Definition of soul

"soul" in the noun sense

1. soul, psyche

the immaterial part of a person the actuating cause of an individual life

2. person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

3. soul, soulfulness

deep feeling or emotion

4. soul

the human embodiment of something

"the soul of honor"

5. soul

a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s

"soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement"

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Quotations for soul

Not a born soul. [ Plaut ]

Naught but God
Can satisfy the soul. [ Bailey ]

Medicine for the soul. [ Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes ]

The soul never grows old [ Longfellow ]

The soul's calm sunshine. [ Pope ]

Music is the soul of art. [ J. B. Brown ]

A soul as white as Heaven. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]

One kindly deed may turn
The fountain of thy soul
To love's sweet day-star,
That shall over thee burn
Long as its currents roll. [ Holmes ]

The paralysis of the soul. [ Lavater ]

A corporation has no soul. [ Sir Edward Coke ]

The soul knows no persons. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

The hidden soul of harmony. [ Milton ]

Brevity is the soul of wit. [ William Shakespeare ]

Life is the soul's nursery. [ Thackeray ]

Time is the Life of the Soul. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

For my soul prays, Sweet,
Still to your face in Heaven,
Heaven in your face, Sweet. [ Francis Thompson ]

Time is the soul of business.

A happy soul, that all the way
To heaven hath a summer's day. [ Richard Crashaw ]

Vital spark of heavenly flame! [ Pope ]

Oh, God! it is a fearful thing
To see the human soul take wing
In any shape, in any mood! [ Byron ]

Ah, the souls of those that die
Are but sunbeams lifted higher. [ Longfellow ]

The soul is one with its faith. [ C. A. Bartol ]

Friendship is the soul's heaven. [ A. Bronson Alcott ]

Doubt is hell in the human soul. [ Mme. de Gasparin ]

Soul-deep eyes of darkest night. [ Joaquin Miller ]

Poetry is the music of the soul. [ Voltaire ]

The soul of woman lives in love. [ Mrs. Sigourney ]

A poet is a painter of the soul. [ Isaac Disraeli ]

Thou must be true thyself.
If thou the truth wouldst teach;
The soul must overflow if thou
Another's soul wouldst reach; [ Horatius Bonar ]

Memory is the scribe of the soul. [ Aristotle ]

Music is the harmony of the soul. [ Swinburne ]

Modesty is the grace of the soul. [ Delille ]

Despatch is the soul of business. [ Lord Chesterfield ]

Virtue is the beauty of the soul. [ Proverb ]

Duty done is the soul's fireside. [ Browning ]

Wisdom is the health of the soul. [ Victor Hugo ]

Words, like Nature, half reveal
And half conceal the soul within. [ Alfred Tennyson ]

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,A Psalm Of Life ]

Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
No, not for Venice! [ William Shakespeare ]

Oh, may I with myself agree,
And never covet what I see.
Content me with an humble shade,
My passions tamed, my wishes laid;
For, while our wishes wildly roll.
We banish quiet from the soul.
It is thus the busy beat the air,
And misers gather wealth and care. [ Dyer ]

Dark eyes - eternal soul of pride!
Deep life in all that's true!
Away, away to other skies!
Away over seas and sands!
Such eyes as those were never made
To shine in other lands. [ Leland ]

A light broke in upon my soul -
It was the carol of a bird;
It ceased - and then it came again
The sweetest song ear ever heard. [ Byron ]

The soul and the body are enemies. [ A. de Musset ]

Desires are the pulse of the soul. [ Manton ]

And when my lips meet thine
Thy very soul is wedded unto mine. [ H. H. Boyesen ]

Imagination is the eye of the soul. [ Joubert ]

The soul may be trusted to the end. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

A callousness and numbness of soul. [ Bentley ]

And violets, transform'd to eyes,
Inshrined a soul within their blue. [ Moore ]

Mediocrity is beneath a brave soul. [ Lady Blessington ]

Were I so tall to reach the pole,
Or grasp the ocean with my span,
I must be measured by my soul:
The mind's the standard of the man. [ Watts ]

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream,
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem. [ Longfellow ]

The soul shares not the body's rest. [ Maturin ]

In a great soul everything is great. [ Pascal ]

Justice is the soul of the universe. [ Omar Khayam ]

The gods love those of ordered soul. [ Sophocles ]

Born to excel, and to command!
As by transcendent beauty to attract
All eyes, so by pre-eminence of soul
To rule all hearts. [ Congreve ]

The soul's emphasis is always right. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Intercourse is the soul of progress. [ Charles Buxton ]

The burning soul, the burdened mind.
In books alone companions find. [ Mrs. Hale ]

And the Raven, never flitting.
Still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas
Just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming
Of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamplight over him streaming
Throws his shadow on the floor.
And my soul from out that shadow,
That lies floating on the floor,
Shall be lifted - nevermore. [ Poe ]

Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve.
And press with vigor on;
A heavenly race demands thy zeal.
And an immortal crown. [ Philip Doddridge ]

Eyes so transparent,
That through them one sees the soul. [ Theophile Gautier ]

Curiosity is the thirst of the soul. [ Dr. Johnson ]

Benign restorer of the soul!
Who ever fly'st to bring relief.
When first we feel the sure control,
Of love or pity, joy or grief. [ Rogers ]

Friendship? two bodies and one soul. [ Joseph Roux ]

Then with no fiery throbbing pain.
No cold gradations of decay.
Death broke at once the vital chain.
And freed his soul the nearest way. [ Samuel Johnson ]

The soul too soft its ills to bear.
Has left our mortal hemisphere.
And sought in better world the meed
To blameless life by heaven decreed. [ Scott ]

Tell me, my soul! can this be death? [ Pope ]

The mind is the eyesight of the soul. [ Schiller ]

Solitude is the religion of the soul. [ A. Dumas pere ]

A soul exasperated in ills, falls out
With everything, its friend, itself. [ Addison ]

Friendship is one soul in two bodies. [ Porphyry ]

'Tis not the fairest form that holds
The mildest, purest soul within;
'Tis not the richest plant that holds
The sweetest fragrance in. [ Dawes ]

Hail! Independence, hail!
Heaven's next best gift,
To that of life and an immortal soul! [ Thomson ]

Father! forgive the heart that clings
Thus trembling to the things of time,
And bid my soul, on angel's wings
Ascend into a purer clime. [ Jane Roscoe ]

Here lies the body of Johnny Haskell,
A lying, thieving, cheating rascal;
He always lied, and now he lies,
He has no soul and cannot rise. [ Epitaph ]

The soul of conversation is sympathy. [ William Hazlitt ]

Repartee is the soul of conversation. [ Dryden ]

Virtue is the politeness of the soul. [ Balzac ]

The great soul of this world is just. [ Carlyle ]

The body, - that is dust; the soul, -
It is a bud of eternity. [ Nathaniel Culverwell ]

Thought is the lightning of the soul. [ Mme. de Bassanville ]

A soul without reflection, like a pile
Without inhabitants, to ruin runs. [ Young ]

Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul.
Activity will cleanse and brighten it. [ Johnson ]

The body is the workhouse of the soul. [ Proverb ]

Think not, dream not that thou livest,
If thy hand doth idly lie,
If thy soul for ever longing,
Yearn but for the by and bye. [ M. W. Wood ]

And he that makes his soul his surety,
I think, does give the best security. [ Butler ]

Poetry is the overflowing of the soul. [ Tuckerman ]

Like the hand which ends a dream,
Death, with the might of his sunbeam,
Touches the flesh and the soul awakes. [ Browning ]

Beauty is the pilot of the young soul. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

There is a divinity within our breast. [ Ovid ]

- the blush is formed - and flies -
Nor owns reflection's calm control;
It comes, it deepens - fades and dies,
A gush of feeling from the soul. [ Mrs. Dinnies ]

Dust, to its narrow house beneath!
Soul, to its place on high!
They that have seen thy look in death,
No more may fear to die. [ Mrs. Hemans ]

In simple and pure soul I come to you. [ William Shakespeare ]

Conscience is God's deputy in the Soul. [ Rev. T. Adams ]

A holy habit cleanseth not a foul soul. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Chastity is the ermine of woman's soul. [ Queen Elizabeth ]

I wonder did you ever count
The value of one human fate;
Or sum the infinite amount
Of one heart's treasure, and the weight
Of life's one venture, and the whole
Concentrate purpose of a soul. [ Adelaide A. Procter ]

I count this thing to be grandly true:
That a noble deed is a step toward God,
Lifting the soul from the common clod
To a purer air and a broader view. [ J. G. Holland, Pseudonym: Timothy Titcomb ]

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul. [ Fuller ]

Friendship is the marriage of the soul. [ Voltaire ]

The harp that once through Tara's halls
The soul of music shed.
Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls,
As if that soul were fled. [ Moore ]

What we will is the soul of what we do. [ German Proverb ]

The soul of this man is in his clothes. [ William Shakespeare ]

The mind is the atmosphere of the soul. [ Joubert ]

Mathematics are a ballast for the soul. [ T. Fuller ]

It lifts the boughs, whose shadows deep,
Are life's oblivion, the soul's sleep,
And kisses the closed eyes
Of him who slumbering lies. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]

Years have not seen, Time shall not see,
The hour that tears my soul from thee. [ Byron ]

A true friend is one soul in two bodies. [ Aristotle ]

The soul, uneasy and confined from home.
Rests and expatiates in a life to come. [ Pope ]

An open confession is good for the soul. [ Proverb ]

Love masters agony; the soul that seemed
Forsaken feels her present God again
And in her Father's arms
Contented dies away. [ John Keble ]

I count this thing to be grandly true.
That a noble deed is a step towards God:
Lifting the soul from the common sod
To a purer air and a broader view. [ J. G. Holland ]

Dissimulation is alien to the open soul. [ Friedrich Schiller ]

