Spirit Quotes

No site in the forest is without significance, not a glade, not a thicket that does not provide analogies to the labyrinth of human thoughts. Who among those people with a cultivated spirit, or whose heart has been wounded, can walk in a forest without the forest speaking to him?... If one searched for the causes of that sensation, at once solemn, simple, gentle, mysterious, that seizes one, perhaps it would be found in the sublime and ingenious spectacle of all the creatures obeying their destinies, immutably docile.

Honore de Balzacā€ 

Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.

Victor Hugo

I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity, ... [it] would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.

Franklin Pierce

Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources.


Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Alexander Pope

I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Worry bankrupts the spirit

Berri Clove

Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.

Charles de Secondat

Choose to be in close proximity to people who are empowering, who appeal to your sense of connection to intention, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to God, who live a life that gives evidence that Spirit has found celebration through them.

Wayne Dyer

Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which.

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think or feel about yourself, your unconditioned spirit stands, shining with a love nothing can tarnish.

Deepak Chopra

The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.

Charles de Montesquieu

The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.

George Santayana

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.

Alex Karras

If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.

Oprah Winfrey
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