoning unto God for a brief brightness.
~By Stephen Phillips ~


I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.
~By Bill Hicks ~


Catholic schools prepare every student to meet the challenges of their future by developing their mind, yes, but also their body and their soul and spirit.
~By David Vitter ~


I'm not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the church.
~By Shaun Cassidy ~


What you feel spiritually. I think a lot of that has to do with it. If you have no spiritual life, chances are everything is going to aggravate you, you're going to fly off the handle at everything and that's what I did in the past. I've kind of got that under control now.
~By Mike Ditka ~


Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning.
~By Walter Gropius ~


Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


Dissents are appeals to the brooding spirit of the law, to the intelligence of another day.
~By Charles Evans Hughes ~


Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.
~By Morihei Ueshiba ~


I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
~By Neale Donald Walsch ~


If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles and followers of Jesus Christ, trusting not in man but in the living God, he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan, and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.
~By Adam Clarke ~


I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen anyone to be the chief of this country, it is myself.
~By Sitting Bull ~


When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.
~By Carlos Santana ~


Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of love into the desert? It is a frightening and sacred moment. There is no return. One's life is charged forever. It is the fire that gives us our shape.
~By Mary Richards ~


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 ~


I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'.
~By Edith Stein ~


The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire.
~By David Brainerd ~


Strong efforts may be made to deny the place, to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things will break through that silence.
~By John Haynes ~


Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
~By Ada Cambridge ~


I'm a free spirit; more people should become free spirits.
~By Mark Roberts ~


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
~By Florence Scovel Shinn ~


Meanwhile the Church more and more provided for the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, by practically chaining His influence to the hierarchy and the sacraments.
~By Robert Rainy ~


What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
~By Robert Southey ~


Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage.
~By Jose Bergaman ~


I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
~By Chief Joseph ~


This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.
~By Benjamin Harrison ~


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 ~


It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
~By Voltaire ~


After the break up of the municipality and the loss of his income my father lost health and spirits.
~By Catherine Helen Spence ~


Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.
~By Robertson Davies ~


Emerson then incarnated the moral optimism, the progress, and the energy of the American spirit.
~By Howard Mumford Jones ~


I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
~By Charles Spurgeon ~


Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


We're nondenominational. I come from Northern Ireland, and we've had religious wars for years. I didn't want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God. So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show.
~By Roma Downey ~


Took us a great amount of strength to get them into the world, and for them to be in the world. I think that their little spirits, you know, just said, well, we're going to be there. So it makes it very special because of it.
~By Cheryl Tiegs ~


A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.
~By Kim Jong Il ~


Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment.
~By Morihei Ueshiba ~


The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~


The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.
~By Orson Pratt ~


You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven.
~By Charles Simeon ~


No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
~By Helen Keller ~


I will play my part by singing the spirit into every open heart.
~By Bobby Womack ~


My friends all regarded me as a man of unsound mind because I held the view that my wife was with me in spirit always. I have lived with her spirit guiding me every day and she is with me now as I write this letter, and helps me to do as I am now doing.
~By Alex Campbell ~


God is concerned with nations, but nations also need to be concerned with God. No nation can have a monopoly on God, but God will bless any nation whose people seek and honor His will as revealed by Christ and declared through the Holy Spirit.
~By John Haggai ~


Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world.
~By Hans Hofmann ~


Now, I think that in acknowledging that every individual Member of Parliament and indeed every individual member of the Labour Party, has rights to express their view in a spirit of tolerance.
~By Ron Davies ~


A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche.
~By George Crumb ~


I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits.
~By J. Carter Brown ~


Of my own spirit let me be in sole though feeble mastery.
~By Sara Teasdale ~


If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious.
~By Neale Donald Walsch ~


Only a spiritual being has awareness.
~By Chick Corea ~


I incline to an aristocratic republic. This would satisfy the ambitious spirit among our people. We shall learn from the historic mistakes of others in the same way as we learn from our own; for we are a modern nation and wish to be the most modern in the world.
~By Theodor Herzl ~


I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself.
~By Alison Bechdel ~


If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


I have been committed to carrying out my duties... in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.
~By Samuel Alito ~


I deal with this spiritual issue every day - either shooting or processing or sorting or discussing or having conversations - I'm in constant contact with it.
~By Leonard Nimoy ~


It's more about conception and touch and spirit and soul than whether my hardware was in place.
~By Pat Metheny ~


When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
~By Patrick Henry ~


If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race.
~By Abraham Cahan ~


Spiritual beings, either from the beginning or soon thereafter, become what they are to be for ever and ever.
~By Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ~


For me, the other thing is not just a strong sense of spirituality.
~By Peabo Bryson ~


For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.
~By Joyce Cary ~


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 ~


The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit.
~By William Proxmire ~


Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth.
~By Edith Hamilton ~


A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?
~By Hugh Mackay ~


The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


We've managed to keep a spirit of fun, I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting angles to the ways of life to put on the stage.
~By Adolph Green ~


When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past, Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help. The compassionate response to the fires has proven that this community spirit is alive and well.
~By Randy Neugebauer ~


My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense.
~By Polly Toynbee ~


Now Herod was an active man, and soon found proper materials for his active spirit to work upon.
~By Flavius Josephus ~


There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.
~By Titus Livius ~


Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man, they have wider connections.
~By Matthew Simpson ~


It was not simply out of a spirit of contradiction that I exposed a light source to magnetic forces. The idea came to me during an investigation of the effect discovered by Kerr on light reflected by magnetic mirrors.
~By Pieter Zeeman ~


Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


I do feel we can create more jobs and opportunities for Jersey City residents, but in the spirit of free enterprise, I do not think it is right to force companies to hire a fixed percentage of local residents.
~By Vincent Frank ~


The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
~By Alan K. Simpson ~


The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
~By Lord Acton ~


But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.
~By Joshua Chamberlain ~


To me, there is spirit in a reed. It's a living thing, a weed, really, and it does contain spirit of a sort. It's really an ancient vibration.
~By Steve Lacy ~


Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.
~By George William Russell ~


I've very proud to be mayor of our great city. It's a city with a heart and a soul. Chicago has a unique spirit. Our business community wants to give back.
~By Richard M. Daley ~


Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
~By Earl Warren ~


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 ~


The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
~By Sholem Asch ~


Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
~By Ludwig van Beethoven ~


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 ~


Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
~By John Muir ~


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 ~

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