True love's the gift which God has given
To man alone beneath the heaven;
It is not fantasy's hot fire,
Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly;
It liveth not in fierce desire,
With dead desire it doth not die;
It is the secret sympathy.
The silver link, the silken tie.
Which heart to heart, and mind to mind,
In body and in soul can bind. [ Walter Scott ]

And what is reason? Be she thus defined:
Reason is upright stature in the soul. [ Young ]

O liberty.
Parent of happiness, celestial born
When the first man became a living soul;
His sacred genius thou. [ Dyer ]

'T is the Divinity that stirs within us. [ Addison ]

Above the vulgar flight of common souls. [ Arthur Murphy ]

And her immortal part with angels lives. [ William Shakespeare ]

He feeds his soul on the unreal picture. [ Virgil ]

The soul was made for joy and good cheer. [ Newell Dwight Hillis ]

Breathes there the man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
"This is my own, my native land?" [ Scott ]

No words suffice the secret soul to show,
For truth denies all eloquence to woe. [ Byron ]

The human voice is the organ of the soul. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

Oh, only a free soul will never grow old! [ Jean Paul Richter ]

I know
The past and thence I will essay to glean
A warning for the future, so that man
May profit by his errors, and derive
Experience from his folly;
For, when the power of imparting joy
Is equal to the will, the human soul
Requires no other heaven. [ Shelley ]

The feast of reason and the flow of soul. [ Pope ]

The soul needs few things, the body many. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Secrecy is the soul of all great designs. [ Quoted by Colton ]

Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But, though the whole world turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives. [ George Herbert ]

Death only this mysterious truth unfolds,
The mighty soul how small a body holds. [ Dryden ]

The tocsin of the soul - the dinner bell! [ Byron ]

The body is sooner dressed than the soul. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

That all-softening, overpowering knell.
The tocsin of the soul - the dinner bell. [ Byron ]

The soul has more diseases than the body. [ H. W. Shaw ]

Oh! in that future let us think
To hold each heart the heart that shares;
With them the immortal waters drink,
And, soul in soul, grow deathless theirs! [ Byron ]

A fiery soul, which, working out its way.
Fretted the pygmy-body to decay,
And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. [ John Dryden ]

Features, the great soul's apparent seat. [ Bryant ]

Wit, - the pupil of the soul's clear eye. [ Sir John Davies ]

The body charms because the soul is seen. [ Young ]

And keeps that palace of the soul serene. [ Edmund Waller ]

Music and love are the wings of the soul. [ Berlioz ]

Anger is the fever and frenzy of the soul. [ Proverb ]

All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body nature is, and God the soul. [ Pope ]

And there at Venice gave
His body to that pleasant country's earth,
And his pure soul unto his captain Christ,
Under whose colours he had fought so long. [ William Shakespeare ]

There are no twin souls in God's universe. [ J. G. Holland ]

Those tender tears that humanize the soul. [ Thomson ]

Heart on her lip and soul within her eyes. [ Byron ]

A deformed body may have a beautiful soul. [ Proverb ]

An oath, an oath, I have an oath in heaven:
Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
No, not for Venice. [ William Shakespeare ]

Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me,
I have a soul that, like an ample shield,
Can take in all, and verge enough for more. [ John Dryden ]

One of those passing rainbow dreams.
Half light, half shade, which fancy's beams
Paint on the fleeting mists that roll,
In trance or slumber, round the soul! [ Moore ]

Grief dejects and wrings the tortured soul. [ Roscommon ]

Mark her majestic fabric; she's a temple
Sacred by birth, and built by hands divine;
Her soul's the Deity that lodges there;
Nor is the pile unworthy of the God. [ Dryden ]

Toss'd on a sea of troubles, soul, my soul,
Thyself do thou control;
And to the weapons of advancing foes
A stubborn breast oppose. [ Archilochus ]

Eloquence the soul, song charms the senses. [ Milton ]

The soul,
Though made in time, survives for aye;
And, though it hath beginning, sees no end. [ Sir J. Davies ]

Conscience is the voice of God in the soul. [ Aughey ]

The soul is strong that trusts in goodness. [ Massinger ]

It adds to the glory both of soul and body. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Is there aught in sleep can charm the wise?
To lie in dead oblivion, losing half
The fleeting moments of too short a life;
Total extinction of the enlightened soul! [ James Thomson ]

Sinks my sad soul with sorrow to the grave. [ Homer ]

Think'st thou I'll endanger my soul gratis? [ William Shakespeare ]

For of the soule the bodie forme doth take;
For soule is forme and doth the bodie make. [ Spenser ]

The Indian summer - the dead summer's soul! [ Mary Clemmer ]

Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man,
Commands all light, all influence, all fate;
Nothing to him falls early or too late. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]

And rest at last where souls unbodied dwell.
In ever-flowing meads of Asphodel. [ Homer ]

So dear to heaven is saintly chastity,
That, when a soul is found sincerely so,
A thousand liveried angels lackey her,
Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt. [ Milton ]

The soul,
The particle of God sent down to man,
Which doth in turn reveal the world and God. [ Lewis Morris ]

The dome of thought, the palace of the soul. [ Byron ]

Far beneath a soul immortal is a mortal joy. [ Young ]

The countenance is the portrait of the soul. [ Cicero ]

A single soul is richer than all the worlds. [ Alexander Smith ]

Oh! I will curse thee til! thy frighted soul
Runs mad with horror. [ Lee ]

The temples perish, but the God still lives. [ Bailey ]

But inborn worth that fortune can control,
New strung and stiffer bent her softer soul.
The heroine assumed the woman's place;
Confirmed her mind, and fortified her face. [ Dryden ]

What the soul is, the soul itself knows not. [ Cicero ]

We that acquaint ourselves with every zone,
And pass the tropics, and behold each pole;
When we come home, are to ourselves unknown,
And unacquainted still with our own soul. [ Davies ]

With eyes that looked into the very soul -
Bright - and as black and burning as a coal. [ Byron ]

What tragic wastes of gloom
Curtain the soul that strives and sins below! [ R. Garnet ]

When the soul is embittered nothing is sweet. [ Proverb ]

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And Cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness.
But trailing clouds of glory, do we come
From God, who is our home.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy.
* * * * * *
At length the man perceives it die away.
And fade into the light of common day. [ Wordsworth ]

Good-humor is the clear blue sky of the soul. [ Frederic Saunders ]

Lay not that flattering unction to your soul. [ William Shakespeare ]

Hark to that shrill, sudden shout,
The cry of an applauding multitude,
Swayed by some loud-voiced orator who wields,
The living mass as if he were its soul! [ William Cullen Bryant ]

What a soul, twenty fathom deep, in her eyes! [ Leigh Hunt ]

We cannot enjoy a friend here.
If we are to meet it is beyond the grave.
How much of our soul a friend takes with him!
We half die in him. [ William Ellery Channing ]

There are a kind of men so loose of soul
That in their sleep will utter their affairs. [ William Shakespeare ]

For thee, O now a silent soul, my brother,
Take at my hands this garland and farewell,
Thin is the leaf, and chill the wintry smell,
And chill the solemn earth, a fatal mother. [ Swinburne ]

Melt, and dispel, ye spectre doubts that roll
Cimmerian darkness over the parting soul. [ Campbell ]

How slight a chance may raise or sink a soul! [ Bailey ]

Lo! the poor Indian, whose untutor'd mind
Sees God in clouds, or hears Him in the wind;
His soul proud science never taught to stray
Far as the solar walk or milky way;
Yet simple nature to his hope has given,
Behind the cloud-topt hills, a humbler heaven. [ Pope ]

Foul words and foul thoughts make a foul soul.

The soul shut up in her dark room,
Viewing so clear abroad, at home sees nothing;
But, like a mole in earth, busy and blind,
Works all her folly up, and casts it outward
To the world's open view. [ John Dryden ]

Sweet letters of the angel tongue,
I've loved ye long and well.
And never have failed in your fragrance sweet
To find some secret spell -
A charm that has bound me with witching power,
For mine is the old belief,
That midst your sweets and midst your bloom,
There's a soul in every leaf! [ M. M. Ballou ]

Although my cares do hang upon my soul
Like mines of lead, the greatness of my spirit
Shall shake the sullen weight off. [ Clapthorne ]

Gold is the strength, the sinews of the world;
The health, the soul, the beauty most divine;
A mask of gold hides all deformities;
Gold is heaven's physic, life's restorative. [ Decker ]

Content with poverty, my soul I arm;
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. [ Dryden after Hor ]

Silence and solitude, the soul's best friends. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

Duty is the inner soul, the life of education. [ Michelet ]

A pensive soul feeds upon nothing but bitters. [ Proverb ]

The soul of man is infinite in what it covets. [ Ben Jonson ]

These lovely lamps, these windows of the soul. [ Du Bartas ]

I prize the soul that slumbers in a quiet eye. [ Eliza Cook ]

Around her shone
The nameless charms unmark'd by her alone.
The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the music breathing from her face.
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole,
And, oh! that eye was in itself a soul. [ Byron ]

The loss of illusions is the death of the soul. [ Chamfort ]

Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure. [ Browning ]

Philosophy is reason with the eyes of the soul. [ Simms ]

Oh! the pain of pains
Is when the fair one, whom our soul is fond of,
Gives transport, and receives it from another. [ Young ]

I shall despair. There is no creature loves me;
And if I die, no soul shall pity me:
Nay, wherefore should they, since that I myself
Find in myself no pity to myself? [ William Shakespeare ]

The soul of man is a mirror of the mind of God. [ John Ruskin ]

A brave soul is a thing which all things serve. [ Alex. Smith ]

Hate shuts her soul when dove-eyed Mercy pleads. [ Charles Sprague ]

The soul, immortal as its sire, shall never die. [ Montgomery ]

Give thy thoughts no tongue,
Nor any unproportioned thought his act.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch'd unfledged comrade. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]

Is there a crime
Beneath the roof of heaven, that stains the soul
Of man, with more infernal hue, than damn'd
Assassination? [ Cibber ]

The soul of the poet is the mirror of the world.

