Quotes and Sayings about Spirit



"My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Islam, Spiritual)

"The epic poet collaborates with the spirit of his time in the composition of his work. That is, if he is successful; the time may refuse to work with him, but he may not refuse to work with his time."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Time, Work, Successful, May, Spirit)

"I think creativity is spiritual. I absolutely believe that."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Creativity, Spiritual)

"When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: History, Ideas, Leading, Spirits)

"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."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Authority, Country, Duty, Man, Right, Spirit, State)

"Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Love, Thought, Reality, Spirit)

"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Men, Confidence, Emotions, Man, Perceptions, Right, Spirit)

"Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Men, Creation, Fight, Force, Originality, Spirit)

"The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Life, Spirit, Universe)

"There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

"Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men."
- Herbert Baxter Adams
(Related: Men, Work, Ambition, Class, Motive, Spirit, Students, Will)

"I cried when I found out I was a finalist, I kind of went limp when they called my name. I felt like my spirit jumped out of my body, and I was just flesh - it was just amazing."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Body, Name, Spirit)

"The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Time, Spiritual, Theatre)

"No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Harm, Man, Spirit)

"I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Money, God, People, Company, Hearing, Religious, Spiritual)

"We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Age, Church, American, Grief, Now, Spirit, Zeal)

"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Eyes, Influence, Self, Spirit, Will)

"Golf is a spiritual game. It's like Zen. You have to let your mind take over."
- Amy Alcott
(Related: Golf, Mind, Spiritual, Zen)

"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."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Ethics, Rules, Spirit)

"What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake... spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer's contribution to culture."
- William Albert Allard
(Related: Work, Culture, Right, Spiritual)

"We're going to hear a lot of spirited discussion about the President's plan in the next few days and weeks and that's fine as long as everyone comes ready to talk and not just snipe, complain and argue."
- George Allen
(Related: President, Talk)

"The city of Atlanta has always had a good spirit."
- Ivan Allen
(Related: Spirit)

"Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love."
- James Allen
(Related: Love, Expression, Harmony, Law, Spiritual)

"Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Christ, Nations, Spirit, World)

"In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)

"It certainly must help us if we recognize that it is the presence of the Holy Spirit which creates a unity which we can never create."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Help, Spirit, Unity)

"Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Men, Church, Christ, Contradiction, Fact, Spirit, Spiritual, Theory)

"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."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Men, Spiritual)

"The Spirit is Love expressed towards man as redeeming love, and the Spirit is truth, and the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. Redemption is inconceivable without truth and holiness."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Love, Truth, Holiness, Man, Spirit)

"When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up-it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Religion, Science, Life, Belief, Spiritual)

"Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Men, Religion, Faith, History, People, Scientists, Spiritual, World)

"I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico... not so much the music, but the spirit."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Music, Spirit)

"I'm the kind of person who just can't wait to get on a train and not know where I'm going. I definitely want to live life to the fullest. And that's the type of man I'm attracted to - somebody with that spontaneous spirit."
- Summer Altice
(Related: Life, Man, Spirit, Want)

"From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer."
- William Ames
(Related: Religion, Faith, Love, God, Hope, Act, Hearing, Prayer, Spiritual, Word)

"Any landscape is a condition of the spirit."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Spirit)

"I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era."
- David Amram
(Related: People, Creativity, Energy, Spirit, Today)

"All of my work is based on nature. I grew up in a rural environment and living in the Bay Area allows for immediate access to wonderful natural environs. Basically nature is my Genus Loci, or the place where my spirit resides."
- Judith Anderson
(Related: Nature, Work, Environment, Living, Spirit)

"The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero."
- Maxwell Anderson
(Related: Play, Spiritual, Tragedy)

"Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Architecture, Logic, Spirit)

"I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Leader, Courage, Hope, America, Spirit, World)

"But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Temple, Building, Nothing, Spirit, Wood)

"In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Experience, Time, Body, Order, Spiritual, Spirituality)

"We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Life, Growth, Body, First, Spirit)

"Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Growth, Mothers, Spiritual)

"Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Joy, Man, Spiritual)

"All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Spirit)

"Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Faith, Hope, Past, Patience, Spirit)

"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
(Related: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)

"The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)

"Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Success, Failure, Strength, Islam)

"This truth is a remedy against spiritual pride, namely, that none should account himself better before God than others, though perhaps adorned with greater gifts, and endowments."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: God, Truth, Gifts, Pride, Spiritual)

"Greatness is a spiritual condition."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Greatness, Spiritual)

"The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity."
- Sholem Asch
(Related: Men, Creativity, Force, Labor, May, Spiritual)

"The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers for ever!"
- Sholem Asch
(Related: Spirit)

"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
(Related: Society, Soul, Heart, American, Spiritual, Will)

"O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Heart, Spirit)

"The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Virtue, Light, Spiritual)

"The soul, which is spirit, can not dwell in dust; it is carried along to dwell in the blood."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Soul, Blood, Spirit)

"The Gita is the greatest gospel of spiritual works ever yet given to the race."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Gita, Race, Spiritual)

"Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Key, Mind, Sense, Spirituality)

"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."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Religion, Thought, Hinduism, Meeting, Spiritual)

"She saw the myriad gods, and beyond God his own ineffable eternity; she saw that there were ranges of life beyond our present life, ranges of mind beyond our present mind and above these she saw the splendors of the spirit."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Life, God, Gods, Eternity, Mind, Present, Spirit)

"As we take our places in the General Assembly and at the Council meetings, let us begin all our work in the name of God, for the solution of all our problems is a spiritual one."
- Warren R. Austin
(Related: Work, God, Meetings, Name, Problems, Solution, Spiritual)

"It captures a lot of the spirit of the '50s."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Spirit)

"Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Experience, Difficulties, Man, Needs, Obstacles, Spiritual, Will)

"Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Negative, Values, Emotions, Jungle, Man, Meaning, Spiritual)

"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."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Man, Needs, Self)

"The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Genius, Nation, Spirit, Wit)

"The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Light, Spirit)

"I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Help, Holiday, Sharing, Spirit)

"Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Truth, Prayer, Spirit)

"By a great man, however, we mean a man who, because of his spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Power, Character, Gifts, Influence, Man, Result, Spiritual)

"It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Men, Power, Idea, Spirit, Will)

"It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, Bible, Spiritual, Talk, Television)

"In listing these tendencies making for a new world, we must not forget developments in the religious or spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind, where also we feel a strong unifying trend."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Feeling, Forget, Mankind, Religious, Spiritual, Thinking, World)

"The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Glory, Spirit)

"Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Work, Men, Enthusiasm, Effort, Labor)

"I'm not going to fight in the physical with physical weapons, because it's not a physical fight. I'm going to fight with spiritual weapons, cause it's a spiritual fight."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Cause, Fight, Spiritual, Weapons)

"We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that, in the end, grinds to a halt."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: End, Europe, Machine)

"Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Men, Despair, Ecstasy, Spirits)

"Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Wisdom, Spirit)

"Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit."
- Stefan Banach
(Related: Creation, Mathematics, Spirit)

"When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Poverty, Spiritual)

"Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Destiny, Meaning, Spirituality)

"It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Spirit, Understanding, Will)

"A frisky spirit makes my trombone sing."
- Chris Barber
(Related: Spirit)

"He that desireth to acquire any art or science seeketh first those means by which that art or science is obtained. If we ought to do so in things natural and earthly, how much more then in spiritual?"
- Robert Barclay
(Related: Art, Science, First, Spiritual)

"Since we have placed justification in the revelation of Jesus Christ formed and brought forth in the heart, there working his works of righteousness and bringing forth the fruits of the Spirit."
- Robert Barclay
(Related: Heart, Christ, Justification, Righteousness, Spirit)

"Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it."
- Amelia E. Barr
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Greatness, Feeling, Reason, Spiritual)

"To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Infinite, Intimacy, Spirituality, Word)

"The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Family, Nature, Patriotism, Devotion, Religious, Sight, Spirit)

"I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Work, Spirit)

"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."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Work, Spiritual)

"I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person. But I'm a spiritual person as well. I believe in creative visualization. So for me to go to America - which I find such a positive place - well, I took to it like a duck to water."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Positive, America, Spiritual, Visualization, Water)

"Faith is spiritualized imagination."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Faith, Imagination)

"I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Genius, Gods, Affliction, Man, Spiritual)

"Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Life, Music, Spiritual)

"Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Life, Music, Spiritual)

"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."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Music, Mankind, Wine)

"New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment... a place where you're least likely to be bitten by a wild goat."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Spiritual)

"This generosity that has been offered to the United States says very much about the Venezuelan spirit."
- Harry Belafonte
(Related: Generosity, Spirit, states, United)

"Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one."
- Nikolai Berdyaev
(Related: Question, Spiritual)

"I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy."
- Alban Berg
(Related: Love, Music, Friendship, Joy, Spiritual, World)

"Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage."
- Jose Bergaman
(Related: Cause, Drinking, Spirits, Spiritual)

"The decision violates both the letter and spirit of the law."
- Philip E. Berger
(Related: Decision, Law, Spirit)

"Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Freedom, Perceptions, Spirit)

"The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect."
- Luciano Berio
(Related: Music, Consciousness, Intellect, Obvious, Spiritual)

"War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood."
- Alexander Berkman
(Related: War, Courage, Spirit)

"I'm studying Kabbalah, which is really the essence of Jewish spirituality."
- Sandra Bernhard
(Related: Spirituality)

"Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: God, Connection, Spirituality)

"Do no dishonour to the earth least you dishonour the spirit of man."
- Henry Beston
(Related: Earth, Man, Spirit)

"All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Purpose, Spiritual)

"What they're not doing is marketing the Dead Kennedys in the spirit of what the band stood for."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Marketing, Spirit)

"After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth."
- John Biddle
(Related: God, Truth, Knowledge, Opinion, Principles, Reason, Scripture, Spirit)

"Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)

"Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Life, Body, Spiritual)

"My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Home, Spirit)

"There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits, and I've played up to that a bit in interviews."
- Bjork
(Related: Spirits)

"To ignore one's spiritual self is unsettling, to say the least. That's a very profound outlook on it."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Self, Spiritual)

"The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Men, Nature, Science, Difficulty, Materialism, Spirits)

"It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Nature, Belief, Acceptance, Existence, Rejection, Spirits, Theory, Unbelief, Unity)

"But the first differentiation of its reflection in the manifested World is purely Spiritual, and the Beings generated in it are not endowed with a consciousness that has any relation to the one we conceive of."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Consciousness, First, Reflection, Spiritual, World)

"Once in a while you start having second thoughts, then you read a letter from someone that lifts your spirits so much - it really makes a huge difference. I love reading them."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Difference, Reading, Spirits)

"The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Home, America, Spirit)

"If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Work, Spirit)

"A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Character, Discovery, Journey, Man, Play, Spiritual)

"Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they're so graceful. Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Strength, Spirits)

"We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Love, Liberty, Population, Spirit, World)

"No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Experience, American, Spirit)

"The secular world is more spiritual than it thinks, just as the ecclesiastical world is more materialist than it cares to acknowledge."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Spiritual, World)

"I began to see that my problems, seen spiritually, were really my soul's plusses."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Soul, Problems)

"You can't break my spirit, it's my dreams you take."
- James Blunt
(Related: Dreams, Spirit)

"The spirit and determination of the people to chart their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Power, People, Determination, Destiny, Spirit)

"For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Growth, Beer, Spirits, Wine)

"The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Perseverance, Obstacles, Overcoming, Spirit, Vote)

"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Spirit, Will, World)

"It is during difficult times like this that the true American spirit reveals itself. I am not talking only of the response of local, state, and federal governments, although they will each play an extremely important role in this effort."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: American, Effort, Play, Spirit, State, Talking, Will)

"Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity to attain what is most required and desired by such a spirit as I am a slave to."
- Edwin Booth
(Related: Actor, Fate, Spirit)

"Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Gods, Catastrophes, Despair, Spirits, Supernatural)

"Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit."
- Frank Borman
(Related: Exploration, Spirit)

"Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Innovation, Philosophy, Spirit)

"Speaking for myself, my very integrity as a human being needs to include my freedom to explore who I am both spiritually and sexually. Not just to explore - but to practice."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Being, Freedom, Integrity, Needs, Practice)

"I had to go. A spirit in my feet said 'Go,' and I went."
- Mathew Brady
(Related: Feet, Spirit)

"A spirit in my feet said go, and I went."
- Matthew Brady
(Related: Feet, Spirit)

"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."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Comfort, Desire, Nothing, Space, Spiritual, World)

"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."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Nature, Soul, Athens, Existence, Future, Man, Rome, Spiritual, State)

"When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Body, Eyes, Fish, Reality, Spirit, Want, Water)

"There are a number of steps that we can take to reinvigorate and rebuild the economic and the physical infrastructure of our country and then to rebuild us, frankly, on a spiritual level."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Country, Spiritual)

"I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: America, Confidence, Key, Needs, Spiritual, Tomorrow)

"Grace is available for each of us every day - our spiritual daily bread - but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Heart, Day, Grace, Spiritual, Tomorrow, Will, Worry)

"But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Songs, Spirit, Writing)

"One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Gold, Spirit)

"Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Marriage, Spiritual)

"Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is."
- James Broughton
(Related: Poetry, Ecstasy, Practice, Spiritual)

"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."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Power, Women, Gods, Spiritual, Today, World, Years)

