Spirit Quotes

Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.

Corazon Aquino

Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one's breath.

Eve Glicksman

Do no dishonour to the earth least you dishonour the spirit of man.

Henry Beston

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.

Ben Stein

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.

Francis Picabia

My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring.

Anne Bronte

No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law.

Grover Cleveland

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.

James Arthur Baldwin

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art

Leonardo da Vinci

Every spirit makes its house, but as afterwards the house confines the spirit, you had better build well.

Elbert Hubbard

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.

Jackie Gleason

The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.

Albert Einstein

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.

Amos Bronson Alcott

It is the nature of the ego to take, and the nature of the spirit to share.


Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.

Mark Twain

When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.

Sufi Epigram

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley

Life's blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak


There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence

John Calvin

Conscience is a blushing, shamefaced spirit than mutinies in a man's bosom; it fills one full of obstacles.

William Shakespeare

War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.

Alexander Berkman

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.

Vauvenargues, Marquis de

Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?

Edith Wharton
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