What day, what hour, but knocks at human hearts,
To wake the soul to sense of future scenes?
Deaths stand like Mercurys, in every way,
And kindly point us to our journey's end. [ Dr. Young ]

The best of men have ever loved repose;
They hate to mingle in the filthy fray;
Where the soul sours, and gradual rancour grows,
Imbitter'd more from peevish day to day. [ Thomson ]

O love, they die, in yon rich sky.
They faint on hill or field or river:
Our echoes roll from soul to soul.
And grow forever and forever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying. [ Tennyson ]

No chaos can continue chaotic with a soul in it. [ Carlyle ]

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. [ Pope ]

Afflictions clarify the soul,
And like hard masters, give more hard directions,
Tutoring the non-age of uncurbed affections. [ Quarles ]

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. [ Pope ]

The soul whose bosom lust did never touch
Is God's fair bride, and maidens' souls are such. [ Decker ]

Gold! gold! in all ages the curse of mankind,
Thy fetters are forged for the soul and the mind.
The limbs may be free as the wings of a bird.
And the mind be the slave of a look and a word.
To gain thee men barter eternity's crown,
Yield honour, affection, and lasting renown. [ Park Benjamin ]

Love is a sweet idolatry, enslaving all the soul. [ Tupper ]

Life, unexplored, is hope's perpetual blaze
When past, one long, involved, and darksome maze:
But, that some mighty power controls the whole,
A secret intuition tells the soul. [ William Winter ]

Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body. [ De Saint-Real ]

Poverty of the soul is worse than that of fortune. [ Mme. de Lambert ]

Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing. [ William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida ]

Those Friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul, with hooks of steel. [ William Shakespeare ]

Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth. [ Chapin ]

As sight is in the eye, so is the mind in the soul! [ Sophocles ]

The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on. [ J. G. Holland ]

The birth of a child is the imprisonment of a soul. [ Simms ]

Birds, the free tenants of earth, air, and ocean,
Their forms all symmetry, their motion grace,
In plumage delicate and beautiful,
Thick without burthen, close as fish's scales.
Or loose as full blown poppies on the gale;
With wings that seem as they'd a soul within them.
They bear their owners with such sweet enchantment. [ James Montgomery ]

God trusts every one with the care of his own soul. [ Scotch Proverb ]

The mother in her office holds the key of the soul. [ Dibdin ]

Ten thousand furies lash my soul with whips.
At every look sharp stings transfix my heart.
And my chill blood thrills cold through every vein. [ Darcy ]

The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves. [ Proverb ]

Words, however, are things; and the man who accords
To his language the license to outrage his soul
Is controlled by the words he disdains to control. [ Lord Lytton ]

Love's arms were wreathed about the neck of Hope,
And Hope kiss'd Love, and Love drew in her breath
In that close kiss and drank her whispered tales.
They say that Love would die when Hope was gone.
And Love mourned long, and sorrowed after Hope;
At last she sought out Memory, and they trod
The same old paths where Love had walked with Hope,
And Memory fed the soul of Love with tears. [ Tennyson ]

A soul in a fat body lies soft, and is loth to rise. [ Proverb ]

... but while
I breathe Heaven's air, and Heaven looks down on me.
And smiles at my best meanings, I remain
Mistress of mine own self and mine own soul. [ Tennyson ]

These wickets of the soul are placed so high,
Because all sounds do highly move aloft;
And that they may not pierce too violently,
They are delay'd with turns and twinings oft.
For should the voice directly strike the brain,
It would astonish and confuse it much;
Therefore these plaits and folds the sound restrain,
That it the organ may more gently touch. [ Sir John Davies ]

Women are angels, wooing:
Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing:
That she beloved knows naught, that knows not this -
Men prize the thing ungamed more than it is. [ William Shakespeare ]

The soul of a choleric man is ever by the fire-side. [ Proverb ]

The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed,
Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. [ Waller ]

From the looks - not the lips, is the Soul reflected. [ McDonald Clarke ]

God gave thy soul brave wings; put not those feathers
Into a bed to sleep out all ill weathers. [ Herbert ]

Behold, we live through all things, - famine, thirst,
Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery.
All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worst
On soul and body, - but we cannot die.
Though we be sick, and tired, and faint, and worn, -
Lo, all things can be borne! [ Elizabeth Akers Allen ]

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last.
Shut thee from Heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]

Watch, for the idleness of the soul approaches death. [ Demophilus ]

Yet stab at thee who will, No stab the soul can kill! [ Sir Walter Raleigh ]

Her eye (I am very fond of handsome eyes).
Was large and dark, suppressing half its fire
Until she spoke, then through its soft disguise
Flashed an expression more of pride than ire,
And love than either; and there would arise,
A something in them which was not desire,
But would have been, perhaps, but for the soul,
Which struggled through and chastened down the whole. [ Byron ]

The soul pays soundly for the house-room in the body. [ Proverb ]

And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
Call to the soul when man doth sleep.
So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted dreams.
And into glory peep. [ Vaughan ]

What is a Jay to an immortal soul! A breath, no more. [ T. B. Aldrich ]

The limbs will quiver and move after the soul is gone. [ Samuel Johnson ]

They are the heritage that glorious minds
Bequeath unto the world! — a glittering store
Of gems, more precious far than those he finds
Who searches miser's hidden treasures over.
They are the light, the guiding star of youth.
Leading his spirit to the realms of thought,
Pointing the way to Virtue, Knowledge, Truth,
And teaching lessons, with deep wisdom fraught.
They cast strange beauty round our earthly dreams,
And mystic brightness over our daily lot;
They lead the soul afar to fairy scenes,
Where the world's under visions enter not;
They're deathless and immortal — ages pass away,
Yet still they speak, instruct, inspire, amidst decay! [ Emeline S. Smith ]

The heart may be broken, and the soul remain unshaken. [ Napoleon ]

The praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer. [ Gurnall ]

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. [ Aristotle ]

Fools! not to know how better, for the soul,
An honest half, than an ill-gotten whole:
How richer, he who dines on herbs, with health
Of heart, than knaves with all their wines and wealth. [ Hesiod ]

There is no eloquence which does not agitate the soul. [ Landor ]

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. [ Thoreau ]

Human felicity is lodged in the soul, not in the flesh. [ Seneca ]

The one thing in the world of value is the active soul. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

A noble soul has no other merit than to be a noble soul. [ Schiller ]

He gave a deep sigh; I saw the iron enter into his soul. [ Sterne ]

There are depths in the soul which are deeper than hell. [ Platen ]

God approves the depth, but not the tumult, of the soul. [ Wordsworth ]

Faith is the soul going out of itself for all its wants. [ Boston ]

I have loved my friends as I do virtue, my soul, my God. [ Sir Thomas Browne ]

Courage of soul is necessary for the triumphs of genius. [ Mme. de Stael ]

Under this sod, beneath these trees,
Lyeth the pod of Solomon Pease.
Pease is not here, but only his pod,
He shelled out his soul, which went straight to his God. [ An old American epitaph ]

Around her shone The light of love, the purity of grace.
The mind, the music breathing from her face;
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole;
And, oh! that eye was in itself a soul! [ Byron ]

Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue. [ Proverb ]

The narrow soul knows not the godlike glory of forgiving. [ Rowe ]

Corn is cleaned with wind, and the soul with chastenings. [ George Herbert ]

Good-humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison. [ Stanislaus ]

Love and trust are the only mother-milk of any man's soul. [ John Ruskin ]

The human soul needs to be mated to develop all its value. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

How good is man's life, the mere living! how fit to employ
All the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy! [ Robert Browning ]

Blessed influence of one true loving human soul on another. [ George Eliot ]

Nobility of soul is more honourable than nobility by birth. [ Dutch Proverb ]

Music washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life. [ Berthold Auerbach ]

Generosity is the part of the soul raised above the vulgar. [ Goldsmith ]

The gods approve the depth, and not the tumult of the soul. [ Wordsworth ]

One with more of soul in his face than words on his tongue. [ Wordsworth ]

He who binds his soul to knowledge steals the key of heaven. [ N. P. Willis ]

Accent is the soul of speech; it gives it feeling and truth. [ Rousseau ]

The production of souls is the secret of unfathomable depth. [ Victor Hugo ]

The youth of the soul is everlasting, and eternity is youth. [ Jean Paul ]

Intellect is the soul of man, the only immortal part of him. [ Carlyle ]

Grief is the culture of the soul, it is the true fertilizer. [ Mme. de Girardin ]

God is an unutterable sigh planted in the depth of the soul. [ Jean Paul ]

Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. [ Bacon ]

But the soul is not the body and the breath is not the flute;
Both together make the music, either marred and all is mute. [ Robert Browning ]

It would take an angel from above to paint the immortal soul. [ Mrs. Welby ]

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul. [ Calvin ]

The mind grows narrow in proportion as the soul grows corrupt. [ Rousseau ]

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. [ Catherine of Russia ]

Oh! how seldom the soul is silent, in order that God may speak. [ Fenelon ]

Every man carries in his soul: a sepulchre - that of his youth. [ O. Firmez ]

Thy soul's flight, If it find heaven, must find it out tonight. [ William Shakespeare ]

The energies of the soul slumber in the vague reveries of hope. [ Mme. Guizot ]

Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul. [ J. Petit-Senn ]

Love is the life of the soul. It is the harmony of the universe. [ William Ellery Channing ]

Sincerity is the face of the soul, as dissimulation is the mask. [ Daniel Dubay ]

Gravity is the ballast of the soul, which keeps the mind steady. [ Fuller ]