"I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Work, Life, Progress, Quest, Questions, Spiritual, Will)

"But now I'm getting that spiritual motivation to visit Africa."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Motivation, Now, Spiritual, Visit)

"I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: Music, Poetry, Spirits)

"Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that."
- James Brown
(Related: Family, Forget, Needs, Spiritual, Struggle)

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Life, Action, Fight, Slavery)

"We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit."
- Tom Brown, Jr.
(Related: Courage, Cleverness, Spirit, Will)

"A spirit is, like, your mother, my dad, who've made it. They can come around, but they come around in a loving way because they've already made it to God. Most people make it."
- Sylvia Browne
(Related: God, Dad, Mother, People, Spirit)

"Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith."
- Paul Brunton
(Related: Faith, Cure, Sight, Spiritual, Worry)

"When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Spirits)

"When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Thoughts, Excellence, Spirit)

"If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?"
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Body, Man, Spirit, Will)

"Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Science, Heart, Evolution, Mind, Name, Spiritual)

"For me, the other thing is not just a strong sense of spirituality."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Sense, Spirituality)

"I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Talent, Being, Gifts, Light, Spiritual)

"Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Time, Heart, Now, Spirit, Want)

"Religion can be both good and bad - it is spirituality that counts."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Religion, Spirituality)

"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life."
- Buddha
(Related: Life, Men, Fire, Spiritual)

"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."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Kitchen, Man, Spiritual)

"Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Man, Sight, Spirit)

"If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man, he would have made me so in the first place."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: First, Man, Spirit)

"I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen anyone to be the chief of this country, it is myself."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Country, Spirit, Want)

"I am here by the will of the Great Spirit, and by his will I am chief."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Spirit, Will)

"I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: First, Man, Spirit)

"The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Building, Conversation, Man, Observation, Spirit)

"For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Constitution, Country, Desire, Duty, Spirit, Will)

"Mutual forbearance and reciprocal concessions: thro' their agency the Union was established - the patriotic spirit from which they emanated will forever sustain it."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Spirit, Will)

"A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: People, Innovation, Posterity, Result, Spirit, Temper, Will)

"Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Business, Ideas, Fun, Spirit)

"The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Man, Spirit)

"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."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Dreams, Care, Killing, Magic, Man, Nation, Spirits)

"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Knowledge, Fact, Smile, Spiritual)

"We must maintain strong defenses, military and spiritual."
- Prescott Bush
(Related: Military, Spiritual)

"To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise."
- Vannevar Bush
(Related: Science, Fact, May, Spirit)

"Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Consciousness, Devil, Force, Man, Possession, Spirits, Thinking, Will)

"A musician has to find a way to make his music mean something special - spiritually or however you can."
- Charlie Byrd
(Related: Music)

"I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Chicago, Community, Confidence, Future, Spirit)

"There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Religion, Doubt, Spirit)

"It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Time, Agitation, Spirits)

"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."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Life, People, Measure, Race, Spiritual)

"There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence."
- John Calvin
(Related: Intelligence, Confidence, Spirit)

"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."
- Ada Cambridge
(Related: Blind, Eyes, Justice, Law, Spirit)

"Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: Food, Christian, Bible, Spiritual, Vow)

"However, if we examine the Canadian scene closely enough, we can see signs of this physical and spiritual rot settling into a number of our Canadian urban centres with a troubling spill-over into many of our more rural areas."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Spiritual)

"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."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Wife, Day, Friends, Man, Mind, Now, Spirit)

"When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Love, Marriage, People, Disappointment, End, Identity, Spiritual)

"Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Country, First, Generosity, Spirit)

"It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Money, People, Snobbery, Spiritual)

"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Money, People, Snobbery, Spiritual)

"The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that's a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: People, Competition, Pressure, Rivalry, Spirit)

"You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea - O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Age, Idea, End, Spirit, World)

"The spiritual is the parent of the practical."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Spiritual)

"There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastness, the wildness."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Spirit)

"Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Peace, Religion, Strength, Light, Man, Spiritual)

"While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Life, Amusement, Danger, Harmony, Joy, Laughter, Learning, Spirit, Wit)

"Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it."
- Aaron Carter
(Related: Music, Hope, Effect, Spirits, Will)

"For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Happiness, Life, Survival, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Spiritual)

"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.'"
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Strength, Ceremony, Nation, Principles, School, Spiritual)

"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."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Change, Creation, Evil, Insecurity, Man, Spirit, World)

"My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious, etc. beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage."
- Ed Case
(Related: Marriage, Beliefs, Religious, Spiritual)

"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."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Religion, Experience, Faith, God, Church, Connection, Reason, Spiritual)

"To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that."
- Carlos Castaneda
(Related: Men, Power, Act, Revolution, Spirit, Water)

"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."
- Ana Castillo
(Related: Mother, Being, Man, Sexuality, Spirituality, Talk)

"In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Mother, Thought, Being, Help, Spirit, Suffering)

"You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Art, Nature, Strength, Nothing, Order, Spirit)

"The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed."
- Bennett Cerf
(Related: Laughter, Spirit)

"A person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed."
- Bennett Cerf
(Related: Laughter, Spirit)

"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."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Dreams, Men, Action, Purpose, Thoughts, Ideals, May, Spirits, Will)

"We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: Power, War, Causes, Collaboration, Spirit, Trying, Will)

"It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: People, Spiritual)

"When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, "I can't.""
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: God, Question, Spirit)

"The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there."
- Chanakya
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Spiritual)

"In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet."
- Lord Chandos
(Related: Business, Agreement, Balance, Reputation, Spirit)

"There isn't much in the way of pure communist spirit, because the whole nation seems to be engaged in capitalistic enterprises. Much of the country still operates under government control."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Government, Control, Country, Nation, Spirit)

"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Conflict, Difficulties, Spirit)

"Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Superiority, Spiritual, Tyranny)

"God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Life, God, Books, Past, Spiritual)

"The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has not found but must forever seek as an Ideal."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Energy, Spirit, Youth)

"Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height."
- George Chapman
(Related: Greatness, Spirits)

"Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition - forget fatigue - till, by the strength of prayer and sacrifice, the spirit of love shall have overcome ."
- Maria W. Chapman
(Related: Love, Sacrifice, Strength, Fatigue, Forget, Opposition, Prayer, Spirit, Yield)

"It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state."
- Rene Char
(Related: Actions, Spirit, State, Words)

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Experience, Spiritual)

"Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution."
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Love, Blood, Energy, Evolution, Spiritual)

"You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience."
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Experience, Being, Spiritual)

"Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Faith, Fact, Spirit)

"Oh, if I could put some of my reckless spirit into these discreet cautious lazy men!"
- Mary Chesnut
(Related: Spirit)

"Coincidences are spiritual puns."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Spiritual)

"Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Being, Spirit)

"It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong; the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can be overcome by physical means."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Mistake, Evil, Fight, Right, Spiritual, Wickedness, Wrong)

"If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Conviction, Expression, Song, Spirit, Writing)

"Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: God, Heart, Ideas, Beliefs, Consciousness, May, Mind, Spiritual, Thinking, Will)

"I don't want to be daft and say I had some spiritual awakening or something, but I really did come of age in Los Angeles, where we recorded the album. I had my own little house and my own little circle and I really got to feel how the city ticks."
- Melanie Chisholm
(Related: Age, Spiritual, Want)

"We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Change, Death, Being, Expression, Sickness, Spirit, Victims)

"Women must be the spokesmen for a new humanity arising out of the reconciliation of spirit and body."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Women, Body, Humanity, Spirit)

"As I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I have come to know through the power of the Spirit of God, that these books contain the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Power, God, Bible, Books, Christ, Mormon, Spirit)

"The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Self, Spirit, Will)

"Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord, his history is an account of what he saw and heard; and, being influenced by the Holy Spirit, his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: History, Being, Credibility, Spirit)

"The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy Spirit into the minds of faithful men, called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament; and Evangelists and Apostles in the New."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Men, Old, Spirit, Words)

"And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot be seen by the eye of man: nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Experience, Eye, Reason, Spirit)

"If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God: his Spirit will say in your hearts, Well done, good and faithful servants."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Honor, Spirit, Will)

"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."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Work, God, Christ, Followers, Living, Man, Satan, Sin, Spirit, Will)

"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."
- John Henrik Clarke
(Related: Religion, People, Control, Spirituality)

"My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people."
- John Henrik Clarke
(Related: Imagination, God, People, Spiritual)

"I've found a more personal, pagan kind of religion to satisfy the spiritual side of things."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Religion, Spiritual)

"For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Faith, Men, Trust, Courage, Ethics, Mankind, Now, Past, Sight, Spirit, Tolerance, Will)

"There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday."
- John Clayton
(Related: Beauty, People, Positive, Christian, Holiday, May, Spirit, Thanksgiving)

"Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited."
- John Cleese
(Related: Comedy)

"Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: Open, Spirit, Will)

"The word spiritual, not the word religious, is the key."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Key, Religious, Spiritual, Word)

"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."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Music, Life, Answers, Spiritual)

"No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Law, Man, Spirit)

"The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty."
- William Cobbett
(Related: People, Press, Spirits, Trade)

"I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit."
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Related: Business, Travel, Adventure, Flying, Mind, Spirit, State, World)

"Australia and Canada were settled by adventurers, they had to break new ground. I think that is indelibly etched on our cultural spirit."
- Tom Cochrane
(Related: Canada, Spirit)

"One of the most extraordinary things about being a spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Time, Being, Privilege, Spiritual)

"A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference, and the spiritual glorification of difference, as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Life, People, Awareness, Difference, Justification, Spiritual)

"Thus, only in a hopeful and confident temper, in a proud and constructive spirit, will we rescue the present and safeguard the future of our beloved country."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Country, Future, Present, Spirit, Temper, Will)

"Let us never forget that terrorism at its heart, at its evil heart, is a psychological war. It endeavors to break the spirit and the resolve of those it attacks by creating a lose-lose situation."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: War, Heart, Evil, Forget, Spirit, Terrorism)

"Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That's applicable to any kind of depression."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Body, Depression, Help, Meditation, Mind, Spirit, Suicide)

"These are challenging times at home and around the world. We will have to work together in a bipartisan spirit and with our international partners if we are going to achieve progress and peace now and for future generations."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Home, Peace, Work, Progress, Future, Generations, Now, Spirit, Will, World)

"If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!"
- James Connolly
(Related: Force, Spirit, Will)

"Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: God, Failure, Humanity, Spirit)

"We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Power, Spiritual)

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Peace, Time, Christmas, Goodwill, Mercy, Mind, Spirit, State)

"So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning."
- Aaron Copland
(Related: Music, Living, Meaning, Spirit, Will)

"Only a spiritual being has awareness."
- Chick Corea
(Related: Awareness, Being, Spiritual)

"I've always been spiritual but I've never had a proper context, and it took me awhile to find the proper context. It's hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want... and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: God, Now, Punk, Spiritual, Want)

"Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Nature, Quality, Deceit, Spirits, Woman)

"Pope John Paul II brought hope to all corners of the world, to people of all faiths and backgrounds, with his powerful belief in the human spirit."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: People, Belief, Hope, Spirit, World)

"The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Age, Property, Race, Spirit)

"If you don't have a spiritual practice in place when times are good, you can't expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Crisis, Practice, Spiritual)

"Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Love, Peace, Courage, Greatness, Hope, Country, Day, Dignity, Gallantry, Heaven, Hell, Spirit, Will)

"It's really a grand old, legendary theatre where the spirits of like Judy Garland and all these great performers have been. The clubs are way more underground."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Old, Spirits, Theatre)

"The great mistake these people make is that they go to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians before securing their physical."
- George Crook
(Related: Mistake, People, Spiritual, Welfare)

"It's more like can I build a group of characters and can I tell some universal truths that feel real and aren't formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by who've told American stories that were personal and universal as well."
- Cameron Crowe
(Related: American, Spirit)

"I cannot but think that it would be a great step if mankind could familiarise themselves with the idea that they are spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh re spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh."
- Catherine Crowe
(Related: Time, Idea, Mankind, Spirits)

"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."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Composers, Spiritual)

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: God, Dream, Day, Infinite, Sky, Spirits, Trees)

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Experience, Curiosity, Delight, Risk, Spirit, Wonder)

"The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Anxiety, Calamity, Effect, Emotions, Spirits, Uncertainty)

"Art is spiritual."
- John Cusack
(Related: Art, Spiritual)

"The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Food, Sex, Americans, Spirit)

"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."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Soul, Heart, Chicago, Community, Spirit)

"The spirit of the Olympic movement is great for young people because it teaches them about the training and discipline required to compete. Even if they don't make the teams, they can rededicate their lives to the art of sport, discipline, and physical fitness."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Art, Fitness, People, Discipline, Spirit, Training)

"The stock market can be down, but the stock market is not an indication of where people's spirits and enthusiam are, and where their intellectual energy is."
- James Daly
(Related: People, Energy, Spirits)

"Ireland. Great for the spirit - very bad for the body."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Body, Ireland, Spirit)

"The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Policy, Failure, Optimism, Ambition, American, Future, Jobs, Now, Prosperity, Risk, Risk-taking, Spirit)

"By one Spirit we are all baptised into one body."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Body, Spirit)

"The presence of the Holy Spirit is the keystone of all our hopes."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Spirit)

