Quotes by soul

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  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul.
  • Douglas Macarthur
    Douglas Macarthur
    American general in WO II 1880-1964
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    Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
  • George Meredith
    George Meredith
    British Author 1828-1909
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    Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Ahimas is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
    Source: Essay on Man 1, 276
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    All customs and traditions, all our way of life, everything to do with home and order, has crumbled into dust in the general upheaval and reorganization of society. The whole human way of life has been destroyed and ruined. All that's left is the naked human soul stripped to the last shred, for which nothing has changed because it was always cold and shivering and reaching out to its nearest neighbor, as cold and lonely as itself.
    Source: Doctor Zhivago (1958) Ch. 13
  • Binyavanga Wainaina
    Binyavanga Wainaina
    Kenyan author and journalist 1971-2019
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    All people have dignity. There's nobody who was born without a soul and a spirit.
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce
    Irish writer 1882-1941
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    All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light, but though I seem to be driven out of my country as a misbeliever I have found no man yet with a faith like mine.
  • Edward Dahlberg
    Edward Dahlberg
    American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 1900-1977
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    Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
    Ben Jonson
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    Ambition, like a torrent, ne'er looks back;
    And is a swelling, and the last affection
    A high mind can put off; being both a rebel
    Unto the soul and reason, and enforceth
    All laws, all conscience, treads upon religion,
    and offereth violence to nature's self.
    Source: Catiline His Conspiracy
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
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