Riches take peace from the soul, but rarely, if ever, confer it. [ Petrarch ]

To the Elysian shades dismiss my soul, where no carnation fades. [ Pope ]

If thou art something, bring thy soul and interchange with mine. [ Schiller ]

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

Accent is the soul of language: it gives to it feeling and truth. [ Rousseau ]

He's like Garby, whose soul neither God nor the devil would have. [ Proverb ]

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul. [ Balzac ]

As soon as the soul sees any object, it stops before that object. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

The presence of God calms the soul, and gives it quiet and repose. [ Fenelon ]

Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air. [ Johann C. F. Von Schiller ]

He who fasts and does no good, saves his bread but loses his soul. [ Proverb ]

He had kept the whiteness of his soul, and thus men over him wept. [ Byron ]

Mostly, where the body is finely adorned, the soul is ungarnished. [ Proverb ]

The region of the senses is the unbelieving part of the human soul. [ George MacDonald ]

Ah, could the soul, like the body, have a mirror! It has, a friend. [ W. R, Alger ]

Within this wall of flesh There is a soul counts thee her creditor.
And with advantage means to pay thy love. [ William Shakespeare ]

The afflictions of earth exalt the spirit and lift the soul to God. [ Tiedge ]

Conscience is the voice of the soul; passion, the voice of the body. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

Men possessing small souls are generally the authors of great evils. [ Goethe ]

Loquacity is the fistula of the soul, ever running, and never cured. [ Proverb ]

In the scenes of moral life the soul is at once actor and spectator. [ Degerando ]

There is a remedy for every wrong, and a satisfaction for every soul. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

A library is but the soul's burial ground; it is the land of shadows. [ H. W. Beecher ]

To consume an honest soul with remorse is the greatest of all crimes. [ Mademoiselle Clairon ]

The mind wears the colors of the soul, as a valet those of his master. [ Madame Swetchine ]

There I'll rest, as after much turmoil a blessed soul doth in Elysium. [ William Shakespeare ]

The miser, poor fool, not only starves his body, but also his own soul. [ Theodore Parker ]

As birds are made to fly and rivers to run, so the soul to follow duty. [ Ramayana ]

As in the soft and sweet eclipse, when soul meets soul on lovers' lips. [ Shelley ]

A grave, wherever found, preaches a short and pithy sermon to the soul. [ Hawthorne ]

Friendship is one soul in two bodies; he who has many friends has none. [ Aristotle ]

Unless we put heart and soul into our labor we but brutify our actions. [ H. W. Shaw ]

An index is the soul of a book; it is the key to its essence of thought. [ James Ellis ]

Before the revelations of the soul, Time, Space, and Nature shrink away. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Whose every little ringlet thrilled, as if with soul and passion filled! [ Moore ]

Every subject's duty is the king's; but every subject's soul is his own. [ William Shakespeare ]

The soul reveals itself in the voice only.... It is audible, not visible. [ Longfellow ]

A certain degree of soul is indispensable to save us the expense of salt. [ Ben Jonson ]

Valor is stability, not of arms and of legs, but of courage and the soul. [ Montaigne ]

How glorious a character appears when it is penetrated with mind and soul. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. [ Addison ]

The cultivation of the mind is a kind of food supplied for the soul of man. [ Cicero ]

There is but one object greater than the soul, and that one is its Creator. [ St. Augustine ]

What your heart thinks great is great. The soul's emphasis is always right. [ Emerson ]

It is besides necessary that whoever is brave should be a man of great soul. [ Cicero ]

The centuries are conspirators against the sanity and authority of the soul. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

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

To destroy the idea of the immortality of the soul is to add death to death. [ Mme. de Souza ]

Truth, and a soul that is ready for truth, meet like the fuel and the flame. [ Phillips Brooks ]

Resignation is the name of the angel who carries most of our soul's burdens, [ J. L. Basford ]

'Tis the fate of the noblest soul to sigh vainly for a reflection of itself. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. [ Bible ]

No man can be so entirely evil as to stifle the last ray of light in his soul. [ Körner ]

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. [ Cicero ]

In love, the husband sees but the statue: the soul is shown only to the lover. [ Crebillon ]

Soul of the world, divine Necessity, Servant of God, and master of all things. [ Bailey ]

Body and soul like peevish man and wife, united jar, and yet are loath to part. [ Young ]

The soul on earth is an immortal guest, compelled to starve at an unreal feast. [ Hannah More ]

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. [ Bible ]

Grace has been defined the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. [ Hazlitt ]

Taste depends upon those finer emotions which make the organization of the soul. [ Sir J. Reynolds ]

Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves. [ Owen Feltham ]

The imaginative faculty of the soul must be fed with objects immense and eterna1. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

By woe the soul to daring action steals; by woe in plaintless patience it excels. [ Savage ]

The saddest thing that can befall a soul Is when it loses faith in God and woman. [ Alexander Smith ]

Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. [ H. W. Beecher ]

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope. [ Beecher ]

There can be no kernel in this light nut; the soul of this man is in his clothes. [ William Shakespeare ]

The soul, by an instinct stronger than reason, ever associates beauty with truth. [ Tuckerman ]

Order is to arrangement what the soul is to the body, and what mind is to matter. [ Joubert ]

The want of goods is easily repaired, but the poverty of the soul is irreparable. [ Montaigne ]

The soul, ray of Heaven, invisible prisoner, suffers in its dungeon cruel sorrows. [ A. de Musset ]

Beauty is often but a splendid cloak which conceals the imperfections of the soul. [ T. Gautier ]

The lack of wealth is easily repaired; but the poverty of the soul is irreparable. [ Montaigne ]

There is some soul of goodness in things evil, would men observingly distil it out. [ William Shakespeare ]

Every good picture is the best of sermons and lectures: the sense informs the soul. [ Sydney Smith ]

Digressions incontestably are the sunshine; they are the life, the soul of reading. [ Sterne ]

You cannot judge by outward appearances; the soul is only transparent to its Maker. [ Hosea Ballou ]

Where musing Solitude might love to lift her soul above this sphere of earthliness. [ Shelley ]

The true poetic soul needs but to be struck, and the sounds it yields will be music. [ Carlyle ]

I was all ear, and took in strains that might create a soul under the ribs of death. [ Milton ]

There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

Take my word for it, the saddest thing under the sky is a soul incapable of sadness. [ Mme. de Gasparin ]

Friendship! mysterious cement of the soul! sweetener of life! and solder of society! [ H. Blair ]

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty, by how little. [ W. K, Alger ]

'Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul: I think the Romans call it stoicism. [ Addison ]

The soul's armour is never well set to the heart unless a woman's hand has braced it. [ John Ruskin ]

The purse is the master-organ, soul's seat, and true pineal gland of the body social. [ Carlyle ]

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

The rarest feeling that ever lights a human face is the contentment of a loving soul. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

But who would force the Soul, tilts with a straw against a champion cased in adamant. [ Wordsworth ]

The entire world shall be populous with that action which saves one soul from despair. [ Omar Khayam ]

That happiness may enter the soul, we must first sweep it clean of all imaginary evils. [ Fontanelle ]

The wind moans, like a long wail from some despairing soul shut out in the awful storm! [ W. H. Gibson ]

Teach me, O lark! with thee to greatly rise, to exalt my soul and lift it to the skies. [ Burke ]

The soul that perpetually overflows with kindness and sympathy will always be cheerful. [ Parke Godwin ]

And the weak soul, within itself unblessed, leans for all pleasure on another's breast. [ Goldsmith ]

Great truths are portions of the soul of man; Great souls are the portions of eternity. [ Lowell ]

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure senses but the soul. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]

What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind. What is the soul? It is immaterial. [ Hood ]

Excellence and greatness of soul are most conspicuously displayed in contempt of riches.

Fame lulls the fever of the soul, and makes us feel that we have grasped an immortality. [ Joaquin Miller ]

I love the soul that dares tread the temptations of his years beneath his youthful feet. [ Dr. Watts ]

Prayer is, the breath of a new-born soul, and there can be no Christian life without it. [ Rowland Hill ]

In waking whispers and repeated dreams, to hint pure thoughts and warn the favored soul. [ Thomson ]

Histories are as perfect as the historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul. [ Carlyle ]

My soul is sick with every day's report of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. [ Cowper ]

The perfect flower of religion opens in the soul only when all self-seeking is abandoned. [ John Burroughs ]

Courage! even sorrows, when once they are vanished, quicken the soul, as rain the valley. [ Salis ]

The end of life is to be like unto God; and the soul following God will be like unto Him. [ Socrates ]

The pure soul shall mount on native wings, . . . and cut a path into the heaven of glory. [ Blake ]

Open thy gate of mercy, gracious God! My soul flies through these wounds to seek out thee. [ William Shakespeare ]

The charms of wit excite admiration, those of the soul esteem, and those of the body love. [ French ]

Happiness is an interior matter, an attitude toward life, depending on the individual soul. [ George Hodges ]

Where are the forms the sculptor's soul hath seized? In him alone. Can nature show as fair? [ Byron ]

His worth shines forth the brightest who in hope always confides; the abject soul despairs. [ Euripides ]

Souls are dangerous things to carry straight through all the spilt saltpetre of this world. [ Mrs. E. B. Browning ]

A serene face helps to make a serene soul; a smile on the lips induces a smile in the heart. [ George Hodges ]

Nature never sends a great man into the planet without confiding the secret to another soul. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

The immortality of the soul is assented to rather than believed, believed rather than lived. [ O. A. Brownson ]

To check the starts and sallies of the soul, and break off all its commerce with the tongue. [ Addison ]

True eyes, too pure and too honest in aught to disguise the sweet soul shining through them. [ Owen Meredith ]

To harbor hatred and animosity in the soul makes one irritable, gloomy, and prematurely old. [ Auerbach ]