"What I believe in touches many aspects of religious and spiritual thought. Mainly I'm influenced and inspired by the eastern yogi's aspect of mysticism, Which is, I think, the future."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Thought, Future, Religious, Spiritual)

"I think there's been a big problem between religion, or organized religion, and spirituality."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Religion, Spirituality)

"A lot of people that embark on spiritual endeavors tended to, especially in the '60s and '70s, they tended to give up what they had before and cut themselves off from their lives, previous life as it were. But, I don't think that one should do that."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Life, People, Spiritual)

"The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Age, Experience, Reading, Spirit, Spiritual)

"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."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Art, Belief, Literary, Spirit)

"I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Canada, Country, Desire, Present, Spirit, World)

"Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Canada, Spiritual)

"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."
- Ron Davies
(Related: Rights, Now, Parliament, Party, Spirit, Tolerance)

"This campaign was special because we always kept the challenger mentality we had from the start. We managed to keep the against-all-odds, can-do spirit that kept us going when no one thought we could win."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Thought, Spirit)

"The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Religious, Solution, Spiritual)

"Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Society, Ideals, Loyalty, Principles, Spiritual)

"The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment, the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control the aggressive dynamism of nationalism."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Control, Idealism, Nationalism, Nations, Spirit, United)

"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."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Christ, Literature, Meetings, Night, Reading, Spiritual, Study)

"A lot has happened since Dr. King left us. He probably wouldn't recognize the landscape if he saw it, but I still believe he would still have the same spiritual faith and also faith in us as people - not only people in our nation, but people in the world."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Faith, People, Nation, Spiritual, World)

"Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation."
- Margaret Deland
(Related: Virtue, Common sense, Self, Spiritual)

"Punishment cannot heal spirits, can only break them."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Punishment, Spirits)

"You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Actions, Man, Spirit)

"Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate."
- John Denham
(Related: Poetry, Language, Spirit, Will)

"We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Spiritual, Universe, Voice)

"There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Love, Life, Dying, Living, Questions, Spirit, Value, Worth)

"Men have to descend from their pedestal and learn how to be more broadminded and spiritual."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Men, Spiritual)

"I'm aware that people I have loved and have died and are in the spirit world looking after me."
- Princess Diana
(Related: People, Spirit, World)

"I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Spirit)

"I have a spiritual advisor I call up, when I just feel lost. Lately, I've been talking to God. I developed this dialogue in rehab, this dialogue with God, and every day I talk to God."
- Andy Dick
(Related: God, Day, Spiritual, Talk, Talking)

"Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Credit, Man, May, Spirits, Temper)

"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."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Home, Name, Spirit, Word)

"He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Poor, Spirit, Words)

"I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly, because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept. But excellence is a competitive notion, and that is not what we are heading for: we are heading for perfection."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Excellence, Perfection, Spirit)

"There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Energy, Spiritual, Wind)

"Thus, in accordance with the spirit of the Historical School, knowledge of the principles of the human world falls within that world itself, and the human sciences form an independent system."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Knowledge, Principles, School, Spirit, World)

"Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit and disregard the totality of human nature."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Reality, Spirit, Theory)

"Talking up a storm about food is so easy for me, it's second nature."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Nature, Talking)

"We are offering to the American public a line of delicious Italian-American foods. They will be available through the Internet, shopping networks and national store distribution."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: American, Internet, Public, Will)

"There really is a camaraderie among chefs and a willingness to help out whenever we can."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Help)

"The 1,000 tasting portions were to be served over a period of six hours, starting at noon, so we would have to prep those another way, to keep them as fresh as possible."
- Rocco DiSpirito
"Mama is slowly getting better. So many people are so fond of her."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: People)

"Just over 800 people were gathered around the cooking stage, all eager to learn about my five-minute flavor cooking. The demonstration had to be done right then and there, in front of everyone."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: People, Cooking, Right)

"It's a very, very difficult space to operate in, the restaurant business-it requires a lot of human beings to intersect at just the right place to make it all work out."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Work, Business, Right, Space)

"It is important to experiment and endlessly seek after creating the best possible flavors when preparing foods. That means not being afraid to experiment with various ingredients."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Being)

"In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks, that it's noble toil and that it is hard."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Work, Fact)

"I was pleasantly surprised after the book came out. It was like, hey, the home team put down a nice score."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Home)

"At times, it was an incredible blessing to have all the attention; at times it was a logistical nightmare."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Attention)

"There are many great wine producers from all over the world making fantastic wines. Italian wines especially are making an enormous comeback after sometimes being labeled as inexpensive jug wines."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Being, Wine, World)

"I was on the show previously as a guest host, so I had a little practice."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Guest, Practice)

"After guest appearances, I got the offer to do the show as the successor of Arthur Schwartz. It's so much fun."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Fun, Guest)

"As a restaurateur, my job is to basically control the chaos and the drama. There's always going to be chaos in the restaurant business."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Business, Control, Chaos, Drama, Job)

"Be curious, learn and read as much as you can about food. Don't worry about making money. Focus on learning at various venues before you settle down for a steady position."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Money, Focus, Learning, Worry)

"Flavor Five is a book with recipes using five ingredients to possibly be cooked in just five minutes. It will be very user-friendly for the home cook on the run."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Home, Will)

"I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Knowledge, Wealth, Taste, Understanding)

"I can now focus on a huge audience through TV, books, cookware and foods."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Books, Focus, Now)

"I definitely think there was some overacting on the part of the customers and the wait staff. The people who came in during the shooting were clearly there to have a moment on television, and that's fine."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: People, Television)

"I wanted to share my life story and honor my roots. I am very proud of my family and mother."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Family, Life, Mother, Honor)

"You have to stick out the toughness of the business and form relationships with the people in it."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Business, People, Relationships)

"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."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Life, Control, Now, Past, Spiritual)

"Our people can draw on the tremendous strides made in recent years, not only in terms of advancing themselves spiritually and materially, but also in having weathered social and economic turbulence, triggered, in the main, by factors not of their own creation."
- Denzil Douglas
(Related: People, Creation, Years)

"Being true to yourself really means being true to all the complexities of the human spirit."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Being, Spirit)

"One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who've gone before and those who will come, and that there is a community of spirits."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Community, Eternity, Spirits, Will)

"If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Trust, Choice, Spirit, Want)

"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."
- Roma Downey
(Related: God, Illusion, Ireland, Religious, Spiritual, Want, Years)

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
- Henry Drummond
(Related: Life, Love, Moments, Spirit, Will)

"For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: History, Nature, Illness, Myths, Spirits)

"Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres."
- John Dryden
(Related: Body, Shame, Spirit)

"The rest of us are still trying to find ways to live in the world with spirit-ual values. Myself included. We've learned certain skills, we've learned to prevail somewhat, but we've not made it over the mountain."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Values, Rest, Spirit, Trying, World)

"I think we have to be careful about what we label as a prerequisite for spirituality. I don't think you have to know a lot to have a spiritual life, but knowing gives life richness."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Life, Richness, Spiritual, Spirituality)

"I feel it most in my work, because there aren't roles about women who are spiritually evolving. That anyone would even write something like that, something that's worth doing, would be a miracle!"
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Women, Work, Worth)

"When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album."
- George Duke
(Related: Creativity, Hope, Earth, Mind, Spirit, Will, Word)

"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."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Men, Peace, War, Mankind, Spiritual, Will)

"The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: American, Ballet, Body, Grace, School, Spirit, Walking)

"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."
- Steve Earle
(Related: God, Deep, Water)

"Nearness to nature... keeps the spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt and in touch with the unseen powers."
- Charles Alexander Eastman
(Related: Nature, Spirit)

"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."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Men, Religion, Inconsistency, Spiritual)

"The red man divided mind into two parts, - the spiritual mind and the physical mind."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Man, Mind, Spiritual)

"Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Deed, Meaning, Names, Religious, Spirit)

"The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Nature, Character, Fire, Spiritual, Water, Wind)

"Remember, that of all the elements that comprise a human being, the most important, the most essential, the one that will sustain, transcend, overcome and vanquish obstacles is - Spirit!"
- Buddy Ebsen
(Related: Being, Obstacles, Will)

"Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Happiness, Love, Truth, Mankind, Spiritual)

"Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Spirit)

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Religion, Admiration, Mind, Spirit)

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Opposition, Spirits)

"The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Strength, Wealth, Man, Nation, Spirit, Spiritual)

"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Men, Women, America, Blood, Dissent, Doctrine, May, Spirit)

"Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur."
- Alfred Eisenstaedt
(Related: Heart, Photography, Spirit)

"Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others."
- Charles William Eliot
(Related: Thought, Development, First, Spiritual, Usefulness)

"Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Wealth, Excellence, Spiritual, World)

"And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being."
- Black Elk
(Related: Being, Spirit)

"Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice."
- Black Elk
(Related: Earth, Spirit, Voice)

"Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss."
- Black Elk
(Related: Men, People, Children, May, Spirit)

"I know now what this meant, that the bison were the gift of a good spirit and were our strength, but we should lose them, and from the same good spirit we must find another strength."
- Black Elk
(Related: Strength, Now, Spirit)

"It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication."
- Herb Elliott
(Related: People, Inspiration, Benefits, Dedication, Games, Spiritual)

"The Holy Spirit alone can do this, the Holy Spirit alone can establish this link with one's neighbor."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Spirit)

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature, Colors, Spirit)

"Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Fact, Spiritual, Symbol)

"Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Spirit)

"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Force, Spiritual, World)

"From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: Civilization, Day, Driving, First, Greed, Spirit)

"Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Space, Spiritual)

"Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?"
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Spirit)

"Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Heart, Spirit)

"The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Success, Dream, Disney, Land)

"The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Development, Performance, Machine, Obsession, Space, Spiritual)

"The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute, transforming everything into a brave new world, but there lingered an insecurity about the arts."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: America, Insecurity, Spirit, World)

"I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate."
- Sam Ervin
(Related: War, Sacrifice, Country, Heroism, Spirit, Tragedy)

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Life, Success, Key, Spiritual)

"I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world?"
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Change, Music, Thought, People, Deep, Spirit, Thinking, World, Writing, Youth)

"I think drugs were used by me as a way of suppressing my natural spirit."
- Marianne Faithfull
(Related: Drugs, Spirit)

"I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion."
- William Falconer
(Related: Soul, Compassion, Kindness, Man, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the idea unit."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Wife, HusbIdea, Children, Needs, Parents, Respect, Spiritual)

"They should regard me as what I am. I am a spiritual leader and teacher."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Leader, Spiritual)

"And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: People, Hope, Humanity, Now, Years)

"I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Sacrifice, Soul, Compassion, Endurance, Man, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Enjoyment, Expectation, Spiritual)

"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."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Leader, Spiritual, World)

"Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they grow and bring forth after their kind."
- Charles Fillmore
(Related: Spiritual, Words)

"I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it's making money or not. I can just tell by the way it's being run and by the spirit of the workers."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Money, Being, Spirit, Workers)

"The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses."
- John Fischer
(Related: Opportunity, Body, Chance, Effort, Mind, Potential, Spirit)

"I certainly believe that being in contact with one's spirit and nurturing one's spirit is as important as nurturing one's body and mind. We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit."
- Laurence Fishburne
(Related: Being, Body, Mind, Spirit)

"The persecuting spirit has its origin... in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct."
- John Fiske
(Related: Opinions, Spirit)

"Sometimes you have to lie. One often has to distort a thing to catch its true spirit."
- Robert J. Flaherty
(Related: Lie, Spirit)

"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."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Nature, Virtue, Public, Schools, Spiritual)

"Sometimes I miss the spirit of London, but it's a very gray place."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: London, Spirit)

"The weather in England can really darken your spirits."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: England, Spirits, Weather)

"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."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Music, Spiritual)

"Be still and cool in thine own mind and spirit."
- George Fox
(Related: Mind, Spirit)

"To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Science, People, Creation, Culture, Possibilities, Spiritual, Spirituality, Study, Tradition)

"To substitute Scripture for the self-revealing Spirit is to put the dead letter in the place of the living Word."
- Sebastian Franck
(Related: Living, Scripture, Self, Spirit, Word)

"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."
- James Franco
(Related: People, Actor, Being, Clients, Giving, Help, Service, Spiritual)

"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."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Force, Jobs, Right, Spirit)

"Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Change, Heart, Action, Spirit)

"Man is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Sacrifice, Soul, Compassion, Endurance, Man, Spirit, Voice)

"Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Dreams, Being, Content, Evil, Impulses, Spirits)

"I was talking to my spiritual advisor. I got a letter from somebody who said that they were about to kill themselves, but they listened to a song of mine and it saved their lives."
- David Friedman
(Related: Song, Spiritual, Talking)

"The only currency I value is the coin of the spirit. That's very important in my life."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Life, Spirit, Value)

"Close your bodily eye, that you may see your picture first with the eye of the spirit. Then bring to light what you have seen in the darkness, that its effect may work back, from without to within."
- Caspar David Friedrich
(Related: Work, Darkness, Effect, Eye, First, Light, May, Spirit)

"I try to put the same spirit into that that I put into any other music endeavor I'm involved in."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Music, Spirit)

"The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Women, Genius, Spiritual)

"When the whole world has their eyes on you, if you say something that doesn't truly come from your spirit and your soul, or if you wear something that doesn't come from your spirit and your soul, it's an injustice to your position. And so, I'm really myself every single day and I do it because I know my fans would want me to."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Soul, Day, Eyes, Fans, Injustice, Spirit, Want, World)

