Quotes and Sayings about Spiritual



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

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

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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'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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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'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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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
"I can't explain it, but spiritually it makes sense - though I don't understand how it does make sense."
- Kevin McDonald
(Related: Sense)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"All great people glorify their history and look back upon their early attainments with a spiritualized vision."
- Kelly Millar
(Related: History, People, Vision)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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
"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Problems)

"My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships."
- Westbrook Pegler
(Related: Mind, Spiritual)

"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)

"The valid research for the future is on the inner side, on the spiritual side."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Future, Research, Spiritual)

"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 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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Values, Painting, Spiritual)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"I went through a lot of phases and studied many religions. I am not into religion, I am spiritual."
- Ja Rule
(Related: Religion, Spiritual)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians to keep moving and changing, to keep spiritually hungry and horny, that's what it's all about."
- Carlos Santana
(Related: History, Challenge, Musicians)

"So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Life, People, Habit, Hope, Spirituality, Understanding)

"Many years before I had left a beautiful country and a rich nation and I returned to that country six years later to find it fundamentally changed and in a state of upheaval, and in great spiritual and material need."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Country, Nation, Spiritual, State, Years)

"The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result."
- Francis Schaeffer
(Related: Life, Christian, Act, First, Loss, Result, Spirituality)

"So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day."
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Management, Day, First, Moments, Spiritual)

"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Life, Deep, Spiritual, World)

"One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: History, Truth, Spiritual, World)

"Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Being, Road, Spiritual)

"Part of the advantage, and part of the result of trying to be a producer and director, are the practical things, you find. It's so advantageous to go to a place that you already have a feel for, a literal and spiritual familiarity."
- Campbell Scott
(Related: Familiarity, Result, Spiritual, Trying)

"I was born with a serious spiritual consciousness and for many years studied different paths."
- Steven Seagal
(Related: Consciousness, Spiritual, Years)

"Love in its essence is spiritual fire."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Love, Fire, Spiritual)

"I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Church, Spiritual)

"I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy; I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Basketball, Philosophy, Play, Spiritual)

"I believe that dance communicates man's deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written."
- Ted Shawn
(Related: Dance, Thoughts, Emotions, Man, Spiritual, Words)

"I guess any time you believe in God you've got to be considered a spiritual person. That would make me a spiritual person. But I don't really know what that means."
- Jules Shear
(Related: Time, God, Spiritual)

"Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way."
- Florence Scovel Shinn
(Related: Intuition, Spiritual)

"Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures."
- David K. Shipler
(Related: Song, Spiritual)

"Attachment to spiritual things is... just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Love, Spiritual)

"The individual has become a mere cog in an enormous organization of things and powers which tear from his hands all progress, spirituality, and value in order to transform them from their subjective form into the form of a purely objective life."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Life, Progress, Order, Spirituality, Value)

"Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Cowardice, Humility, Spiritual, Weakness)

"The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Progress, Spiritual, Tranquility)

"First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: First, Literary, Necessity, Spiritual)

"Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one's well-being."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Spiritual, Yield)

"There is one thing that freezes a musician more than the deadliest physical cold, and that is the spiritual chill of an unresponsive audience!"
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Spiritual)

"I took that time off - I knew it was messing me up, not being connected to a spiritual plane."
- Rick Springfield
(Related: Time, Being, Spiritual)

"A Christian has no right being in a fight unless it's a spiritual fight."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: Christian, Being, Fight, Right, Spiritual)

"I was emotionally and spiritually dried up, so I was just searching for God."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: God)

"My dad always said I was hard-headed, that it would take something like that to wake me up spiritually, and I guess it did. My heart had gotten so beat up that I didn't have anything left to give."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Dad, Heart)

"On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love."
- Edith Stein
(Related: Love, God, End, Question, Spiritual)

"I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Faith, Religion, Destruction, Reality, Reason, Spiritual, Terrorism, Violence)

"The spiritual quest was always the predominant aspect of my life. It's always been there. But there's also an incredible passion connected to it; it's not just a dry investigative process. I have been extremely emotional about it, and that comes out in the songs."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Life, Passion, Quest, Songs, Spiritual)