Peace is the evening star of the soul, as virtue is its sun, and the two are never far apart. [ Colton ]

Reason is a permanent blessing of God to the soul. Without it there can be no large religion. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

With the wind of tribulation God separates in the floor of the soul, the chaff from the corn. [ Molinos ]

Wise, well-calculated breeding of a young soul lies fatally over the horizon in these epochs. [ Carlyle ]

When any one has offended me. I try to raise my soul so high that the offence cannot reach it. [ Descartes ]

Christ bounds and terminates the vast desires of the soul; He is the very Sabbath of the soul. [ John Flavel ]

When the power of imparting joy is equal to the will, the human soul requires no other heaven. [ Shelley ]

Prayer is the dew of the soul ravaged by adversity, and oftentimes the only bread of the poor. [ A. Poincelot ]

That soul-subduing sentiment, harshly called flirtation, which is the spell of a country house. [ Beaconsfield ]

Thoughts perhaps, which, like fieldmice of the soul, leap under the feet and stick like adders. [ Richter ]

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human-being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. [ George Eliot ]

A soul only needs to see a smile in a white-crape bonnet in order to enter the palace of dreams. [ Victor Hugo ]

The soul of a man can by no agency, of men or of devils, be lost and ruined but by his own only. [ Carlyle ]

Limitations refine as the soul purifies, but the ring of necessity is always perched at the top. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Great towns are but a large sort of prison to the soul, like cages to birds or pounds to beasts. [ Charron ]

A soul, - a spark of the never-dying flame that separates man from all the other beings of earth. [ James Fenimore Cooper ]

Uncertainty! fell demon of our fears! The human soul, that can support despair, supports not thee. [ Mallet ]

Great is the soul, and plain. It is no flatterer, it is no follower; it never appeals from itself. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Of the three requisitions of genius, the first is soul, and the second, soul, and the third, soul. [ E. P. Whipple ]

There is in the soul a taste for the good, just as there is in the body an appetite for enjoyment. [ Joubert ]

The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other. [ Alexander Smith ]

Love is just another name for the inscrutable presence by which the soul is connected with humanity. [ Simms ]

Love is but another name for that inscrutable presence by which the soul is connected with humanity. [ Simms ]

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Be it mine to draw from wisdom's fount, pure as it flows, that calm of soul which virtue only knows. [ Eschylus ]

Right ethics are central, and go from the soul outward. Gift is contrary to the law of the universe. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

In exalting the faculties of the soul, we annihilate, in a great degree, the delusion of the senses. [ Aime-Martin ]

There are very few things in the world upon which an honest man can repose his soul, or his thoughts. [ Chamfort ]

There is a god within us, and we have intercourse with heaven. That spirit comes from abodes on high. [ Ovid ]

The faculties of our souls differ as widely as the features of our faces and the forms of our frames. [ J. G. Holland ]

That gloomy outside, like a rusty chest, contains the shining treasures of a soul resolved and brave. [ Dryden ]

Noble art is nothing less than the expression of a great soul; and great souls are not common things. [ John Ruskin ]

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self-command. [ Amiel ]

Some men have a Sunday soul, which they screw on in due time, and take off again every Monday morning. [ Kobert Hall ]

The sublimest canticle to be heard on earth is the stammering of the human soul on the lips of infancy. [ Victor Hugo ]

Patience is the ballast of the soul that will keep it from rolling and tumbling in the greatest storms. [ Bishop Hopkins ]

The cry of the soul is for freedom. It longs for liberty, from the date of its first conscious moments. [ J. G. Holland ]

If our souls be immortal, this makes amends for the frailties of life and the sufferings of this state. [ Tillotson ]

Some books are drenched sands, on which a great soul's wealth lies all in heaps, like a wrecked argosy. [ Adam Smith ]

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury. [ E. H. Chapin ]

I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart, that shows at the same time pearls and the soul. [ Victor Hugo ]

Except in knowing what it has to do and how to do it, the soul cannot resolve the riddle of its destiny. [ Ed ]

The soul of man is larger than the sky. Deeper than ocean, or the abysmal dark Of the unfathomed centre. [ Hartley Coleridge ]

The great soul that sits on the throne of the universe is not, never was, and never will be, in a hurry. [ J. G. Holland ]

My soul, what's lighter than a feather? Wind. Than wind? The fire. And what than fire? The mind.
What's lighter than the mind? A thought. Than thought? This bubble world. What than this bubble? Nought. [ Quarles ]

It is the welfare of the whole from which every patriotic, and even every selfish, soul expects its own. [ Gentz ]

Breathes there a man, with soul so dead, who never to himself hath saith, This is my own, my native land! [ Sir Walter Scott ]

Prepare the soul calmly to obey; Such offering will be more acceptable to God than every other sacrifice. [ Metastasio ]

What a dismal, debasing, and confusing element is that of a sick body on the human soul or thinking part! [ Carlyle ]

A beautiful woman is the "hell" of the soul, the "purgatory" of the purse, and the "paradise" of the eyes. [ Fontenelle ]

The poorest human soul is infinite in wishes, and the infinite universe was not made for one, but for all. [ Carlyle ]

Make not a bosom friend of a melancholy sad soul.... He goes always heavy-loaded, and thou must bear half. [ Fenélon ]

Doubt insinuates itself into a soul that is dreaming; faith comes down into one that struggles and suffers.

Be saving, but not at the cost of all liberality. Have the soul of a king and the hand of a wise economist. [ Joubert ]

No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a man to believe or to disbelieve. [ Carlyle ]

It is a blessing to be fair, yet such a blessing as if the soul answer not to the face, may lead to a curse. [ Bishop Hall ]

Examine your soul and its emotions, and thoughts will be to you so many glorious revelations of the Godhead. [ Nourisson ]

It seems to me as if not only the form, but the soul of man was made to walk erect, and look upon the stars. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]

A hermit who has been shut up in his cell in a college has contracted a sort of mould and rust upon his soul. [ Dr. Watts ]

A strenuous soul hates cheap success. It is the ardor of the assailant that makes the vigor of the defendant. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Such a one, in reading your work, admires every line, but, at the bottom of his soul, he fears and hates you. [ Boileau ]

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant. [ H. Ballou ]

The eye is the inlet to the soul, and it is well to beware of him whose visual organs avoid your honest regard. [ Hosea Ballou ]

It is the soul itself which sees and hears, and not those parts which are, as it were, but windows to the soul. [ Cicero ]

Health is the soul that animates all enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless, if not dead, without it. [ Sir W. Temple ]

Any pleasure which takes and keeps the heart from God is sinful, and unless forsaken, will be fatal to the soul. [ Richard Fuller ]

Obstinacy and contention are common qualities, most appearing in, and best becoming, a mean and illiterate soul. [ Montaigne ]

Beauty, like truth and justice, lives within us; like virtue, and like moral law, it is a companion of the soul. [ Bancroft ]

A solid and substantial greatness of soul looks down with neglect on the censures and applauses of the multitude. [ Addison ]

Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul. [ Sir J. Stevens ]

Our immortal souls, while righteous, are by God himself beautified with the title of his own image and similitude. [ Sir Walter Raleigh ]

In a sound sleep the soul goes home to recruit her strength, which could not else endure the wear and tear of life. [ Rahel ]

Every good picture is the best of sermons and lectures. The sense informs the soul. Whatever you have, have beauty. [ Sydney Smith ]

True art, which requires free and healthy faculties, is opposed to pedantry, which crushes the soul under a burden. [ Hamerton ]

Great is the strength of an individual soul true to its high trust; mighty is it, even to the redemption of a world. [ Mrs. Child ]

Let me be cruel, not unnatural; I will speak daggers to her; but use none; my tongue and soul in this be hypocrites. [ William Shakespeare ]

The Egyptians, by the concurrent testimony of antiquity, were among the first who taught that the soul was immortal. [ Bishop Warburton ]

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face. [ St. Jerome ]

The true worth of a soul is revealed as much by the motive it attributes to the actions of others as by its own deeds. [ J. Petit-Senn ]

The beloved friend does not fill one part of the soul, but, penetrating the whole, becomes connected with all feeling. [ William Ellery Channing ]

None but God can satisfy the longings of an immortal soul; that as the heart was made for Him, so He only can fill it. [ Trench ]

To write well is to think well, to feel well, and to render well; it is to possess at once intellect, soul, and taste. [ Buffon ]

Every soul has a landscape that changes with the wind that sweeps the sky, with the clouds that return after its rain. [ George MacDonald ]

Happiness is the fine and gentle rain which penetrates the soul, but which afterwards gushes forth in springs of tears. [ M. de Guérin ]

Friendship that possesses the whole soul, and there rules and sways with an absolute sovereignty, can admit of no rival. [ Montaigne ]

Life was intended to be so adjusted that the body should be the servant of the soul, and always subordinate to the soul. [ Josiah Gilbert Holland (pseudonym Timothy Titcomb) ]

The rest which does us all good, and enables us to do our work well, is the rest of the heart - the Sabbath of the soul. [ James Freeman Clarke ]

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek. [ William Shakespeare ]

The statements of atheists ought to be perfectly clear of doubt. Now it is not perfectly clear that the soul is material. [ Pascal ]

Words of cheer thrill not only the soul of the hearer, but equally the soul of the speaker, because they are God's words. [ Unknown ]

There is a lore simple and sure, that asks no discipline of weary years - the language of the soul, told through the eye. [ Mrs. Sigourney ]

That alone can be called true refinement which elevates the soul of man, purifying the manners by improving the intellect. [ Hosea Ballou ]

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass, whereby, in her long remove, she discerneth God, as if He were nearer at hand. [ Owen Feltham ]

The human soul is hospitable, and will entertain conflicting sentiments and contradictory opinions with much impartiality. [ George Eliot ]

The soul has, living apart from its corporeal envelope, a profound habitual meditation which prepares it for a future life. [ Hippel ]

A great soul is proof against injustice, pain, and mockery; and it would be invulnerable if it were not open to compassion.

