Soul Quotes

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.

Joseph Addison

Whenever a human being, through the commission of a crime, has become exiled from good, he needs to be reintegrated with it through suffering. The suffering should be inflicted with the aim of bringing the soul to recognize freely some day that its infliction was just.

Simone Weil

We must trust our soul's noncallings as well as its callings. Destiny seems to have very specific ideas about what each of us should be doing on the planet, and our greatest personal fulfillment always lies in those directions and none other.

Dianne Skafte

Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.

Thomas Moore

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

Catherine the Great

Better to die, and sleep The never-waking sleep, than linger on And dare to live when the soul's life is gone.


Although actions may speak louder than words, it is our intentions that reveal our soul.

Hal Elrod

There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.

Henry Ward Beecher

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.

Emma Goldman

Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold...

Bob Marley

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.

Henry Van Dyke

Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.

Fortune Cookie

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts

Marcus Aurelius

Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use. We can look for every opportunity to give and receive love, to appreciate nature, to heal our wounds and the wounds of others, to forgive, and to serve.

Joan Borysenko

Gold is worse poison to a man's soul, doing more murders in this loathsome world, than any mortal drug.

William Shakespeare
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