"There is a spiritual hunger in the world today - and it cannot be satisfied by better cars on longer credit terms."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Credit, Hunger, Spiritual, Today, World)

"The deeper you get into Yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It's a journey I'm making. I'm heading that way."
- Sting
(Related: Journey, Practice, Spiritual, Yoga)

"Like Yoga, the spiritual life is actually very difficult."
- Sting
(Related: Life, Spiritual, Yoga)

"I've only paid lip service to a spiritual life."
- Sting
(Related: Life, Service, Spiritual)

"A lot of times when you go through a very traumatic situation and it's emotionally difficult to deal with you come back spiritually stronger. It changes you in a way."
- Elvis Stojko
"The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Media)

"It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects... that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject."
- Joseph Story
(Related: Government, Power, Act, Ambition, Bigotry, Consciousness, Intolerance, Pride, Spiritual)

"Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Related: Music, Ideas, Expression, Painting, Spiritual)

"When the late Bishop was appointed, about thirty-two years ago, to diffuse the light of the Gospel through this extensive portion of His Majesty's dominions, it was even a greater spiritual, than a natural wilderness."
- John Strachan
(Related: Light, Spiritual, Wilderness, Years)

"I could not work with a girl who did not have a spiritual quality."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: Work, Quality, Spiritual)

"Fay has spirituality too, but she also has that very real sex appeal that takes hold of the hearts of men."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: Men, Sex, Sex appeal, Spirituality)

"There the union of Church and State tends strongly to paralyze some of the members of the body of Christ. Here there is no such influence to destroy spiritual life and power."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Life, Power, Church, Body, Christ, Influence, Spiritual, State)

"It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Men, Civilization, Christian, Christianity, First, Liberty, Light, Mankind, May, Needs, Spiritual)

"All sorts of spiritual gifts come through privations, if they are accepted."
- Janet Erskine Stuart
(Related: Gifts, Spiritual)

"If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers."
- Ed Sullivan
(Related: Time, Cure, Job, Joy, Spiritual)

"Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles."
- David Suzuki
(Related: Time, Choices, Consequences, Spiritual)

"Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory."
- Jimmy Swaggart
(Related: Society, Evolution, Fact, Philosophy, Theory)

"In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Love, Faith, Actions, Body, Man, Respect, Speech, Spiritual, World)

"To have dominion by religion, is to have dominion over men's souls, thus over their very spiritual life, and to use the Divine things, which are in their religion, as the means."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Life, Men, Religion, Spiritual)

"There are angels that receive more interiorly the Divine that goes forth from the Lord, and others that receive it less interiorly; the former are called celestial angels, and the latter spiritual angels."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Spiritual)

"That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Death, Life, Eternity, Man, Spiritual, State, World)

"Moreover, no one is judged from the natural man, thus not so long as he lives in the natural world, for man is then in a natural body; but everyone is judged in the spiritual man, and therefore when he comes into the spiritual world, for man is then in a spiritual body."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Body, Man, Spiritual, World)

"For in every particular of the Word there is an internal sense which treats of things spiritual and heavenly, not of things natural and worldly, such as are treated of in the sense of the letter."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Sense, Spiritual, Word)

"For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Church, Earth, Sense, Spiritual, State, Word, World)

"If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: God, Talk)

"Hence the spiritual weariness of the conscientious mother - you're always finding out just one more vital tidbit."
- Sonia Taitz
(Related: Mother, Spiritual)

"I liked the humor of it, I've always enjoyed a sense of humor in God and in religion and in spirituality."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Humor, Religion, God, Sense, Spirituality)

"But I didn't even see God in the show as being very spiritual, I see him or her, it, as being something that is just relevant and very important in her life."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Life, God, Being, Spiritual)

"Spiritually good people, pure in heart, who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time, can receive spiritually... even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health, with immeasurable grace and profit."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Health, Time, People, Heart, Day, Grace, Profit, Sickness)

"I think spirituality is a good thing but I dislike any sort of dogmatic organization."
- Noah Taylor
(Related: Spirituality)

"I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I'm busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been."
- John Templeton
(Related: Wealth, Focus, Now, Spiritual)