Since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes - I will be brief: Your noble son is mad! [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]

Cheerfulness is full of significance; it suggests good health, a clear conscience, and a soul at peace with all human nature. [ Charles Kingsley ]

Why do we dream in our sleep if we have no soul? and, if we have one, how is it that dreams are so incoherent and extravagant? [ Voltaire ]

Our souls must become expanded by the contemplation of Nature's grandeur, before we can fully comprehend the greatness of man. [ Heine ]

If the soul be happily disposed, every thing becomes capable of affording entertainment, and distress will almost want a name. [ Goldsmith ]

How, without clothes, could we possess the master organ, soul's seat and true pineal gland of the body social - I mean a purse? [ Carlyle ]

Alas! alas! why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once; and he that might the vantage best have took found out the remedy. [ William Shakespeare ]

Deep is the sea, and deep is hell, but pride mineth deeper; it is coiled as a poisonous worm about the foundations of the soul. [ Tupper ]

A wound from a tongue is worse than a wound from the sword; the latter affects only the body - the former, the spirit, the soul. [ Pythagoras ]

A man's possessions are just as large as his own soul. If his titledeeds cover more, the surplus acres own him. not he the acres. [ R. F. Hallock ]

Man is composed of two parts, body and soul, of which the one is corporeal, the other separated from all combination with matter. [ Cicero ]

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul. [ Charles Buxton ]

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul. [ Georges Sand ]

We are finite beings: there can be no infinite happiness for us. The soul that dreams it and pursues it will embrace but a shadow. [ Balzac ]

Good-nature is the very air of a good mind, the sign of a large and generous soul, and the peculiar soil in which virtue prospers. [ Goodman ]

Hill and valley, seas and constellations, are but stereotypes of divine ideas appealing to and answered by the living soul of man. [ Chapin ]

The Soul is born old, but it grows young; that is the comedy of life. The Body is born young and grows old; that is Life's tragedy. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]

The soul is like the sun, which, to our eyes, seems to set in night; but it has in reality only gone to diffuse its light elsewhere. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Affliction is the wholesome soul of virtue; Where patience, honor, sweet humanity. Calm fortitude, take root, and strongly flourish. [ Mallet and Thomson ]

He that studies only men will get the body of knowledge without the soul; and he that studies only books, the soul without the body. [ Colton ]

To write well is at once to think well, to feel rightly, and to render properly; it is to have, at the same time, mind, soul, taste. [ Buffon ]

I am positive I have a soul; nor can all the books with which materialists have pestered the world ever convince me to the contrary. [ Sterne ]

Aspirations after the holy, - the only aspiration in which the human soul can be assured that it will never meet with disappointment. [ Maria McIntosh ]

He that is sensible of no evil but what he feels, has a hard heart; and he that can spare no kindness from himself, has a narrow soul. [ Collier ]

It is a fine observation of Plato, in his Laws, that atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of the understanding. [ Wm. Fleming ]

Not in the knowledge of things without, but in the perfection of the soul within, lies the empire of man aspiring to be more than man. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]

Music was a thing of the soul; a rose-lipped shell that murmured of the eternal sea; a strange bird singing the songs of another shore. [ J. G. Holland ]

Misfortune, when we look upon it with our eyes, is smaller than when our imagination sinks the evil down into the recesses of the soul. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Have I a religion, have I a country, have I a love, that I am ready to die for? are the first trial questions to itself of a true soul. [ John Ruskin ]

Why should I start at the plough of my Lord, that maketh deep furrows on my soul? I know he is no idle husbandman; he purposeth a crop. [ Rutherford ]

A homely man of merit is never repulsive: as soon as he is named, his physique is forgotten; the mind passes through it to see the soul. [ Romainville ]

Thou art never at any time nearer to God than when under tribulation; which He permits for the purification and beautifying of thy soul. [ Miguel Molinos ]

The strongest love which the human heart has ever felt has been that for its Heavenly Parent. Was it not then constituted for this love? [ W. E. Channing ]

Prosperity, in regard of our corrupt inclination to abuse the blessings of Almighty God, doth prove a thing dangerous to the soul of man. [ Hooker ]

Not in the achievement, but in the endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite God. [ Chapin ]

Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts. [ Horace ]

It is the saddest of all things that even one human soul should dimly perceive the beauty that is ever around us, a perpetual benediction. [ Mrs. L. M. Child ]

Before wondering at the degradation of a soul, one should know what blows it has received, and what it has suffered from its own grandeur. [ Mme. Louise Colet ]

Obey thy genius, for a minister it is unto the throne of fate. Draw to thy soul, and centralize the rays which are ground of the Divinity. [ Bailey ]

To be a poet is to have a soul in which knowledge passes instantaneously into feeling, and feeling flashes back as a new organ of knowledge. [ George Eliot ]

The reason why the character of woman is so often misunderstood, is that it is the beautiful nature of woman to veil her soul as her charms. [ F. Schlegel ]

Give me but these, - a spirit tempest-tried, a brow unshrinking, and a soul of flame; the joy of conscious worth, its courage and its pride. [ R. T. Conrad ]

Soul rolls away the mist from his eyes, and the very spot selected as the receptacle of his tears, becomes the place of his highest rapture. [ J. T. Headley ]

Glory darts her soul-pervading ray on thrones and cottages, regardless still of all the artificial nice distinctions vain human customs make. [ Hannah More ]

Not the mountain ice, congealed to crystals, is so frosty chaste as thy victorious soul, which conquers man, and man's proud tyrant, passion. [ Dryden ]

Diseases crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, shrivel them up like old apples, make them as so many anatomies. [ Burton ]

I have unlearned contempt; it is a sin that is engendered earliest in the soul, and doth beset it like a poison worm feeding on all its beauty. [ Willis ]

We all dread a bodily paralysis, and would make use of every contrivance to avoid it; but none of us is troubled about a paralysis of the soul. [ Epictetus ]

Let the current of your being set towards God, then your life will be filled and calmed by one master-passion which unites and stills the soul. [ Alexander Maclaren ]

Books are the windows through which the soul looks out; a house without books is like a room without windows. It is a man's duty to have books. [ H. W. Beecher ]

The soul that is the abode of chastity acquires an energy which enables her to surmount with ease the obstacles that lie along the path of duty. [ Joubert ]

Refinement is the lifting of one's self upwards from the merely sensual; the effort of the soul to etherealize the common wants and uses of life. [ Beecher ]

The virtue of the soul does not consist in flying high, but walking orderly; its grandeur does not exercise itself in grandeur, but in mediocrity. [ Montaigne ]

An irreverent knowledge is no knowledge; it may be a development of the logical or other handicraft faculty, but is no culture of the soul of a man. [ Carlyle ]

Words may be counterfeit, false coined, and current only from the tongue, without the mind; but passion is in the soul, and always speaks the heart. [ Southern ]

To him whose soul is more than ordinarily divine, and who has the gift of uttering lofty thoughts, you may justly concede the honourable title of poet. [ Horace ]

There is no man that is knowingly wicked but is guilty to himself; and there is no man that carries guilt about him but he receives a sting in his soul. [ Tillotson ]

His last day places man in the same state as he was before he was born; nor after death has the body or soul any more feeling than they had before birth. [ Pliny the Elder ]

I must confess, as the experience of my own soul, that the expectation of loving my friends in heaven principally kindles my love to them while on earth. [ Richard Baxter ]

Not in nature, but in man is all the beauty and the worth he sees. The world is very empty, and is indebted to this gilding, exalting soul for its pride. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Diligence is a steady, constant, and pertinacious study, that naturally leads the soul into the knowledge of that which at first seemed locked up from it. [ R. South ]

The true strength of every human soul is to be dependent on as many nobler as it can discern, and to be depended upon by as many inferior as it can reach. [ John Ruskin ]

I am not aware that payment, or even favors, however gracious, bind any man's soul and conscience in questions of highest morality and highest importance. [ Charles Kingsley ]

O, if we could tear aside the veil, and see but for one hour what it signifies to be a soul in the power of an endless life, what a revelation would it be! [ Horace Bushnell ]

Remorse is the punishment of crime; repentance, its expiation. The former appertains to a tormented conscience; the later to a soul changed for the better. [ Joubert ]

The good man, even though overwhelmed by misfortune, loses never his inborn greatness of soul. Camphor-wood burnt in the fire becomes all the more fragrant. [ Sataka ]

The soul moralises the past in order not to be demoralised by it, and finds in the crucible of experience only the gold that she herself has poured into it. [ Amiel ]

A noble soul spreads even over a face in which the architectonic beauty is wanting an irresistible grace, and often even triumphs over the natural disfavor. [ Schiller ]

There is a greatness in being generous, and there is only simple justice in satisfying creditors. Generosity is the part of the soul raised above the vulgar. [ Goldsmith ]

What is life? A gulf of troubled waters, where the soul, like a vexed bark, is tossed upon the waves of pain and pleasure by the wavering breath of passions. [ Miss L. E. Landon ]

We live only on debris; instead of despair, we have indifference; love itself is treated as an ancient illusion. Where has the soul of the world taken refuge? [ Mme. Louise Colet ]

Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. Beauteous soul! when a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower. [ Richter ]

There may be as much courage displayed in enduring with resignation the sufferings of the soul, as in remaining firm under the showers of shot from a battery. [ Napoleon I ]

There is no work of genius which has not been the delight of mankind, no word of genius to which the human heart and soul have not, sooner or later, responded. [ Lowell ]

The human soul is like a bird that is born in a cage. Nothing can deprive it of its natural longings, or obliterate the mysterious remembrance of its heritage. [ Epes Sargent ]

To smell a fresh turf of earth is wholesome for the body; no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to the soul. Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return. [ Fuller ]

