Soul Quotes

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.

Ruth St. Denis

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.

Karl Marx

The best blush to use is laughter: It put roses in your cheeks and in your soul.

Linda Knight

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Helen Keller

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul

Yiddish Proverb

Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you to stop suffering

Jane Roberts

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison

Lord Chesterfield

Sin is whatever obscures the soul.

Andre Gide

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul

G. K. Chesterton

So far as drinking is concerned, you have my hearty approval; for wine does of a truth moisten the soul and lull our griefs to sleep....[and with small cups] we shall ...be brought by its gentle persuasion to a more sportive mood

Xenophon

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Berthold Auerbach

Music is an outburst of the soul.

Frederick Delius

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul

Plato

Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?

Plutarch

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.

Voltaire

Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed Upon my soul between the kisses and the wine; And I was desolate and sick of an old passion, Yea, I was desolate and bowed my head: I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

Ernest Dowson

Let first the onion flourish there, Rose among roots, the maiden-fair, Wine-scented and poetic soul Of the capacious salad bowl.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Tears are the summer showers to the soul.

Alfred Austin

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.

Eileen Mayhew

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napoleon Hill

The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.

Phillips Brooks

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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