"When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however."
- Uma Thurman
(Related: Religion, Buddhist, Environment, Practice, Spiritual)

"The ever increasing spiritual damage caused by life within the big city will make this hunger practically uncontrollable when we build here on this the landscape of our homeland we must be clear that we will protect its beauty."
- Fritz Todt
(Related: Beauty, Life, Hunger, Spiritual, Will)

"Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual."
- Paul Tournier
(Related: Life, Consideration, Mind, Problems, Spiritual, Thinking)

"My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Values, Common sense, Compassion, Day, Spiritual, Today)

"The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: God, Christian, Bible, Favorite, Nothing, Perfection, Spiritual, Word)

"Perhaps, more importantly, I think that most human beings realise only a fraction of the true potential of their minds, so the spiritual or mystical, the things which remain mysterious or unexplained have always drawn me to include them in any scheme for a novel."
- Rose Tremain
(Related: Potential, Spiritual)

"It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will not make us humane but cruel; that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual condition will make us consent to it."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Contemplation, Cruelty, Spiritual, Will)

"All four elements were happening in equal measure - the cuisine, the wine, the service, and the overall ambience. It taught me that dining could happen at a spiritual level."
- Charlie Trotter
(Related: Measure, Service, Spiritual, Wine)

"Yoga has reinforced and grounded my own spiritual beliefs."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Beliefs, Spiritual, Yoga)

"Any spirituality can be enhanced with the practice or study of yoga."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Practice, Spirituality, Study, Yoga)

"A lot of people have questioned how yoga and their own spiritual beliefs can come together. Yoga actually pre-dates religion."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Religion, People, Beliefs, Spiritual, Yoga)

"As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Idea, Pain, Practice, Spiritual)

"I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Mother, Church, American, Rivers, Spiritual)

"Our spiritual attitude is determined by our conception of our relation to infinite spirit."
- Paul Twitchell
(Related: Attitude, Infinite, Spirit, Spiritual)

"The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness."
- Paul Twitchell
(Related: Consciousness, Freedom, Spiritual, State, Will)

"Many things there be in the scripture, which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done; and yet have another spiritual signification, to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom, and yet never known till the thing be done."
- William Tyndale
(Related: Christ, Scripture, Spiritual)

"Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Life, Growth)

"Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Love, Society, Economy, Sincerity, Spiritual, Trade)

"Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations."
- Samuel Ullman
(Related: Feelings, Ability, Act, Dignity, Maturity, Measure, Spiritual)

"God is acting on your soul all the time, whether you have spiritual sensations or not."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: God, Time, Soul, Acting, Sensations, Spiritual)

"For the greater good, I thought I should be a spiritual leader for people for some reason."
- Johnny Vegas
(Related: Leader, Thought, People, Reason, Spiritual)

"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: Soul, Spiritual)

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Love, Gratitude, Grace, Living, Spiritual)

"Even the two times that I left, I never really felt like I left the band. It's very bizarre. It's like there's sort of an umbilical cord that stretches between us spiritually."
- Rick Wakeman
(Related: Bizarre)

"There are those who believe Black people possess the secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation."
- Alice Walker
(Related: People, Joy, Spiritual, Will)

"On the spiritual theory, man consists essentially of a spiritual nature or mind intimately associated with a spiritual body or soul, both of which are developed in and by means of a material organism."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Nature, Soul, Body, Man, Mind, Spiritual, Theory)

"The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Men, Relationships, Spiritual)

"This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Failure, Vision, Churches, Democracy, Importance, Measure, Schools, Spiritual, Welfare)

"I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Religion, Leader, Challenge, Earth, Nation, Party, Spiritual, Will, World)

"As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Philosophy, Spirituality)

"If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Obvious, Spirituality, Will)

"I think the new spirituality will be a spirituality that's not based on a particular dogma. And that steps away from the old spiritual paradigm that we have created on this planet, which comes from a thought that there is such a thing as being better."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Thought, Being, Old, Spiritual, Spirituality, Will)

"The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Books, Fact, Spirituality, Will, Writing)

"The new spirituality will step away from dogma, will step away from 'We're right and you're wrong.'"
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Right, Spirituality, Will, Wrong)

