Quotes by spirit

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  • William Ellery Channing
    William Ellery Channing
    American Unitarian minister 1780-1842
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    Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Dear to us are those who love us... but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.
  • Freeman Dyson
    Freeman Dyson
    American arts, writer 1923-
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    A good cause can become bad if we fight for it with means that are indiscriminately murderous. A bad cause can become good if enough people fight for it in a spirit of comradeship and self-sacrifice. In the end it is how you fight, as much as why you fight, that makes your cause good or bad.
  • Andrew Murray
    Andrew Murray
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    A readiness to believe every promise implicitly, to obey every command unhesitatingly, to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God, is the only true spirit of Bible study.
  • Carl Honore
    Carl Honore
    Canadian journalist 1967-
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    Aficionados of Slow design and Slow fashion use ethical and green materials to make objects - furniture, clothes, jewellery - that lift the spirit and last a lifetime rather than one catwalk season.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    But still I dream that somewhere there must be The spirit of a child that waits for me.
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
    Emily Dickinson
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    Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.
  • David Seabury
    David Seabury
    American psychologist, author, and lecturer 1885-1960
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    Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.
  • Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.
  • Audie Murphy
    Audie Murphy
    American soldier, actor and songwriter 1925-1971
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    I Knew why I felt at home. The spirit of freedom was hovering over that play yard as it did all over France at that time. A country was free again.
  • William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings Bryan
    American orator and politician 1860-1925
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    If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?
  • May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and in any shape; a spirit with any honor is not willing to live except in its own way, and a spirit with any wisdom is not over-eager to live at all.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
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