Spirit Quotes

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.

Thorstein Veblen

The Christmas spirit--love--changes hearts and lives.

Pat Boone

Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.

Charles Horton Cooley

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.

Florence Nightingale

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them.

Joseph Story

Perhaps the reward of the spirit who tries is not the goal but the exercise.

E. V. Cooke

Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Walk tall as the trees, live strong as the mountains, be gentle as the spring winds, keep the warmth of the summer sun in your heart, and the great spirit will always be with you.

Unknown

The Great Spirit Chief who rules above all will smile upon this land... and this time the Indian race is waiting and praying.

Chief Nez Perces Joseph

Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.

Alex Noble

My painting is like no other. It is an expression from my spirit and soul. It is who I really am.

Billie F. Mathis

My body and spirit are the only things that truly belong to me.

Carrie Latet

The secret affinity between gambling and the desert . . . Gambling itself is a desert form, inhuman, uncultured, initiatory, a challenge to the natural economy of value, a crazed activity on the fringes of exchange. But it also has a strict limit and stops abruptly; its boundaries are exact, its passion knows no confusion. Neither the desert nor gambling are open areas; their spaces are finite and concentric, increasing in intensity toward the interior, toward a central point, be it the spirit of gambling or the heart of the desert a privileged, immemorial space, where things lose their shadow, where money loses its value, and where the extreme rarity of traces of what signals to us there leads men to seek the instantaneity of wealth.

Jean Baudrillard

Today, we must look to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada as a metaphor of our national character and aspiration, its symbol a thirty-foot high cardboard picture of a slot machine and a chorus girl. For Las Vegas is a city entirely devoted to the idea of entertainment, and as such proclaims the spirit of a culture in which all public discourse increasingly takes the form of entertainment. Our politics, our religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice.

NEIL POSTMAN

Volunteering creates a national character in which the community and the nation take on a spirit of compassion, comradeship and confidence.

Brian O'Connell

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright

Benjamin Franklin

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Bible

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different - to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses

John Fischer

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran

The tears of faithfulness to your beliefs cleanse your spirit to envision the road ahead. Everything is possible for the person who believes.

Adlin Sinclair

It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.

Douglas MacArthur

Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There were angry men confronting me and I caught the flashing of defiant eyes, but above me and within me, there was a spirit stronger than them all.

Antoinette Brown Blackwell
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