"If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Heart, Old, Spirit)

"I wish I could go to the school where my close friends go, but I obviously can't. The good thing is, they're really good about inviting me to all the football games and all that stuff. So I end up having an adopted team spirit for a school I don't go to."
- David Gallagher
(Related: End, Football, Friends, Games, School, Spirit)

"The spiritual element, the really important part of religion, has no concern with Time and Space, temporary mundane laws, or conduct."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Time, Religion, Concern, Laws, Space, Spiritual)

"Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Growth, Intolerance, Spirit, Violence)

"I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Sacrifice, Living, Service, Spirit, Woman)

"Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nature, Man, Service, Spirit, Woman)

"The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Change, Heart, Democracy, Spirit)

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, History, Body, Mission, Spirits)

"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Body, Spiritual)

"Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Joy, Nothingness, Possessions, Service, Spirit)

"For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Spiritual)

"Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Being, Children, Evil, Parents, Spiritual, World)

"If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Heart, Old, Spirit)

"Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Life, Soul, People, Body, Nation, Spirit)

"Paul's the writer. Yeah, I wrote a little of that stuff, but that's just technically true. In spirit, and in essence of the truth, it doesn't matter. So I don't know, maybe I'm being foolish for not being technical. Yeah, I wrote a certain portion of the things."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Truth, Being, Spirit, Writer)

"I believe the divine is part of the world, not in a pantheistic way but by way of the movement of the Spirit."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Spirit, World)

"I like to help create team spirit in the dressing room. I feel that I've got loads of love to give."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Love, Help, Spirit)

"I have an interest in spirituality, and it opens up so many different areas of Indian life."
- Francois Gautier
(Related: Life, Interest, Spirituality)

"Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness."
- Shakti Gawain
(Related: Time, Power, Energy, Guidance, Loss, Sense, Spiritual)

"The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits."
- John Gay
(Related: Wife, Hope, Spirits)

"Most fear stems from sin; to limit one's sins, one must assuredly limit one's fear, thereby bringing more peace to one's spirit."
- Marvin Gaye
(Related: Peace, Fear, Sin, Spirit)

"After the desperate years of their own war, after six years of repression inside Spain and six years of horror in exile, these people remain intact in spirit. They are armed with a transcendent faith; they have never won, and yet they have never accepted defeat."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Faith, War, People, Defeat, Horror, Repression, Spain, Spirit, Years)

"It is in times of great tragedy when the true spirit of our wonderful country unites as one."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Country, Spirit, Tragedy)

"Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding."
- Louis Gerstner
(Related: Computers, Dreams, Love, Compassion, Machine, Spirit, Tools, Understanding)

"Life without liberty is like a body without spirit."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Body, Liberty, Spirit)

"Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Friendship, Purpose, Spirit)

"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Religion, Church, Mosque, Temple, Sons, Spirit)

"All that spirits desire, spirits attain."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Desire, Spirits)

"I was spiritually bankrupt, and when that happens, it's like a spiritual cancer afflicts you."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Cancer, Spiritual)

"But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons."
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Related: People, Creativity, Greece, Rome, Spirit)

"And so it was interesting for me to find myself very enamored of a Republican president, but Ronald Reagan was someone I thought captured the spirit of America."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Thought, America, President, Republican, Spirit)

"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."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Art, Community, Effort, Living, World)

"We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Spirit)

"With the spirit of my administration, New York City is poised for dramatic change. The era of fear has had a long enough reign."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Change, Fear, Spirit)

"Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos."
- Jackie Gleason
(Related: Dreams, Power, Life, Creativity, Cosmos, Infinite, Spirit, Waking)

"I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Family, Anger, African, Americans, Community, Film, Sleep, Spirituality)

"The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Life, Art, Sacrifice, Egotism, Giving, Spirit, Thinking)

"Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius... he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much."
- William Godwin
(Related: Genius, Learning, Spirit)

"The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Artist, Spirits)

"Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Love, Deeds, Desire, Spirit)

"It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Mistakes)

"I'm not a religious person. I'm Catholic, so I consider myself more of a spiritual person. I believe in God."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: God, Religious, Spiritual)

"Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Heaven, Poor, Spirit)

"The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation. The opening of the stone was far more interesting than the drawing that I had done on it."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: First, Spirit)

"It takes application, a fine sense of value, and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure, and this has not been the genius of the Americans."
- Paul Goodman
(Related: Genius, People, Americans, Community, Leisure, Sense, Value)

"It's about the power of design and the power of the human spirit. It's above paying anybody to do something stupid for money like reality television does - like ambushing people."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, Money, Power, People, Reality, Spirit, Television)

"I just sort of take it from a character perspective, and I don't know if he was necessarily spiritual, but I do think he had hope. He was a character that was comfortable having hope in his life, and hope is faith."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Faith, Life, Character, Hope, Perspective, Spiritual)

"Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Forgiveness, Goodness, Man, Needs, Spiritual)

"Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Discontent, Earth, Longing, Spirit, Spring)

"Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will."
- Antonio Gramsci
(Related: Optimism, Pessimism, Spirit, Will)

"Well, religion has been passed down through the years by stories people tell around the campfire. Stories about God, stories about love. Stories about good spirits and evil spirits."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Religion, Love, God, People, Evil, Spirits, Years)

"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."
- Adolph Green
(Related: Life, Fun, Satire, Spirit)

"Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty?"
- Anna Katharine Green
(Related: Beauty, Duty, Spirit)

"There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration."
- Anna Katharine Green
(Related: Beauty, Work, Admiration, Artists, Desire, Spirit, World)

"A movie is not a book. If the source material is a book, you cannot be too respectful of the book. All you owe to the book is the spirit."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Spirit)

"Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans."
- Jeff Greenfield
(Related: Eyes, Public, Republicans, Spirit, Voice)

"Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Soul, Instinct, May, Pain, Spirit, Spiritual)

"It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law."
- Pope Gregory VII
(Related: God, Church, Blind, Custom, Discretion, Eye, Help, Law, Spirit)

"To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Life, Love, Nature, Fate, Spirits)

"Pray God in the bowels of his mercy to send you his Holy Spirit; for he hath given you his great gift of utterance, if it pleased him also to open the eyes of your heart."
- Jane Grey
(Related: God, Heart, Eyes, Mercy, Open, Spirit)

"Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit."
- John Grierson
(Related: Happiness, Nothing, Philosophy, Pursuit, School, Spirit)

"There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Difference, Dying, Leading, Practice, Preparation, Spiritual)

"A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Time, Opportunity, Buddhism, Rebirth, Spiritual)

"An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Fear, Radical, Spirituality)

"Many of us who have experienced psychedelics feel very much that they are sacred tools. They open spiritual awareness."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Awareness, Open, Spiritual, Tools)

"Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning."
- Walter Gropius
(Related: Work, Meaning, Spiritual)

"The New York City Ballet is always about the realm of possibilities, the realm of what the human body can do, what the human spirit can do. And it's about listening, it's about listening to remarkable music and how we respond to that."
- John Guare
(Related: Music, Ballet, Body, Listening, Possibilities, Remarkable, Spirit)

"People go to see beautiful paintings to see how much they cost. Wow. The practical value is that it shows you what the human spirit can do."
- John Guare
(Related: People, Spirit, Value)

"The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty."
- Francois Guizot
(Related: Revolution, Liberty, Spirit)

"My book is traditional. It runs counter to the post-modern spirit."
- David Guterson
(Related: Post, Spirit)

"Poetry seems to have been eliminated as a literary genre, and installed instead, as a kind of spiritual aerobic exercise - nobody need read it, but anybody can do it."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Poetry, Exercise, Literary, Spiritual)

"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."
- John Haggai
(Related: God, People, Christ, Honor, Nation, Nations, Spirit, Will)

"Everything is vain and tortures the spirit instead of calming and satisfying it."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Spirit)

"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."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Truth, Man, Mind, Rest, Spirit, World)

"I've been a religious, spiritual person for a long time."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Time, Religious, Spiritual)

"It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Jazz, Spirit)

"The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Jazz, Spirit)

"The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Liberty, Right, Spirit)

"Don't organize in the spirit of antagonism; that should be beneath your consideration."
- Mark Hanna
(Related: Consideration, Spirit)

"That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Music, Time, Being, Freedom, Guitar, Saying, Spiritual)

"I grew up listening to spiritual music, Blind Willie Johnson and folk."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Music, Blind, Folk, Listening, Spiritual)

"The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration... Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin."
- Frank Harris
(Related: Love, Morality, Inspiration, Christian, Being, Churches, Goodness, Sin, Spirit)

"There is nothing in the genius of America more precious today than the spirit of religious and political tolerance in its application to our own people."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Genius, People, America, Nothing, Religious, Spirit, Today, Tolerance)

"In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits, and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Religion, Time, Being, Spirits)

"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."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: Government, Being, Concern, Now, Russia, Spirit)

"Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion."
- Ernie Harwell
(Related: Business, Religion, American, Baseball, Spirit)

"Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders, and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit, to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way, and to focus on their common grounds."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Focus, Leaders, Religious, Spirit, Want, World)

"137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: America, Day, Democracy, Freedom, Honor, Spirit, Years)

"Our region's economy was built upon their entrepreneurial spirit, and our economy still depends on the continued success of the enterprises they have worked so hard to create."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Success, Economy, Spirit)

"None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Events, Population, Right, Spirit)

"To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Attention, Spirit)

"This kind of prelude was succeeded by the concerto itself which he executed with a degree of spirit and firmness that no one has ever pretended to equal."
- John Hawkins
(Related: Firmness, Spirit)

"Peter Sellers was great to work with. A lovely man. A little bit crazy in that he - you know, as I say, it was hard. It was sort of balancing a very delicate spirit on a needle. You know, because you never know where he was going."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Work, Man, Spirit)

"Strong efforts may be made to deny the place, to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things will break through that silence."
- John Haynes
(Related: May, Silence, Spirit, Will)

"Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Beauty, Health, Eye, Fire, Spirits, Talk)

"Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Life, Day, Spiritual)

"I have a very open mind. I believe that there's a spirit world. I believe that there's a lot of stuff out there that we don't know about, don't want to understand, and sometimes we don't want to understand it."
- Anthony Head
(Related: Mind, Open, Spirit, Want, World)

"In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Time, Miracles, Reason, Spirit)

"There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Beauty, Cosmetics, Humility, Modesty, Purity, Spirit, Temper, Temperance)

"Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Heart, Environment, Feet, Spiritual, Surrender, Will)

"It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Loss, May, Self, Spiritual, Suffering, World)

"I wanted to share the experience of how yoga and meditation have transformed my life, how they have enabled me to observe who I am, first in my body, and then emotionally, and on to a kind of spiritual path."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, Life, Body, First, Meditation, Spiritual, Yoga)

"I think that growth and spiritual awareness come in slow increments. Sometimes you don't know it's happening."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Growth, Awareness, Spiritual)

"I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Now, Spirit, World)

"Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Spiritual)

"When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: America, American, Language, Liberty, Spirit, Youth)

"For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Truth, May, Spirit)

"The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep."
- A. P. Herbert
(Related: People, Living, Sheep, Spirit, Years)

"The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep."
- Alan Patrick Herbert
(Related: People, Living, Sheep, Spirit, Word, Years)

"It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush."
- George Herbert
(Related: Blush, Poor, Spirit)

"This means that the mind or spirit is present anywhere, because it is nowhere attached to any particular place. And it can remain present because, even when related to this or that object, it does not cling to it by reflection and thus lose its original mobility."
- Eugen Herrigel
(Related: Mind, Present, Reflection, Spirit)

"But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Leadership, Excellence, Passion, Spirit)

"We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Contemplation, Prayer, Spirit, World)

"It is true that we aspire to our ancient land. But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Land, Spirit, Want)

"The spirit in which the offer was made must of necessity contribute to improving and alleviating the situation of the Jewish people without our renouncing one iota of the great principles upon which our movement is based."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Necessity, Principles, Spirit)

"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."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Mistakes, Nation, Spirit, World)

"Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart."
- Hesiod
(Related: Heart, Children, Grief, Spirit)

"In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Creation, Spirit)

"I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Love, Truth, Laughter, Spirit)

"Just as a son, to be a son of man, must be of the same nature and spirit of his father; so with the sons of God, and so it will be with all who are born of the spirit of God."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Nature, Son, God, Father, Man, Sons, Spirit, Will)

"There was nothing then but the revelation of the spirit-of God that could make any of the Israelites understand and believe that he was their proper Messiah."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: God, Nothing, Spirit)

"The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Man, Question, Spirit)

"No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Idea, Infinite, Intellect, Man, Question, Spirit)

"Hip-Hop isn't just music, it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks! You can't just call Hip-Hop a trend!"
- Lauryn Hill
(Related: Music, Spiritual)

"The real movement of history, it turns out, is fueled not by matter but by spirit, by the will to freedom."
- Gertrude Himmelfarb
(Related: History, Freedom, Spirit, Will)

"They were very generous with me. Everybody was willing to talk about their particular accident, what they had to deal with and how they got back in touch with their competitors' spirit."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Accident, Spirit, Talk)

"What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him, I believe - as with the Holy Spirit - He looks like Jesus looked on earth."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: God, Father, Earth, Spirit)