"The new spirituality will also base itself on a third very large spiritual understanding, which is that life is eternal. Most religious people claim to believe that, but very few people actually live as if that were true."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Life, People, Religious, Spiritual, Spirituality, Understanding, Will)

"The new spirituality is that it will produce an experience in human encounters in which we become a living demonstration of the basic spiritual teaching 'We are all one.'"
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Experience, Living, Spiritual, Spirituality, Teaching, Will)

"I personally don't believe in aliens. But, I do believe that there is something out there that is accountable for all these mysterious things that are going on: I think it is a spiritual thing not a material thing."
- J. T. Walsh
(Related: Spiritual)

"I found it interesting that as people become more technically oriented all over the world, at the same time people are becoming increasingly spiritual. The success of the Da Vinci code - even though it was a great yawn - also showed people's interest in religion."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Religion, Success, Time, People, Interest, Spiritual, World)

"I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character, born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment, and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment, and spiritual life begins again."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Life, Religion, Character, Day, Man, Spiritual, Wilderness)

"I have a strong belief in God... I find religion to be a very personal thing... I am also very spiritual."
- Sela Ward
(Related: Religion, God, Belief, Spiritual)

"I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Body, Commitment, Drinking, Goodness, Mind)

"Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes."
- Alan Watts
(Related: God, Spirituality, Thinking, Zen)

"The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Work, Civilization, Greatness, Lies, Spirituality)

"When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Life, Men, People, Class, Murder, Nothing, Spiritual, Value)

"The economic piece is still missing, since it's so hard to attract industry to reservations, but spiritually and educationally, they're doing just fine. Each tribe has a community college now, and they teach the language, they teach the traditions."
- James Welch
(Related: College, Community, Language, Now, Traditions)

"I do believe in the viability of Indian spiritualism."
- James Welch
"In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost, I think it's still the best way of looking at the world for Indians - better than any organized religion in this country."
- James Welch
(Related: Religion, Country, Spirituality, World)

"Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage."
- Morris West
(Related: Man, Pilgrimage, Spiritual, Wonders)

"You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage."
- Morris West
(Related: Fact, Man, Pilgrimage, Spiritual, Wonders)

"Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies."
- George Whitefield
(Related: God, Faith, Fight, Spiritual, Will)

"What is it in you that brings you to a spiritual teacher in the first place? It's not the spirit in you, since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek. No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher."
- Ken Wilber
(Related: Ego, First, Spirit, Spiritual)

"In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Age, Culture)

"The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: Goal, Practice, Self, Sense, Spiritual)

"The spiritual path - is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: People, Journey, Living, Spiritual)

"My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect."
- Ellen Willis
(Related: Attitude, Impulses)

"My driving force is spirituality."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Driving, Force, Spirituality)

"The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?"
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Truth, Humanity, Spiritual, World)

"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Nature, Key, Satisfaction, Spiritual)

"Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover. The others must be convinced of his new status beyond the shadow of a doubt. Seeing is believing to most families who have lived with a drinker."
- William Griffith Wilson
(Related: Family, Doubt, Shadow, Spiritual)

"We are not cured of alcoholism. What we have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our daily activities."
- William Griffith Wilson
(Related: God, Vision, Day, Spiritual, Will)

"Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Business, Love, Life, God, Fact, First, Prayer, Spiritual, Worship)

"It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are - not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within - that you can begin to take control."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Control, Deep, Feeling, Religious, Spirit, Spiritual, Understanding)

"Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Music, Power, People, Spiritual)

"To play June, I had an immediate connect with her background and culture. We grew up with the same religion and shared a lot of the same values of family and spirituality. But I was really so inspired by what a modern woman she was."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Family, Religion, Values, Culture, June, Play, Spirituality, Woman)

"In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Life, Balance, Importance, Spiritual, Therapy)

"I just believe in my Indian, spiritual god and my music."
- Link Wray
(Related: Music, God, Spiritual)

"Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Spiritual)

"When we learn new behaviors and break through to higher levels of consciousness and love, we can fulfill the deeper spiritual hunger within."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Love, Consciousness, Hunger, Spiritual)

"We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women's rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Women, Economics, Rights, Injustice, Spiritual)