A true friend is distinguished in the crisis of hazard and necessity; when the gallantry of his aid may show the worth of his soul and the loyalty of his heart. [ Ennius ]

Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitation of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. [ M. Luther ]

When the Divine Artist would produce a poem, He plants a germ of it in a human soul, and out of that soul the poem springs and grows as from the rose-tree the rose [ James A. Garfield ]

Brevity is the body and soul of wit. It is wit itself, for it alone isolates sufficiently for contrasts; because redundancy or diffuseness produces no distinctions. [ Jean Paul Richter ]

Grief sharpens the understanding and strengthens the soul, whereas joy seldom troubles itself about the former, and makes the latter either effeminate or frivolous. [ F. Schubert ]

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will. [ Carlyle ]

There is nothing that is so wonderfully created as the human soul. There is something of God in it. We are infinite in the future, though we are infinite in the past [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

Drawing near her death, she sent most pious thoughts as harbingers to heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken body. [ Thomas Fuller ]

Whatever that be, which thinks, which understands, which wills, which acts, it is something celestial and divine; and, upon that account, must necessarily be eternal. [ Cicero ]

Life is a sea; the soul the threatened ship; sin, Satan, and hell the dangers to be met; and Christ the great pilot, who will bring the soul into the heavenly harbor. [ J. Foster ]

Wanting to have a friend is altogether different from wanting to be a friend. The former is a mere natural human craving, the latter is the life of Christ in the soul. [ J. R. Miller ]

The greatest truths are wronged if not linked with beauty; and they win their way most surely and deeply into the soul when arrayed in this their natural and fit attire. [ Channing ]

In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time; the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream. [ Carlyle ]

Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul; that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love; and this may be found in the humblest condition of life. [ William Ellery Channing ]

It is a bird-flight of the soul, when the heart declares itself in song. The affections that clothe themselves with wings are passions that have been subdued to virtues. [ Simms ]

Is not the mighty mind, that son of heaven! By tyrant life dethroned, imprisoned, pained? By death enlarged, ennobled, deifyed? Death but entombs the body; life the soul. [ Young ]

A nobleness and elevation of mind, together with firmness of constitution, gives lustre and dignity to the aspect, and makes the soul, as it were, shine through the body. [ Jeremy Collier ]

In the true mythology, Love is an immortal child, and Beauty leads him as a guide; nor can we express a deeper sense than when we say, Beauty is the pilot of the young soul. [ Emerson ]

Friendship, unlike love, which is weakened by fruition, grows up, thrives, and increases by enjoyment; and being of itself spiritual, the soul is reformed by the habit of it. [ Montaigne ]

The instructions received at the mother's knee and the maternal lessons, together with the pious and sweet souvenirs of the fireside, are never effaced entirely from the soul. [ Lamennais ]

We have so exalted a notion of the human soul that we cannot bear to be despised by it, or even not to be esteemed by it. Man, in fact, places all his happiness in this esteem. [ Pascal ]

When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly - so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

The intellect of man sits enthroned visibly upon his forehead and in his eye, and the heart of man is written on his countenance; but the soul reveals itself in the voice only. [ Longfellow ]

Music, if only listened to, and not scientifically cultivated, gives too much play to the feelings and fancy; the difficulties of the art draw forth the whole energies of the soul. [ Richter ]

Love is not an intellectual admiration, a gratified imagination. It is too intangible for definement; but the soul knoweth its presence, by its fullness of content in the beloved. [ Mrs. Oakes Smith ]

The soul is a temple; and God is silently building it by night and by day. Precious thoughts are building it; disinterested love is building it; all-penetrating faith is building it. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

Our souls sit close and silently within. And their own web from their own entrails spin; And when eyes meet far off, our sense is such, That, spider-like, we feel the tenderest touch. [ Dryden ]

Procrastination has been called a thief, - the thief of time. I wish it were no worse than a thief. It is a murderer; and that which it kills is not time merely, but the immortal soul. [ Nevins ]

If thou wouldst preserve a sound body, use fasting, and walking; if a healthful soul, fasting and praying; walking exercises the body, praying exercises the soul, fasting cleanses both. [ Quarles ]

The saddest of all failures is that of a soul, with its capabilities and possibilities, failing of life everlasting, and entering upon that night of death upon which morning never dawns. [ Robert Herrick ]

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported by the latter. [ Fielding ]

Aspiration, worthy ambition, desires for higher good for good ends, - all these indicate a soul that recognizes the beckoning hand of the good Father, who would call us homeward toward Himself. [ J. G. Holland ]

O brave poets! keep back nothing, nor mix falsehood with the whole; look up Godward; speak the truth in worthy song from earnest soul; hold, in high poetic duty, truest truth the fairest beauty! [ Mrs. Browning ]

Learn the lesson of your own pain - learn to seek God, not in any single event of past history, but in your own soul - in the constant verifications of experience, in the life of Christian love. [ Mrs. Humphry Ward ]

There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do; there are movements that are involuntary proofs of what the soul feels. [ Alfieri ]

Imagining is in itself the very height and life of poetry, which, by a kind of enthusiasm or extraordinary emotion of the soul, makes it seem to us that we behold those things which the poet paints. [ Dryden ]

Written on a Skull: Lamp, what hast thou done with the flame? Skeleton, what hast thou done with the soul? Deserted cage, what hast thou done with the bird? Volcano, what hast thou done with the lava? [ Mme. A. Segalas ]

Fame is a good so wholly foreign to our natures that we have no faculty in the soul adapted to it, nor any organ in the body to relish it; an object of desire placed out of the possibility of fruition. [ Addison ]

Rarest of all things on earth is the union in which both, by their contrasts, make harmonious their blending; each supplying the defects of the helpmate, and completing, by fusion, one strong human soul. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body. It preserves a constant ease and serenity within us, and more than countervails all the calamities and affections which can possibly befall us. [ Addison ]

Sow the seeds of life - humbleness, pure-heartedness, love; and in the long eternity which lies before the soul, every minutest grain will come up again with an increase of thirty, sixty, or a hundredfold. [ F. W. Robertson ]

God hides some ideal in every human soul. At some time in our life we feel a trembling, fearful longing to do some good thing. Life finds its noblest spring of excellence in this hidden impulse to do our best. [ Robert Collyer ]

The courage that grows from constitution very often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; and when it is only a kind of instinct in the soul, it breaks out on all occasions, without judgment or discretion. [ Addison ]

In the germ, when the first trace of life begins to stir, music is the nurse of the soul; it murmurs in the ear, and the child sleeps; the tones are companions of his dreams - they are the world in which he lives. [ Bettina von Arnim ]

Music moves us, and we know not why; we feel the tears, and cannot trace the source. Is it the language of some other state, born of its memory? For what can wake the soul's strong instinct of another world, like music? [ Miss L. E. Landon ]

Learn, O student, the true wisdom. See yon bush aflame with roses, like the burning bush of Moses. Listen, and thou shalt hear, if thy soul be not deaf, how from out it, soft and clear, speaks to thee the Lord Almighty. [ Hafiz ]

A poet of superior merit, whose vein is of no vulgar kind, who never winds off anything trite, nor coins a trivial poem at the public mint, I cannot describe, but only recognise as a man whose soul is free from all anxiety. [ Juv ]

The last, best fruit which comes to late perfection, even in the kindliest soul, is tenderness toward the hard, forbearance toward the unforbearing, warmth of heart toward the cold, and philanthropy toward the misanthropic. [ Jean Paul ]

Grief, like night, is salutary. It cools down the soul by putting out its feverish fires; and if it oppresses her, it also compresses her energies. The load once gone, she will go forth with greater buoyancy to new pleasures. [ Dr. Pulsford ]

For knowledge to become wisdom, and for the soul to grow, the soul must be rooted in God: and it is through prayer that there comes to us that which is the strength of our strength, and the virtue of our virtue, the Holy Spirit. [ William Mountford ]

Almost every great soul that has led forward, or lifted up the race, has been furnished for each nobler deed, and inspired with each patriotic and holy aspiration, by the retiring fortitude of some Spartan - some Christian mother. [ C. J. White ]

Love and the Soul, working together, might go on producing Venuses without end, each different, and all beautiful; but divorced and separated, they may continue producing indeed, yet no longer any being, or even thing, truly godlike. [ Ed ]

Let a woman once give you a task, and you are hers, heart and soul; all your care and trouble lend new charms to her for whose sake they are taken. To rescue, to revenge, to instruct, or protect a woman is all the same as to love her. [ Richter ]

Laissez faire, the "let alone" principle, is, in all things which man has to do with, the principle of death. It is ruin to him, certain and total, if he lets his land alone, if he lets his fellow-men alone, if he lets his own soul alone. [ John Ruskin ]

The pleasantest part of a man's life is generally that which passes in courtship, provided his passion be sincere, and the party beloved kind with discretion. Love, desire, hope, all the pleasing emotions of the soul, rise in the pursuit. [ Addison ]

Love can take what shape he pleases; and when once begun his fiery inroad in the soul, how vain the after knowledge which his presence gives! We weep or rave; but still he lives, and lives master and lord, amidst pride and tears and pain. [ Barry Cornwall ]

We are somewhat more than ourselves in our sleep; and the slumber of the body seems to be but the waking of the soul. It is the ligation of sense, but the liberty of reason; and our waking conceptions do not match the fancies of our sleeps. [ Sir Thomas Browne ]

Music once admitted to the soul becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies; it wanders perturbedly through the halls and galleries of the memory, and is often heard again, distinct and living as when it first displaced the wavelets of the air. [ Bulwer ]

We cannot part with our friends. We cannot let our angels go. We do not see that they only go out that archangels may come in. We are idolaters of the old. We do not believe in the richness of the soul, in its proper eternity and omnipresence. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Every modulated sound is not a song, and every voice that executes a beautiful air does not sing. Singing should enchant. But to produce this effect there must be a quality of soul and voice which is by no means common even with great singers. [ Joubert ]