"God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: God, Example, Spirit)

"Do you know that every unbeliever is filled with a demon spirit?"
- Benny Hinn
(Related: Spirit)

"These men were religious when the spirit of religion was buried in forms and ceremonies, and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil powers to put down all opposition, and suppress all freedom, intellectual, civil, and religious."
- Ethan A. Hitchcock
(Related: Men, Religion, Freedom, Opposition, Religious, Spirit)

"The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Death, Day, Nothing, Old, Spirit)

"Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Money, Morality, People, Heart, Belief, Body, Influence, Mind, Spirit)

"All Church power arises from the indwelling of the Spirit; therefore those in whom the Spirit dwells are the seat of Church power. But the Spirit dwells in the whole Church, and therefore the whole Church is the seat of Church power."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Power, Church, Spirit)

"The Church is everywhere represented as one. It is one body, one family, one fold, one kingdom. It is one because pervaded by one Spirit. We are all baptized into one Spirit so as to become, says the apostle, on body."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Family, Church, Body, Spirit)

"If the Church is a living body united to the same head, governed by the same laws, and pervaded by the same Spirit, it is impossible that one part should be independent of all the rest."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Church, Body, Laws, Living, Rest, Spirit, United)

"It is a thoroughly anti-christian doctrine that the Spirit of God, and therefore the life and governing power of the Church, resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Life, Power, God, People, Church, Doctrine, Spirit)

"When the great promise of the Spirit was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, it was fulfilled not in reference to the apostles only."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Day, Promise, Spirit)

"Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Power, Heart, Man, Sense, Spirit)

"Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Revolution, Ideology, Spirit)

"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."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Nature, Artist, Creation, Expression, First, Laws, Spiritual, World)

"Art is to me the glorification of the human spirit, and as such it is the cultural documentation of the time in which it is produced."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Time, Spirit)

"First, to be able to love, then to learn that body and spirit are one."
- Hugo von Hofmannsthal
(Related: Love, Body, First, Spirit)

"We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that."
- Geoffrey Holder
(Related: Fight, Profession, Quick, Spirit)

"The intellect is a cold thing and a merely intellectual idea will never stimulate thought in the same manner that a spiritual idea does."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Thought, Idea, Intellect, Spiritual, Will)

"We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Food, Spirituality)

"But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions."
- Homer
(Related: Spirit)

"Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Islam, Buddhism, First, Spiritual, Teachers, World)

"I think the Chainsaw remake is very good and captures the spirit of the original film. It's true to the tone of the original, to the point that it's almost a companion piece."
- Tobe Hooper
(Related: Film, Spirit)

"Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Dignity, Freedom, Open, Spirit)

"Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Spirit)

"Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Christmas, Nothing, Spirit, Tears)

"Dissents are appeals to the brooding spirit of the law, to the intelligence of another day."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Intelligence, Day, Law, Spirit)

"Unfortunately, you know, working in a spirit of cooperation and respect requires someone else to reach back, and I don't think that's happened and it's been disappointing because the debate in our country has become so rancorous."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Cooperation, Country, Debate, Respect, Spirit)

"Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Rights, Man, Spirit)

"In a single moment, we witnessed the worst of human behavior. And in the next, the very best of human behavior. And even more, we witnessed the tremendous spirit of Americans."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Americans, Behavior, Spirit)

"There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Spirit)

"When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth."
- William H. Hunt
(Related: Truth, Language, Meaning, Spiritual, Teaching)

"Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed."
- Alberta Hunter
(Related: Baby, Hurt, Spirit)

"I'm a very spiritual person, and proud of my Mormon roots."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Mormon, Spiritual)

"It depends on how it is done but what we are drifting into, which is that people grow up without any sense of a spiritual dimension to life, is just impoverishing."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Life, People, Sense, Spiritual)

"People know they are lacking something, they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: People, Guidance, Spiritual)

"We oppose occupation of land by force and we believe in dialogue as the method for regaining Arab rights. This is the spirit of the Great Arab Revolt."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Force, Rights, Land, Occupation, Spirit)

"In all the areas within which the spiritual life of humanity is at work, the historical epoch wherein fate has placed us is an epoch of stupendous happenings."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Life, Work, Fate, Humanity, Spiritual)

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Age, Genius, Enthusiasm, Losing, Old, Spirit)

"The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Errors, May, Spirit, Value)

"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."
- Ada Louise Huxtable
(Related: Time, Belief, Clothes, Day, Right, Spirit, Summer, World)

"The biggest problem in South Africa is that we have a disrupted timeline. Historically, politically, spiritually, economically, in people's minds, in people's heads."
- Abdullah Ibrahim
(Related: People)

"The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Society, Truth, Freedom, Spirit)

"I am a channel for the Christ spirit. The title was given to me very recently by the Godhead."
- David Icke
(Related: Christ, Spirit)

"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."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Difficulties, Fighting, Man, Saying, Spirit, Struggle, Training, Trials, Youth)

"All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Faith, Values, Spiritual, World)

"Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Age, Spirit, Will)

"LET us honour the King by cherishing respectful Sentiments concerning him; speaking of him with Affection, with Esteem and Reverence; and by promoting a like Spirit and Conduct in others."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Affection, Spirit)

"We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Environmental, Policy, Country, Day, Earth, Energy, Spirit)

"Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Expression, Revolution, Needs, Spiritual)

"Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions... Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Life, Diversity, Light, Spirit, Unity)

"Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Religious, Spirit, Value, World)

"Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Control, Corporations, End, Spirit, states, Will)

"Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?"
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: Sadness, Songs)

"Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together."
- Phil Jackson
(Related: Love, Force, Spirit)

"Dance is bigger than the physical body. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that; you're dancing spirit."
- Judith Jamison
(Related: Dance, Body, Dancing, End, Spirit)

"Dancing is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that. You're dancing spirit."
- Judith Jamison
(Related: Body, Dancing, End, Spirit)

"When Christopher and Charles passed away, I was completely depressed, I felt rejected and real down, and so Roscoe invited me because he had this spirit of compassion, and we had gone to school together, were friends and everything."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Compassion, Friends, School, Spirit)

"My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Life, Eyes, Spirituality)

"The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Country, Force, Military, Spirit)

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Spirit)

"A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Man, Quarrels, Spirit)

"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Body, Dawn, Day, Evil, Mind, Spirits, Tyranny, Will)

"So when you enjoy the beats, the rock music - maybe even toned down with an orchestra - you are enjoying the spirit of the black race. And that's what I emphasize to the students."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: Music, Race, Spirit, Students)

"And it is to rock the soul and lead the person to immorality, corruption - to forget their prayers, to forget their God. And thus the world has partaken of the spirit of the Negro race, accepting their ways."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: God, Soul, Corruption, Forget, Race, Spirit, World)

"I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Faith, Religion, People, Spirituality, Value)

"Don't be confused that my interest in religion, faith, and spirituality is driven by any sense of faith or spirituality of my own."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Faith, Religion, Interest, Sense, Spirituality)

"There is something of the freshness of mind, of the lightness of spirit in Linne which for centuries has been linked in people's minds with the mountains of Sweden and Swedish joy in nature."
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Related: Nature, People, Joy, Mind, Mountains, Spirit)

"Shaving my head was a millennium ritual, to not let it pass as just another New Year's Eve. A lot has happened to me in the last couple of years, personally and spiritually. I wanted to mark it for myself."
- Joan Jett
(Related: New year, Ritual, Years)

"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."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Nature, Science, Time, Peace, Animals, Being, Reading, Spiritual, Trying, Universe)

"My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact. If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it."
- Jewel
(Related: Goal, Spirit, Worth)

"Make sure you take the time to feed yourself with what your spirit has to offer."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Time, Spirit)

"The ego constantly competes with the spirit for control over your inner voice."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Control, Ego, Spirit, Voice)

"Your spirit is the universal voice of love - in you."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Love, Spirit, Voice)

"I do what I can to make young people understand that drugs can destroy their lives. I'm the perfect example of what people can accomplish when they have regained a sane body and spirit."
- Don Johnson
(Related: People, Body, Drugs, Example, Spirit)

"Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Faith, Life, Love, Society, America, Freedom, Israel, Spiritual)

"The Negro people of America... have cut our forests, tilled our fields, built our railroads, fought our battles, and in all of their trials they have manifested a simple faith, a grateful heart, a cheerful spirit, and an undivided loyalty ."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Faith, People, Heart, America, Loyalty, Spirit, Trials)

"When the depths are upheld by the Holy Spirit, then the reaction is Christian."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Christian, Spirit)

"Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Power, God, Being, Prayer, Sense, Spiritual, World)

"If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with our consent and cooperation, then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives, then we can do anything we ought to do, go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Power, Cooperation, Spirit)

"Emerson then incarnated the moral optimism, the progress, and the energy of the American spirit."
- Howard Mumford Jones
(Related: Progress, Optimism, American, Energy, Spirit)

"You can have financial strength, professional strength, emotional strength but for me without spiritual strength none of the rest of it matters."
- Star Jones
(Related: Financial, Strength, Rest, Spiritual)

"I was in the middle of a crossroads, which is a nice way of saying crisis, physically, emotionally and spiritually. You know the physical part. We just talked about it."
- Star Jones
(Related: Crisis, Saying)

"Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: America, Community, Destiny, Difficulty, Harmony, Spirit, Will)

"I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above, and that all people may be one people."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Men, Women, People, Hope, May, Spirit, Will)

"All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Men, Brothers, Spirit)

"General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30 days to go back home, collect all their stock, and move onto the reservation."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Home, People, Spirit)

"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."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Life, Father, Grave, Land, Spirit)

"Now Herod was an active man, and soon found proper materials for his active spirit to work upon."
- Flavius Josephus
(Related: Work, Man, Now, Spirit)

"Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Spiritual, World)

"Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Beauty, Feelings, Grace, Manners, Moderation, Spirituality)

"In the report made on behalf of the C.G.T. we affirmed that the Peace Treaty should, in accordance with the spirit of workers' organizations, lay the first foundations of the United States of Europe."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Peace, Europe, First, Spirit, states, United, Workers)

"A lot of people over the years have been doing yoga and I think even more these days are expressing an interest in it. So there are a lot of manifestations of spirituality here in town."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: People, Interest, Spirituality, Years, Yoga)

"We're spirited and spiritual... and fun follows us around."
- Naomi Judd
(Related: Fun, Spiritual)

"I always make music that is true to my spirit."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Music, Spirit)

"I learned again that the mind-body-spirit connection has to be in balance."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Balance, Connection, Mind)

"The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Europe, May, Nothing, Poor, Spiritual)

"I was unwilling to - without getting too philosophical about it - I was unwilling to structure my spirituality in the way that the church wanted me to structure it."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: Church, Spirituality)

"I have a much wider, freer view about spirituality. I feel that people need to pursue it on their own, personally. You know, let it be theirs - a personal relationship with their soul, or their God, or with their church."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: God, Soul, People, Church, Spirituality)

"One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Islam, Children, Spirit)

"The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evolution, Nothing, Right, Spiritual)

"Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Existence, Infinite, Self, Spiritual)

"The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Experience, Life, Emotion, Mind, Spirit)

"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."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evil, Evolution, Necessity, Nothing, Senses, Spiritual, World)

"The spirit becomes free only when it ceases to be a support."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Spirit, Support)

"Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Leadership, Creativity, Spirit, Students)

"The best part of one's life is the working part, the creative part. Believe me, I love to succeed... However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing."
- Garson Kanin
(Related: Life, Love, Excitement, Spiritual, Succeed)

"One cannot set out to make a work that's spiritual. What is a contemporary iconography for the spiritual? Is it some fuzzy space?"
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Space, Spiritual)

"Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles."
- Alex Karras
(Related: Soul, Spirit)

"There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record."
- Yousuf Karsh
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Eyes, Man, Mind, Spirit)

"Movies are art and the spirit of the movie depends on the creators."
- Lloyd Kaufman
(Related: Art, Movies, Spirit)

"We have a great sense of togetherness. It is our team spirit that has taken us to this World Cup."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Sense, Spirit, World)

"A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls."
- Sam Keen
(Related: Society, People, Economy, Job, Spirit, Vocation)

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Land, Spirit, Stars)

"Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity."
- James Keller
(Related: Adversity, Impatience, London, Sentiment, Spirits, Years)

"By laughing at me, the audience really laughs at themselves, and realizing they have done this gives them sort of a spiritual second wind for going back into the battles of life."
- Emmett Kelly
(Related: Life, Spiritual, Wind)

"We have a world that is searching for answers, that is searching for a way back to spirituality."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Answers, Spirituality, World)

"The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans, among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of discontent with the government at that time prevailed."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Government, Time, People, Successful, Discontent, Spirit)

"I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts - spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back - length of life."
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: Life, Beauty, Intelligence, God, Children, Friends, Gifts, Respect, Spirit)

"The Haight is just a place; the '60s was a spirit."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Spirit)

"Maybe I'm being philosophical and spiritual, but I believe that if you put negative energy out there that that is what will come back."
- Persis Khambatta
(Related: Negative, Being, Energy, Spiritual, Will)

"Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)

"It is not necessary to dwell on the political and social principles of Islam, to underline how close they also are in spirit to the concepts of human rights which govern the political and social systems of the West."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Islam, Rights, Human rights, Principles, Spirit)

"I always wanted to get married with just candles! I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there's something very spiritual about it."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Light, Spiritual)

