Spirit Quotes

Our manners, our civilization, and all the good things connected with manners and civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles: I mean the spirit of a gentleman, and the spirit of religion.

Edmund Burke

May the spirit of devotion to duty which inspires us always dominate this Committees conferences!

Gustav Krupp

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.

William Law

The world has yet to see what God will do with a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to the Holy Spirit.

Henry Varley

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.

Bruno Bauer

May the spirit of devotion to duty which inspires us always dominate this Committee's conferences!

Gustav Krupp

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.

Morihei Ueshiba

He who confers a favour should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.


The Great Spirit does right. He knows what is best for his children. We are satisfied. Brother, we do not wish to destroy your religion, or to take it from you. We only want to enjoy our own.

Chief Red Jacket

Let us boldly implement what our ancestors practiced and take the time to bring forth the knowledge, values, ceremonies, social and political institutions that bring out the spirit of every human child, no matter what age.

David Wilkins Lumbee

Some of our chiefs make the claim that the land belongs to us. It is not what the Great Spirit told me. He told me that the lands belong to Him, that no people own the land ...

Kickapoo Kanakuk

Civilized people depend too much on man-made pages. I turn to the Great Spirit's book which is the whole of his creation.

Tatanga Mani

He that loseth wealth, loseth much; he that loseth friends, loseth more; but he that loseth his spirit loseth all.


In America all too few blows are struck into flesh. We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that. We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell.

Norman Mailer

All art is the expression of one and the same thing - the relation of the spirit of man to the spirit of other men and to the world.

Reginald Howard Wilenski
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