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.
Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.
There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence
When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
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.
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
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.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course
Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall
When the historian of the Twentieth Century shall have finished his narrative, and comes searching for the subtitle which shall best express the spirit of the period, we think it not at all unlikely that he may select "The Age of Advertising" for the purpose.
Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.
It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.
If the spirit of business adventure is dulled, this country will cease to hold the foremost position in the world
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
The American spirit wears no political label. In service to others and yes, in sacrifice for our country, there are no Republicans; there are no Democrats; there are only Americans.
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.