"But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: Art, Music, Songs)

"I want all my friends, family and fans to know that I am in good spirits and I will be fine."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Family, Fans, Friends, Spirits, Want, Will)

"There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: History, Beginning, Man, Nothing, Right, Spirit)

"I'm fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Happiness, Life, Money, Thought, Clothes, Sense, Spiritual)

"I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong."
- Peter King
(Related: God, People, Inspiration, Churches, Country, Spiritual, Support, Wrong)

"Since the outbreak of war, there has been in our country a steady increase in the consumption of spirits, wine and beer. It is estimated that in dollar volume, the annual outlay is now practically double what it was before the war."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Beer, Country, Now, Spirits, Wine)

"In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak; of war, the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported released for sale in Canada, amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Canada, Months, Proof, Quantity, Spirits)

"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."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Hate, Man, Nonviolence, Spirit)

"A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Death, Men, Civilization, Nation, Spiritual)

"If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Death, Brothers, Nothing, Sisters, Spirit)

"If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Control, Values, Reality, Spiritual)

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Money, Defense, Military, Nation, Spiritual)

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Men, Power, Spiritual)

"The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Men, Power, Spiritual)

"Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Age, Romance, Chivalry, Earth, Past, Spirit, Wrong)

"I suppose if I wanted to be the girl next door, I could have been. I think America is confused by someone who appears to be sexual and spiritual at the same time."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Time, America, Spiritual)

"In the years just before... during the Carter years, the Soviets regularly violated, if you will, both the spirit and theletter of arms control agreements, I think, that they had negotiated during the period of detente."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Control, Spirit, Will, Years)

"When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Death, Humor, Attention, Being, Spirits)

"We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality, because we're not getting those things from our communities or from each other."
- Naomi Klein
(Related: Poetry, Spirituality)

"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."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Time, Contemplation, Familiarity, Magic, Spiritual)

"I just love that spirit that makes people do things that they probably shouldn't."
- Johnny Knoxville
(Related: Love, People, Spirit)

"If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Time, Body, Gain, Mind, Perspective, Spirit, Will)

"The principle of evil in Europe is the enervating spirit of Russian absolutism."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Europe, Evil, Spirit)

"Change is growth. For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Change, Growth, Rebirth, Spiritual)

"He was one of those inexplicable gifts of nature, an artist who leaps over boundaries, changes our nervous systems, creates a new language, transmits new kinds of joy to our startled senses and spirits."
- Jack Kroll
(Related: Nature, Artist, Gifts, Inexplicable, Joy, Language, Senses, Spirits)

"May the spirit of devotion to duty which inspires us always dominate this Committee's conferences!"
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Committee, Devotion, Duty, May, Spirit)

"For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, Values, Force, Spiritual, Study)

"It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Death, Body, Concern, End, Living, Spiritual, Worry)

"Humanity today possesses sufficient economic, cultural and spiritual resources to introduce a better global order."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Humanity, Order, Spiritual, Today)

"Science is the greatest creative impulse of our time. It dominates the intellectual scene and forms our lives, not only in the material things which it has given us, but also in that it guides our spirit."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Science, Time, Spirit)

"The poets, therefore, however much they adorned the gods in their poems, and amplified their exploits with the highest praises, yet very frequently confess that all things are held together and governed by one spirit or mind."
- Lactantius
(Related: Gods, Mind, Poems, Poets, Spirit)

"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."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Living, Spirit)

"Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It's sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It's always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Music, Food, Time, Creation, Evolution, Philosophy, Spirit, Wine)

"You don't have to call it God or Jesus. That's religious humbug to a lot of people, but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Life, Nature, God, People, Day, Religious, Spiritual, Universe)

"We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Hair, Spirit)

"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."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Independence, Kindness, Language, Reason, Spirit)

"I am persuaded, that if any attempt is made to improve the education of the poor, and such an unmanly spirit should guide the resolution of a society or committee for that purpose, it would render the design abortive."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Design, Education, Society, Purpose, Committee, Poor, Resolution, Spirit)

"I was raised by free-spirited people, though my father gave me a very strong work ethic."
- Diane Lane
(Related: Work, Father, People, Work ethic)

"No writer of a portion of the Bible was perfect. It was the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy Spirit that what they wrote is without mistake."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Mistake, Bible, Spirit, Writer)

"Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Society, Civilization, Development, Community, Facts, Mankind, Respect, Spiritual, Theory, World)

"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."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Art, Life, Character, Strength, Consciousness, Deep, Literature, Spiritual)

"It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Intelligence, Morality, People, Acting, Psychology, Spiritual)

"To my mind, the most important aspect of the Nobel Awards is that they bring home to the masses of the peoples of all nations, a realization of their common interests. They carry to those who have no direct contact with science the international spirit."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Home, Science, Awards, Mind, Nations, Spirit)

"Anyone's life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Life, Work, Exercise, Spirit)

"Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Politics, Religion, Religious, Right, Separation, Spiritual)

"The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Time, Devil, Spirit)

"This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God."
- William Law
(Related: Wisdom, Life, God, Christianity, Actions, Devotion, Holiness, Piety, Spirit, Temper, World)

"The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Spiritual)

"It is the same with revolution; so long as the proper spirit is spreading amongst our young men, we are satisfied that it spreads without bombast or parade."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Men, Revolution, Spirit)

"Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Christmas, First, Now, Spirit)

"The Spirit hasn't deserted the church today."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Church, Deserted, Spirit, Today)

"I am very confident that the Spirit is with us."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Spirit)

"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."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: People, Heart, Courtesy, Old, Politeness, Sense, Spirit, Value, Word)

"There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience."
- Amy Lee
(Related: Experience, Life, Music, People, Idea, Christian, Disguise, Hell, Spiritual)

"I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band."
- Amy Lee
(Related: Beliefs, Spiritual)

"Don't think that because you haven't heard from me for a while that I went to sleep. I am still here, like a spirit roaming the night. Thirsty, hungry, seldom stopping to rest."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Night, Rest, Sleep, Spirit)

"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."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Faith, Christian, Communication, Interest, Sense, Spiritual, Supernatural)

"The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across."
- Mike Leigh
(Related: Poetry, Accidents, Film, Relationships, Spirit)

"To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Politics, Conviction, Devotion, Spiritual)

"The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography, but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind of insane collage of fragments of memory."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Autobiography, Memory, Spiritual)

"Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Time, Animals, Spirit, Spirits, World)

"There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now than before the terrorist attacks. That's faith for you. There's such a strong spirit here."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Faith, People, Living, Now, Spirit)

"To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Applause, Spirit)

"Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Talent, Performance, Circumstances, Deeds, Spirit, Stupidity)

"I found that the body, mind and spirit are all connected. They are not separate pieces."
- Judith Light
(Related: Body, Mind, Spirit)

"God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: God, Despair, Spirit)

"God did not give you the spirit of cowardice."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: God, Cowardice, Spirit)

"It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter."
- Abbey Lincoln
(Related: People, First, Meeting, Relationships, Spirit)

"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."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Men, Defense, Liberty, Prizes, Spirit)

"Yeah, well my name is Bai Ling. That means white spirit, and I really feel like sometimes I'm not existing."
- Bai Ling
(Related: Name, Spirit)

"I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me, always dressing in like short mini skirts... but then I start to discover myself. So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones, sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones."
- Bai Ling
(Related: Living, Spirit, Spirits)

"Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Men, Purpose, Consciousness, Man)

"If I have a rough day, and I'm angry, I'll just go into Kirk Douglas and throw over a table. And when I need to lift my spirits, Kermit can always do the trick."
- Rich Little
(Related: Day, Spirits)

"There is always more spirit in attack than in defence."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Spirit)

"The Pilgrim and the Puritan whom we honor tonight were men who did a great deal of work in the world. They had their faults and their - shortcomings, but they were not slothful in business and they were most fervent in spirit."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Business, Men, Work, Faults, Honor, Spirit, World)

"I know that Julia has been given to me for my spiritual growth, and this moment is perfect for us both. I know that I love her, and I know she's my soul mate."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Love, Soul, Growth, Spiritual)

"I am attracting a new audience now, one that is more open and more spiritually inclined."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Now, Open)

"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?"
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Love)

"This is the front edge of the spiritual, psychological movement and is where the tools of psychology have finally come together to create a mass healing. I think spiritual psychology is the next wave."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Healing, Psychology, Spiritual, Tools)

"There is trust in there being a Spirit who loves me and wants me to have love in my life. I trust in this higher power, it is what keeps me moving forward no matter what happens."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Love, Trust, Life, Power, Being, Spirit)

"Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Beauty, Balance, Body, Deep, Mind, Skin, Spirit)

"Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Family, Men, Women, Civilization, Spiritual)

"I tried to copy some of his mannerisms at first but it didn't work. And then I just let the spirit of the character grow in me and it just took its rightful place. I started to speak the lines and it felt right."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Work, Character, First, Right, Spirit)

"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."
- Alice Foote MacDougall
(Related: Food, Life, Hardship, Pain, Poverty, Privacy, Spiritual)

"It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Act, Evil, Laws, Spirits, State, Wickedness)

"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?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Autumn, Day, Easter, Energy, Melancholy, Spirit, Spring, Vitality)

"Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Quality, Heart, Magic, Mind, Parents, Spirit, Voice, Words)

"Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Purpose, Light, Present)

"Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Spirit, World)

"The Spirit Awards are great too, they'll say anything because they're not televised. Another great drinking night."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Awards, Drinking, Night, Spirit)

"The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress."
- Ramana Maharshi
(Related: Thought, Progress, Thoughts, Freedom, Spiritual)

"The spirit can assert itself only through the medium of clear form."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Spirit)

"Most analysts would agree that if all the undocumented immigrants in California were deported in one day, our state would experience a severe economic downturn. This does not even consider the many cultural and spiritual gifts these immigrants bring to our state and nation."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Experience, Day, Gifts, Nation, Spiritual, State)

"In America all too few blows are struck into flesh. We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that. We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: America, Experts, Spirit)

"Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Travel, Adventure, Desire, Spirit)

"The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Spiritual)

"I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Nature, Strength, African, Racism, Spirit, Weight)

"Every reiteration of the idea that nothing matters debases the human spirit."
- David Mamet
(Related: Idea, Nothing, Spirit)

"I love and reverence the Word, the bearer of the spirit, the tool and gleaming ploughshare of progress."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Love, Progress, Spirit, Word)

"I think art is the only thing that's spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: Art, God, People, Spiritual, World)

"Through all of history mankind has ingested psychedelic substances. Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself, with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: History, Mankind, Spirits)

"Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two."
- Franz Marc
(Related: Spiritual)

"Today we are searching for things in nature that are hidden behind the veil of appearance... We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature."
- Franz Marc
(Related: Nature, Appearance, Spiritual, Today)

"The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction."
- Gabriel Marcel
(Related: Battle, Philosophy, Spirit)

"Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: Poetry, Imagination, Love, Blood, Desire, Instinct, Intellect, Man, Sense, Spirit)

"In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It's subliminal, spiritual."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Sex, Songs, Spiritual)

"There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don't have with anybody else, but that's not about love. Love is a spiritual thing."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Love, Spiritual, Woman)

"What is jazz? It, It's almost like asking, What is French? Jazz is a musical language. It's a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: America, Jazz, Language, Spirit)

"I feel like a lot of the fundamental material, I've assimilated. So now the question is: Am I going to really get into my spiritual inheritance of music and really develop my abilities?"
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Music, Inheritance, Now, Question, Spiritual)

"There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Freedom, Nation, Spirit)

"Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Work, Body, Mind, Rest, Spirit)

"We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Work, People, Evil, Profit, Spirit, State, Suffering)

"But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Love, Greed, Privilege, Spirit, Sun, Will)

"However, the Bible is called the Word of God because the whole transcript is an inspired, faithful, and infallible record of what God determined essential for us to know about Himself, the cosmos in which we live, our spiritual allies and adversaries, and our fellow man."
- Walter Martin
(Related: God, Bible, Cosmos, Man, Spiritual, Word)

"A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God."
- Walter Martin
(Related: God, Strength, Hardship, Key, Spiritual, Word)

"The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour."
- Karl Marx
(Related: English, Revolution, Spirit)

"The fact that he didn't get credit for a while is more the story of social injustice. But his own spirit wasn't driven by that, and wasn't dependent upon that. He just wished he had the cash to go to medical school."
- Mary Stuart Masterson
(Related: Medical, Credit, Fact, Injustice, School, Spirit)

"I believe so, but at first he must know. He must know in which spirit Beethoven has composed this piece. He must try to study that. And he must find out in which station of life of Beethoven he did."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Life, First, Spirit, Study)

"I guess the biggest thing is that I committed to a spiritual center before I do anything else. And I put some daily things in my life into practice and I maintain that, to make sure that I don't drop the ball."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Life, Practice, Spiritual)

"Why didn't we recognize how much it bothered them spiritually and politically?"
- Chris Matthews
"A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: People, Help, Spirit)

"This is the spirit of the Order, indeed the true spirit of Mercy flowing on us."
- Catherine McAuley
(Related: Mercy, Order, Spirit)

"I had a born-again experience at the age of 33. As a result of that I found a church where I felt I was being fed properly. I don't say that as a reflection on Catholicism. But once I was born again, I got an evangelical spirit."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Age, Experience, Church, Being, Catholicism, Reflection, Result, Spirit)

