category-Soul Quotes

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul

Plato

Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?

Plutarch

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.

Voltaire

Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed Upon my soul between the kisses and the wine; And I was desolate and sick of an old passion, Yea, I was desolate and bowed my head: I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

Ernest Dowson

Let first the onion flourish there, Rose among roots, the maiden-fair, Wine-scented and poetic soul Of the capacious salad bowl.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Tears are the summer showers to the soul.

Alfred Austin

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.

Eileen Mayhew

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napoleon Hill

The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.

Phillips Brooks

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If my soul could get away from this so-called prison, be granted all the list of attributes generally bestowed on spirits, my first ramble on spirit-wings would not be among the volcanoes of the moon. Nor should I follow the sunbeams to their sources in the sun. I should hover about the beauty of our own good star. I should not go moping around the tombs, nor around the artificial desolation of men. I should study Nature's laws in all their crossings and unions: I should follow magnetic streams to their source and follow the shores of our magnetic oceans. I should go among the rays of the aurora, and follow them to their beginnings, and study their dealings and communions with other powers and expressions of matter. And I should go to the very center of our globe and read the whole splendid page from the beginning.

John Muir†

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions.

B.K.S. Iyengar

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo

Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan

John Bunyan

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Mahatma Gandhi

Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.

Philip Wylie

Peace I wish from the depths of my soul. My spiritual aim is that my people should have calmness, peace and honour in their lives.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

My soul is full of longing For the secret of the Sea, And the heart of the great ocean Sends a thrilling pulse through me

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Pride is the shirt of the soul, put on first and put off last

George Swinnock

Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes in the twinkling of an eye, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delights of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed. I shall love you until I die.

Voltaire

In as much as love grows in you, so in you beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

St. Augustine

I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.

Max Beerbohm

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