Spirit Quotes

But I think the spirit of man is a good adversary

Tennessee Williams

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation more than its wealth

Dwight David Eisenhower

You can kill the body but not the spirit.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers for ever!

Sholem Asch

Just because you've only got houseplants doesn't mean you don't have the gardening spirit - I look upon myself as an indoor gardener.

Sara Moss

Spirit is matter seen in a stronger light.

L. P. Jacks

There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit.

Thomas Wolfe

What she didn't understand, she being spiritual and seeing religion as spirit, was that it took religion to save me from the spirit world, from orbiting the earth like Lucifer and the angels, that it took nothing less than touching the thread off the misty interstates and eating Christ himself to make me mortal man again and let me inhabit my own flesh and love her in the morning.

Walker Percy

The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.

Ken Doherty

Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.

Norman Vincent Peale

Once an organization loses its spirit of pioneering and rests on its early work, its progress stops.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

Abundance consists not alone in material possession, but in an uncovetous spirit

John Selden

Abundance consists not alone in material possession, but in an uncovetous spirit.

John Selden

Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, "I'm glad to go," for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, "I try to be willing," while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together.

Alcott, Louisa May

Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.

Albert Einstein

No matter how slow the film, spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer it has chosen.

Minor White

Some photographers take reality...and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.

Ansel Adams

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.

Stephen R. Covey

The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret... It has come to believed that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.

Albert Schweitzer

I believe the divine is part of the world, not in a pantheistic way but by way of the movement of the Spirit.

Peter Garrett

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Bible

The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.

John Burroughs

People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance.

William Faulkner

Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.

Salman Rushdie
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