"To me, Arnold was a pioneer in the spirit of Thomas Edison or Benjamin Franklin, while Tiger is a pioneer in the spirit of Bill Gates."
- Mark McCormack
(Related: Spirit)

"I can't explain it, but spiritually it makes sense - though I don't understand how it does make sense."
- Kevin McDonald
(Related: Sense)

"It was a place that is trying to destroy the individual by every means possible; trying to break his spirit, so that he accepts that he is No. 6 and will live there happily as No. 6 for ever after. And this is the one rebel that they can't break."
- Patrick McGoohan
(Related: Spirit, Trying, Will)

"It's important, that spirit of youth, and when you're 16 that can get you kickstarted."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Spirit, Youth)

"And a friend of mine in the Christys, we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation, and if it wasn't reality, what would happen to the human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife? Just questions like that."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Friend, Afterlife, Body, Night, Questions, Reality, Reincarnation, Spirit, Talk, Wonder)

"I don't know whether it ever comes back to the same thing; it does return to the spirit of a previous period in some way, but it's different, it's new."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Spirit)

"So people will come along and do new things and sometimes return to the spirit of an earlier age."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Age, People, Spirit, Will)

"But it has, in addition, an even more precious quality - a consciousness of the human intelligence, the human spirit and that man is a social creature."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Intelligence, Quality, Consciousness, Man, Spirit)

"Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them."
- Vincent McNabb
(Related: God, Control, Hope, Grace, Spiritual)

"What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ. To be empty of self and be filled with Himself. To be filled with the Holy Spirit; to be led by the Holy Spirit."
- Aimee Semple McPherson
(Related: Christ, First, Self, Spirit)

"Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure."
- George H. Mead
(Related: Evil, Reason, Spirits)

"This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Blindness, Challenge, Hollywood, Spiritual)

"The left-leaning thinking that dominates the movie business follows a common liberal instinct to deny the spiritual dimension to every problem, thereby profoundly compounding the difficulties."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Business, Difficulties, Instinct, Liberal, Spiritual, Thinking)

"The most all penetrating spirit before which will open the possibility of tilting not tables, but planets, is the spirit of free human inquiry. Believe only in that."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Possibility, Open, Spirit, Will)

"Unrest of spirit is a mark of life."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Life, Spirit)

"I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being - a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit."
- Yehudi Menuhin
(Related: Music, Being, Body, Mind, Spirit)

"And, as I have said, it's made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren't external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five."
- James Merrill
(Related: Imagination, Spirits)

"We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Darkness, Spiritual)

"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."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Life, Desire, End, Man, Spiritual)

"It's more about conception and touch and spirit and soul than whether my hardware was in place."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Soul, Hardware, Spirit)

"Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name."
- Alice Meynell
(Related: Travel, Accidents, Habits, Memory, Name, Spirit)

"What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?"
- Michelangelo
(Related: Blind, Fact, Skin, Spirit)

"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."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: God, Church, Evolution, Spiritual, Supernatural)

"Times have changed since George Herbert... but the principle and spirit in which he ministered as a priest remains an inspiration and model for all priests."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: Inspiration, Spirit)

"I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes."
- Bette Midler
(Related: Balance, Light, Spirit, Tears)

"The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Race, Spirit)

"We began as restless and radical. Remember the spirit of 1997, but by the end of our time in office we had lost our way."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Time, End, Office, Radical, Spirit)

"All great people glorify their history and look back upon their early attainments with a spiritualized vision."
- Kelly Millar
(Related: History, People, Vision)

"You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it; you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Love, Running, Spirit, Will)

"A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Love, Running, Spirit, Will)

"Someone like Einstein was quite clearly a moralist, and he had a very highly developed political vision and was very spiritual in his way, and there are many biologists and physicists of the first order who are like that."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Vision, First, Order, Spiritual)

"A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them."
- Keith Miller
(Related: People, Feelings, Thoughts, Reality, Spiritual)

"What happens is that people who are very religious but who are not in touch with reality, cannot be spiritual."
- Keith Miller
(Related: People, Reality, Religious, Spiritual)

"Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Work, Christian, Disease, Pain, Reality, Religious, Spiritual)

"The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Character, Ethics, Medicine, Spirit, Treatment)

"A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit."
- John Milton
(Related: Spirit)

"Spiritual beings, either from the beginning or soon thereafter, become what they are to be for ever and ever."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Beginning, Spiritual)

"And if, happy in the lot of no created thing, he withdraws into the center of his own unity, his spirit, made one with God, in the solitary darkness of God, who is set above all things, shall surpass them all."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: God, Darkness, Spirit, Unity)

"The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Conquest, Evil, Spirit, Weapons)

"Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Dreams, Day, Ending, Spirit, Summer, Youth)

"You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Life, Religion, Ignorance, Illness, Law, Songs, Spiritual)

"I am an animator. I feel like I'm the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I'm rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work."
- Hayao Miyazaki
(Related: Work, Manager, Boss, Animation, Cinema, Spirit)

"Running for President is physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually the most demanding single undertaking I can envisage unless it's World War III."
- Walter F. Mondale
(Related: War, President, Running, World, World war)

"I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well, In moderation, wine is good for you - mentally, physically, and spiritually."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Idea, Living, Moderation, Wine)

"It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Strength, Content, Mind)

"The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Moderation, Spirit)

"Music is spiritual. The music business is not."
- Claudio Monteverdi
(Related: Business, Music, Spiritual)

"I like the Beatles. They're at the core of my musicality. And John Lennon's my spiritual father."
- Esai Morales
(Related: Father, Spiritual)

"Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits."
- Hannah More
(Related: Forgiveness, Anger, Heart, Economy, Hatred, Spirits, Waste)

"By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life."
- Thomas More
(Related: Life, Nature, Vision, Infinity, Spiritual)

"At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry, but now I'm being perceived as angry, peaceful, and spiritual."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Being, Now, Spiritual)

"Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Humor, Events, Road, Spiritual, Will)

"We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity."
- Akio Morita
(Related: Heart, Teamwork, Desire, Exercise, Spirit, Will)

"Music is spiritual. The music business is not."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Business, Music, Spiritual)

"The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual."
- John Muir
(Related: Nature, Poetry, Civilization, Spiritual)

"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."
- John Muir
(Related: Nature, Heart, Spirit)

"It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer."
- George Muller
(Related: Enjoyment, Prayer, Reading, Satan, Spirit, Temptation, Word)

"The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Culture, Environment, Machine, Spiritual)

"The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Poems, Prose, Sense, Spiritual)

"I Knew why I felt at home. The spirit of freedom was hovering over that play yard as it did all over France at that time. A country was free again."
- Audie Murphy
(Related: Home, Time, Country, France, Freedom, Play, Spirit)

"Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men."
- Miyamoto Musashi
(Related: Men, Strategy, Victory, Spirit, Study, Today, Tomorrow, Years, Yesterday)

"Their spirituality was in nature, even though Emerson was a preacher on the pulpit, he ended up going out into nature for direct, face-to-face communication with God, if you want to call all of this creation part of God."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Nature, God, Communication, Creation, Spirituality, Want)

"Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition."
- Riccardo Muti
(Related: Wisdom, Wealth, Ambition, Commitment, Nobility, Ostentation, Simplicity, Spirit)

"We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human race."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Technology, Balance, Race, Spiritual, Wonders)

"Interethnic and spiritual accord is our strategic resource, the basis for progress of our society and state."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Society, Progress, Spiritual, State)

"We tried to set up a company that patterned ourselves after Southwest in all the fun, the spirit, the great people, the smile, the efficiency side of it, but we've added some extras that people aren't used to finding on Southwest."
- David Neeleman
(Related: People, Company, Efficiency, Fun, Smile, Spirit)

"It's extraordinary to look into a baby's face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Baby, Race, Spirit)

"Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don't look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist's soul, my actor's soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Soul, Thought, Acting, Actor, Artist, Man, Spirit)

"Well, I think I've made 44 films and only like four times I've played real characters I'm just drawn to people who have a pioneer spirit, this extraordinary energy and commitment to their cause."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: People, Cause, Commitment, Energy, Spirit)

"Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Culture, Mind, Spirit)

"The scene was not a happy one yet we looked upon it in the cold stoical spirit of a soldier; a slight chilling pang and then a return soul and body to the enemy before us."
- Knute Nelson
(Related: Soul, Body, Enemy, Spirit)

"Art is about expressing the true nature of the human spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it. If it is honest, it is beautiful. If it is not honest, it is obvious."
- Corin Nemec
(Related: Art, Nature, Obvious, Spirit, Wishes)

"The spirit world doesn't admit to communicating with me, so it's fairly even."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: Spirit, World)

"The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Generations, Ignorance, Spirits)

"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."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Community, Generosity, Help, Past, Spirit, State)

"Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Family, Life, Love, Justice, Spirit)

"It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Nothing, Spirit)

"Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: God, Man, Mob, Now, Spirit)

"I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his "divine service.""
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Art, Dance, Piety, Service, Spirit)

"Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Love, Power, Food, Health, Men, Desire, Entertainment, Necessity, Will)

"A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Friends, Spirit, Writer)

"War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Power, War, Lies, Spirit, Wounds)

"How very little can be done under the spirit of fear."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Fear, Spirit)

"My wife and I are affiliated with a temple here in Los Angeles. We feel very close to the congregation and to the rabbi, who happens to be my wife's cousin and who I admire greatly. I talk to him regularly but I consider myself more spiritual than religious."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Wife, Temple, Religious, Spiritual, Talk)

"I'm touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful - collecting these shards of spirituality - that we may be helping to bring about a healing."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Idea, Healing, May, Spirituality)

"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."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Day, Spiritual)

"All I'm trying to do is not join my ancestral spirits just yet."
- Joshua Nkomo
(Related: Spirits, Trying)

"Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey."
- Alex Noble
(Related: Success, Journey, Spirit)

"Assuming that man has a distinct spiritual nature, a soul, why should it be thought unnatural that under appropriate conditions of maladjustment, his soul might die before his body does; or that his soul might die without his knowing it?"
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Nature, Soul, Thought, Body, Man, Spiritual)

"Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage; but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Life, Christianity, Environment, Immortality, Spiritual)

"Jesus got me through the slums without getting murdered. I just walked with him as though he were really there and not a spirit just floating around."
- Larry Norman
(Related: Spirit)

"We need worship for our spirit, fellowship for our soul and committed subservience for our body."
- Larry Norman
(Related: Soul, Body, Spirit, Worship)

"The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Enjoyment, Entertainment, Spirit)

"The children, each of those kids is in touch with nature and traditional aboriginal culture so a very important part of getting performances from them was just letting them be and trying to capture the unique spirituality that was in each of them."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: Nature, Children, Culture, Kids, Spirituality, Trying)

"I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Life, Attitude, Fire, Guitar, Spirit, Waking)

"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."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Faith, Life, Family, Mother, People, Christian, Church, Spiritual, Want)

"Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Men, Women)

"Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft. And so is mine. It's not Jane Saw Puff. But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Clarity, Spirits, Visions)

"I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious, you better not get cluttered up with too many material things."
- Mary Oliver
"I just refer to myself as being Spirit, Mind and Body like everybody else and working toward the mastery of my natural divinity and the healing of my emotional mind."
- Leonard Orr
(Related: Being, Body, Divinity, Healing, Mind, Spirit)

"As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis - a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: Music, Christian, Songs, Spiritual)

"To see this place would truly be worth a trip to India in itself, and from the spirit of the religion that lived here one can learn more in an hour of viewing than from all the books ever written."
- Rudolf Otto
(Related: Religion, Books, Spirit, Worth)

"The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool."
- Ovid
(Related: Fire, Man, May, Will)

"The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged."
- Ovid
(Related: Race, Will)

"All other ways of mortification are vain, all helps leave us helpless, it must be done by the Spirit."
- John Owen
(Related: Spirit)

"The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh."
- John Owen
(Related: Life, Power, Comfort, Deeds, Spiritual)

"Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Power, Spirit)

"Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: War, Depression, Spiritual)

"Man is a physical and spiritual epitome of the Universe."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Man, Spiritual, Universe)

"The spiritual always did exist, always will. It is eternal, it is changeless."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Spiritual, Will)

"The spiritual is the cause of action. Action is life."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Life, Action, Cause, Spiritual)

"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."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Act, Conscience, Freedom, Nation, Spiritual, Will)

"The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: they are nothing but His angels, His ministering spirits , who usually appear to us when we are in a great predicament."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Dreams, God, Angels, Nothing, Promises, Spirits, Supernatural)

"He came by a leap to the goal of purpose, not by the toilsome steps of reason. On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose: this was the one being for him in all the world: at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion, and keep it burning forever."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Goal, Purpose, Being, Devotion, Light, Reason, Spirit)

"There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Deeds, Memory, Remorse, Repentance, Spirits, World)

"I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener."
- Arvo Part
(Related: Music, Light, Spirit)

"The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: God, Infinite, Justice, Nothing, Spirit)

"Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Time, Cruelty, Darkness, Grave, Light, Spirit, Will)

"The service of philosophy, of speculative culture, towards the human spirit, is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Life, Culture, Observation, Philosophy, Service, Spirit)

"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."
- Mandy Patinkin
(Related: America, Influence, Spiritual)

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Men, Victory, Man, May, Spirit, Weapons)

"Hate is always a clash between our spirit and someone else's body."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Body, Hate, Spirit)

"The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Experience, Power, Growth, Awareness, Learning, Spiritual)

"Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Development, Growth, Problems, Spirit)

"It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Problems)

"Golf is the most useless outdoor game ever devised to waste the time and try the spirit of man."
- Westbrook Pegler
(Related: Time, Golf, Man, Spirit, Waste)

"My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships."
- Westbrook Pegler
(Related: Mind, Spiritual)

"Every time I work with a European director, I find they hire the person that captures the spirit of the role. Americans tend to hire the best face. The person that looks more like the role, whether they can perform the role or not is a bonus."
- Elizabeth Pena
(Related: Time, Work, Americans, Spirit)

"True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment."
- William Penn
(Related: Body, Mind, Rest, Silence, Sleep, Spirit)

"The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness."
- James Gates Percival
(Related: Music, Poetry, Dance, Living, Spirit, World)

"When younger, I was thin as a rail. As I've grown older, I've put on weight. I have continued to love myself in all those roles. Part of my spirituality, I always tell people, is to accept yourself for who you are."
- Troy Perry
(Related: Love, People, Spirituality, Weight)

"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."
- Stephen Phillips
(Related: God, Power, Glory, Misery, Spirit, World)

"The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Family, Man, Spirit)

"A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Liberty, Spirit)

"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
- Albert Pike
(Related: God, Father, Truth, Now, Spirit, Worship)

"The valid research for the future is on the inner side, on the spiritual side."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Future, Research, Spiritual)

"In my opinion it's not about gay or straight or bi, we're attracted to spirits, whatever body they're in. There are other reasons too, but that's how I see it."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Body, Gay, Opinion, Spirits)

"Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence."
- Plato
(Related: Children, Parents, Spirit)

"Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Gain, Madness, Party)

"I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: End, Gain, Madness, Mankind, Party)

"They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not."
- Katherine Anne Porter
(Related: Life, Spirituality, Suffering)

"The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Father, Son, Being, Spirit)

"Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent, and like all other matter has solidity, form, and size, and occupies space."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Space, Spirit)

"God is a spirit. A spirit is as much matter as oxygen or hydrogen."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: God, Spirit)

"God the Father and God the Son cannot be everywhere present; indeed they cannot be even in two places at the same instant: but God the Holy Spirit is omnipresent - it extends through all space, with all other matter."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: God, Father, Son, Present, Space, Spirit)

"As I say, the Animals had a particular concept of themselves as a band. There was an anarchic spirit in it, which was being flattened by commercial designs, attitudes, and needs."
- Alan Price
(Related: Animals, Being, Needs, Spirit)

"The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive."
- V. S. Pritchett
(Related: American, Spirit)

"If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit Awards."
- Annie Proulx
(Related: Attention, Awards, Merit, Spirit)

"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."
- William Proxmire
(Related: People, Spirits, Waiting, Years)

"An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Government, Intelligence, Courage, Virtue, Popular, Press, Public, Right)

"I felt it was part of the spirit of the whole program to do more than simply make an object."
- Martin Puryear
(Related: Spirit)

"I've really been sick with this cold, but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow except I was just so low in spirit, I didn't have the will to struggle against them when my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Spirit, Struggle, Will)

"I've been immersed in it too long. My spirit is wobbly and my mind is confused. The hurt has become too great."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Hurt, Mind, Spirit)

"The poet's spoken discourse often depends on a mystique, on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Earth, Freedom, Spiritual)

"I love being in a band. I love that collaborative spirit, although some would suggest that I don't get involved in the collaborative spirit, but it's not true."
- Trevor Rabin
(Related: Love, Being, Spirit)

"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness."
- Gilda Radner
(Related: Life, Creativity, Spirit, Tragedy, Uniqueness)

"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."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Church, Doctrine, Influence, Spirit)

"Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there."
- Bonnie Raitt
(Related: Religion, People, Hell, Spirituality)

"I believe things happen that can't be explained, but so many people seem intent on explaining them. Everyone has an answer for them. Either aliens or things from the spirit world."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: People, Spirit, World)

"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."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: Passion, Spiritual, Woman)

"The Minnesota spirit of compassion and help for people in need has moved countless Minnesotans to step forward to provide relief for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: People, Compassion, Help, Spirit)

"The only thing that I could get with chance, and I never was able to use it, was that I would end up with something quite geometric or the spirit that I was interested in, indulging in, was gone."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Chance, End, Spirit)

"The only sin is ugliness, and if we believed this with all our being, all other activities of the human spirit could be left to take care of themselves."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Being, Care, Sin, Spirit, Ugliness)

"That is why I believe that art is so much more significant than either economics or philosophy. It is the direct measure of man's spiritual vision."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Art, Vision, Economics, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Spiritual)

"A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality."
- William Winwood Reade
(Related: Religion, Success, Morality, Buddhism, Mankind, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Spirit)

"The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food."
- William Winwood Reade
(Related: Food, Habit, Curiosity, May, Spirit)

"There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Progress, Mind, Spirit)

"I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Money, Republican)

"It makes a difference what we choose to experience during sleep. Many of us think of sleep as a chance to get away from it all. But sleep is also a chance to return to the joys of our spiritual heritage - our universal awareness."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Experience, Awareness, Chance, Difference, Sleep, Spiritual)

"If there is any one truth from the legacy of the Cayce readings, it would be that there is a spiritual dimension to humans, something beyond time and space."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Time, Truth, Space, Spiritual)

"Dream study impacts culture. We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams. We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world. That helps spiritualize our lives."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Dreams, Culture, Study, World)

"I also work with the spirituality of people."
- Della Reese
(Related: Work, People, Spirituality)

"This I know; the spirit of Man cannot be stopped."
- Walter Reisch
(Related: Man, Spirit)

"They don't allow you to go any further unless you can do this bomb suit training, because it puts such a mental strain on your spirit. It dumbs you down about 25 to 30 IQ points. You start to hallucinate in the heat inside the suit after 20-30 minutes. So you try not to stay in it too dang long. So the preparation for that - it's either you have it, or you do not."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Preparation, Spirit, Training)

"For me, acting was a way of releasing all of this stuff that I had inside - and a way for me to tell the stories of the people I knew, so that their spirit could live through me."
- Ving Rhames
(Related: People, Acting, Spirit)

"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."
- Mary Richards
(Related: Life, Love, Fire, Order, Spirit)

"I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence that Watergate has created by opening up your administration and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: People, Hope, Confidence, Crisis, Spirit, Will)

"Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Baseball, First, Rules, Spirit)

"Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Values, Painting, Spiritual)

"Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Attention, Consciousness, Focus, Freedom, Spirit)

"There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Strength, Mind, Spirit, State)

"Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!"
- Pat Riley
(Related: Ego, Problems, Solution, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness."
- Terry Riley
(Related: Food, Music, Nature, Sex, Eating, Oneness, Pleasure, Spiritual, State, Understanding)

"But in this Second Work if thou extract our Air and our Fire with the phlegm water, they will the more naturally and easily be drawn out of their infernal prison, and with less losse of their Spirits, than by the former way before described."
- George Ripley
(Related: Work, Fire, Prison, Spirits, Water, Will)

"Also there is a similitude of a Trinity shining in the body, soul and spirit."
- George Ripley
(Related: Soul, Body, Spirit, Trinity)

"I don't think my spirituality has affected my character. I feel like my character is much more cynical about his beliefs, and I think I have to kind of drop what I believe in order to play him."
- Jason Ritter
(Related: Character, Beliefs, Order, Play, Spirituality)

"Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Advice, Mind, Spirit)

"I'm a free spirit; more people should become free spirits."
- Mark Roberts
(Related: People, Spirit, Spirits)

"Love is not a union merely between two creatures, it is a union between two spirits."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Love, Spirits)

"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."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Life, People, Prayer, Spiritual)

"The only thing you're taking out of here is your spirit and your soul, so we need to be conscious to try and develop that part of ourselves, because we're all spiritual creatures."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Soul, Spirit, Spiritual)

"We're very physical creatures, and we worry about how we look sometimes more than our spiritual selves."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Spiritual, Worry)

"I believe in businesses where you engage in creative thinking, and where you form some of your deepest relationships. If it isn't about the production of the human spirit, we are in big trouble."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Production, Relationships, Spirit, Thinking, Trouble)

"Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Art, Nature, Contemplation, Mind, Pleasure, Spirit)

"A lively understandable spirit Once entertained you. It will come again. Be still. Wait."
- Theodore Roethke
(Related: Spirit, Will)

"Most of all, we should remember all of us are capable of individually helping advance the spirit of equality for all."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Equality, Spirit)

"True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(Related: Education, Life, Goals, Values, Spiritual)

"Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Health, Wealth, Beginning, Learning, Spirituality)

"Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Strength, Force, Spiritual)

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Failure, Victory, Defeat, Poor, Rank, Spirits, Twilight)

"I've been in the studio experimenting on making a CD of my own. I'm trying out different producers, styles, sounds. With music, as opposed to acting, you are not playing a character. You are showing people who you are. I really want to have my spirit in it."
- Emily Rossum
(Related: Music, People, Character, Acting, Spirit, Trying, Want)

"An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: God, Church, Body, Service, Spiritual)

"Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness."
- Mark Rothko
(Related: Art, Purpose, Spirit)

"That is why we profess a spiritual kinship with primitive and archaic art."
- Mark Rothko
(Related: Art, Kinship, Spiritual)

"The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Death, Possessions, Richness, Sickness, Spiritual, Taste, World)

"How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?"
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Day, Famous, Heroes)

"And the spirit of Superman is great to have around."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: Spirit)

"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."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Feeling, Sense, Spiritual, World)

"Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."
- Helena Rubinstein
(Related: Work, Hard work, Mind, Spirit)

"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Dreams, Power, Greatness, Influence, Potential, Spirit)

"I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Determination, Day, Sense, Spirit)

"The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Poetry, Spirit)

"I went through a lot of phases and studied many religions. I am not into religion, I am spiritual."
- Ja Rule
(Related: Religion, Spiritual)

"Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb."
- Benjamin Rush
(Related: Cheerfulness, Mirth, Remedies, Spirits, Water)

"I used to listen to country and western and blues, John Lee Hooker, spirituals, the Bluegrass Boys, and Eddie Arnold. There was a radio station that come on everyday with country, spirituals, and the blues."
- Otis Rush
(Related: Boys, Country)

"Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Help, Spirit, Suffering, Swearing)

"It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Poetry, Nature, Sky, Spirit)

"It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Life, Architecture, Eye, Spirit)

"The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Poetry, Being, Delight, Excellence, Man, Mathematics, Sense, Spirit)

"That's the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there's no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego's reaction."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Attention, Ego, Spiritual, Trying)

"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.'"
- David O. Russell
(Related: Experience, Ego, Spiritual, Will, Zen)

"You can't evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time."
- George William Russell
(Related: Time, Spirits)

"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."
- George William Russell
(Related: Life, Sympathy, Immortality, Order, Spirit, Will)

"After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality. The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor."
- George William Russell
(Related: Ireland, Nationality, Spirit, Spiritual, Will, World)

"We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate."
- George William Russell
(Related: Defeat, Fight, Hate, May, Spiritual, Wrong)

"Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy."
- George William Russell
(Related: Joy, Mystery, Sorrow, Spirit, Tears)

"Some authors have a very hard time understanding that in order to be faithful to the spirit of the book, it's almost always impossible to remain faithful to the text. You have to make changes."
- Richard Russo
(Related: Time, Order, Spirit, Understanding)

"The holy spirit means the invisible power of Jehovah, holy because he is holy. This power of Jehovah operated upon the minds of honest men who loved and who were devoted to righteousness, directing them in the writing of the Bible."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Men, Power, Bible, Righteousness, Spirit, Writing)

"We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy and create millions of new jobs and opportunities for all people, of every background, to succeed and prosper. Under this approach, the spirit of initiative - not political clout - determines who succeeds."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, People, Commitment, Economy, Jobs, Spirit, Succeed, Will)

"When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body."
- Saadi
(Related: Body, Spirit)

"And then I think now we are - you know his - like I've always said. His spirit is so large that we feel his presence around the show, and we always will. He will always have a voice."
- Katey Sagal
(Related: Now, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"Both now and for always, I intend to hold fast to my belief in the hidden strength of the human spirit."
- Andrei Sakharov
(Related: Belief, Strength, Now, Spirit)

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Peace, Spirit, World)

"Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Angels, Friends, Help, Praise, Spiritual)

"Maybe It's not the biggest blockbuster film, but there will be some people that will see it, that will be debating it, that will be questioning their own sense of spirituality. If the film resonates, then I have succeeded in what I set out to do."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: People, Film, Questioning, Sense, Spirituality, Will)

"There is more openness in LA to possibilities than on the East Coast of America. There is a pioneering spirit there that stems from the reason people went out there in the first place-to find something new."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: People, America, First, Possibilities, Reason, Spirit)

"They have nothing in their whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one Irishman who doesn't want to be broken."
- Bobby Sands
(Related: Nothing, Spirit, Want)

"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."
- Carlos Santana
(Related: Baby, Garden, Lilies, Spiritual)

"My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly."
- Carlos Santana
(Related: Life, Music, People, Dance, Ecstasy, Job, Spiritual)