Persons are love's world, and the coldest philosopher cannot recount the debt of the young soul, wandering here in nature to the power of love, without being tempted to unsay, as treasonable to nature, aught derogatory to the social instincts. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Are we capable of so intimate and cordial a coalition of friendship as, that one man may pour out his bosom - his very inmost soul, with unreserved confidence to another, without hazard of losing part of that respect which man deserves from man. [ A. Burn ]

Art does not imitate nature, but it founds itself on the study of nature, - takes from nature the selections which best accord with its own intention, and then bestows on them that which nature does not possess, viz. the mind and the soul of man. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]

A corrupted and weakened community breaks down in immense catastrophes; the iron harrow of revolutions crushes men like the clods of the field; but, in the blood-stained furrows germinates a new generation, and the soul aggrieved, believes again. [ Guizot ]

Social dissipation, as witnessed in the ball-room, is the abettor of pride, the instigator of jealousv, it is the (sacrificial altar of health, it is the defiler of the soul, it is the avenue of lust and it is the curse of every tower in America. [ Talmage ]

Whatever may be the means, or whatever the more immediate end of any kind of art, all of it that is good agrees in this, that it is the expression of one soul talking to another, and is precious according to the greatness of the soul that utters it. [ Ruskin ]

Why does the evening, does the night, put warmer love in our hearts? Is it the nightly pressure of helplessness? or is it the exalting separation from the turmoils of life - that veiling of the world in which for the soul nothing then remains but souls? [ Richter ]

Simplicity is the straightforwardness of a soul which refuses to reflect on itself or its deeds. Many are sincere without being simple; they do not wish to be taken for other than they are, but they are always afraid of being taken for what they are not. [ Fénelon ]

'Tis the merry nightingale that crowds and hurries and precipitates, with fast thick warble, his delicious notes, as he were fearful that an April night would be too short for him to utter forth his love-chant, and disburden his full soul of all its music. [ Coleridge ]

Permanence, perseverance, persistence in spite of hindrances, discouragements, and "impossibilities:" it is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak; the civilised burgher from the nomadic savage - the species Man from the genus Ape. [ Carlyle ]

There must be something beyond man in this world. Even on attaining to his highest possibilities, he is like a bird beating against his cage. There is something beyond, O deathless soul, like a sea-shell, moaning for the bosom of the ocean to which you belong! [ Chapin ]

How oft my guardian angel gently cried, Soul, from thy casement look, and thou shalt see How he persists to knock and wait for thee! And, O! how often to that voice of sorrow, Tomorrow we will open, I replied. And when the morrow came I answered still, Tomorrow. [ Tome Burguillos ]

How often a new affection makes a new man! The sordid, cowering soul turns heroic. The frivolous girl becomes the steadfast martyr of patience and ministration, transfigured by deathless love. The career of bounding impulses turns into an anthem of sacred deeds. [ Chapin ]

Conscience is doubtless sufficient to conduct the coldest character into the road of virtue; but enthusiasm is to conscience what honor is to duty; there is in us a superfluity of soul, which it is sweet to consecrate to the beautiful when the good has been accomplished. [ Mme. de Stael ]

Even He that died for us upon the cross, in the last hour, in the unutterable agony of death, was mindful of His mother, as if to teach us that this holy love should be our last worldly thought - the last point of earth from which the soul should take its flight for heaven. [ Longfellow ]

Just as a tested and rugged virtue of the moral hero is worth more than the lovely, tender, untried innocence of the child, so is the massive strength of a soul that has conquered truth for itself worth more than the soft peach-bloom faith of a soul that takes truth on trust. [ F. E. Abbot ]

O blessed health! thou art above all gold and treasure; 'tis thou who enlargest the soul, and openest all its powers to receive instruction, and to relish virtue. He that has thee has little more to wish for, and he that is so wretched as to want thee, wants everything with thee. [ Sterne ]

Every woman carries in the depths of her soul a mysterious weapon, instinct - that virgin instinct, incorruptible, which requires her neither to learn, to reason, nor to know, which binds the strong will of man, dominates his sovereign reason, and pales our little scientific tapers.

We have often thought it strange that moralists should have written and spoken of the mutability of human life as if it were a thing to be dreaded and mourned over; to our mind, mutability is the soul of poetry, and the source of nearly all the most delightful and sacred pleasures of life. [ Stubbs ]

The eye is the window of the soul, the mouth the door. The intellect, the will, are seen in the eye; the emotions, sensibilities, and affections, in the mouth. The animals look for man's intentions right into his eyes. Even a rat, when you hunt him and bring him to bay, looks you in the eye. [ Hiram Powers ]

A dandy is a clothes-wearing man - a man whose trade, office, and existence consist in the wearing of clothes. Every faculty of his soul, spirit, person and purse is heroically consecrated to this one object - the wearing of clothes wisely and well; so that, as others dress to live, he lives to dress. [ Carlyle ]

If one could look a while through the chinks of heaven's door, and see the beauty and bliss of paradise; if he could but lay his ear to heaven, and hear the ravishing music of those seraphic spirits, and the anthems of praise which they sing, how would his soul be exhilarated and transported with joy. [ Watson ]

Albeit failure in any cause produces a correspondent misery in the soul, yet it is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully eschew. [ Keats ]

It takes twenty years to bring man from the state of embryo, and from that of a mere animal, as he is in his first infancy, to the point when his reason begins to dawn. It has taken thirty centuries to know his structure; it would take eternity to know something of his soul; it takes but an instant to kill him. [ Voltaire ]

That which I have found the best recreation both to my mind and body, whensoever either of them stands in need of it, is music, which exercises at once both body and soul; especially when I play myself; for then, methinks, the same motion that my hands make upon the instrument, the instrument makes upon my heart. [ J. Beveridge ]

Ahab cast a covetous eye at Naboth's vineyard, David a lustful eye at Bathsheba. The eye is the pulse of the soul; as physicians judge of the heart by the pulse, so we by the eye; a rolling eye, a roving heart. The good eye keeps minute time, and strikes when it should; the lustful, crochet-time, and so puts all out of tune. [ Rev. T. Adams ]

As well might a lovely woman look daily in her mirror, yet not be aware of her beauty, as a great soul be unconscious of the powers with which Heaven has gifted him; not so much for himself, as to enlighten others - a messenger from God Himself, with a high and glorious mission to perform. Woe unto him who abuses that mission! [ Chambers ]

Eloquence is the language of nature, and cannot be learned in the schools; the passions are powerful pleaders, and their very silence, like that of Garrick, goes directly to the soul, but rhetoric is the creature of art, which he who feels least will most excel in; it is the quackery of eloquence, and deals in nostrums, not in cures. [ Colton ]

Thought is the seed of action; but action is as much its second form as thought is its first. It rises in thought, to the end that it may be uttered and acted. The more profound the thought, the more burdensome. Always in proportion to the depth of its sense does it knock importunately at the gates of the soul, to be spoken, to be done. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Beauty of form affects the mind, but then it must be understood that it is not the mere shell that we admire; we are attracted by the idea that this shell is only a beautiful case adjusted to the shape and value of a still more beautiful pearl within. The perfection of outward loveliness is the soul shining through its crystalline covering. [ Jane Porter ]

Under the influence of music we are all deluded in some way; we imagine that the performers must dwell in the regions to which they lift their hearers; we are reluctant to admit that a man may blow the most soul-animating strains from his trumpet and yet be a coward; or melt an audience to tears with his violin, and yet be a heartless profligate. [ H. W. Hillard ]

The devil does not stay long where music is performed. Music is the best balsam for a distressed heart; it refreshes and quickens the soul. Music is a governess which makes people milder, meeker, more modest and discreet. Yes, my friends, music is a beautiful, glorious gift of God, and next to theology, I give it the highest place and the highest honor. [ Martin Luther ]

Whatever of goodness emanates from the soul, gathers its soft halo in the eyes; and if the heart be a lurking place of crime, the eyes are sure to betray the secret. A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction assent, an enraged eye makes beauty a deformity; so you see, forsooth, the little organ plays no inconsiderable, if not a dominant, part. [ Frederick Saunders ]

Gaze not on beauty too much, lest it blast thee; nor too long, lest it blind thee; nor too near, lest it burn thee. If thou like it, it deceives thee; if thou love it, it disturbs thee; if thou hunt after it, it destroys thee. If virtue accompany it, it is the heart's paradise; if vice associate it, it is the soul's purgatory. It is the wise man's bonfire, and the fool's furnace. [ Quarles ]

Where are Shakespeare's imagination, Bacon's learning, Galileo's dream? Where is the sweet fancy of Sidney, the airy spirit of Fletcher, and Milton's thought severe? Methinks such things should not die and dissipate, when a hair can live for centuries, and a brick of Egypt will last three thousand years. I am content to believe that the mind of man survives, somehow or other, his clay. [ Barry Cornwall ]

Music may be classed into natural, social, sacred, and martial; it is the twin sister of poetry, and like it has the power to sway the feelings and command the mind; in devotion it breathes the pure spirit of inspiration and love; in martial scenes it rouses the soul to fearless deeds of daring and valor, while it alleviates the cares, and enhances the innocent and cheerful enjoyments of domestic life. [ Acton ]

Eyes are bold as lions, roving, running, leaping, here and there, far and near. They speak all languages; they wait for no introduction; they are no Englishmen; ask no leave of age or rank; they respect neither poverty nor riches, neither learning nor power, nor virtue, nor sex, but intrude, and come again, and go through and through you in a moment of time. What inundation of life and thought is discharged from one soul into another through them! [ Emerson ]

The little I have seen of the world teaches me to look upon the errors of others in sorrow, not in anger. When I take the history of one poor heart that has sinned and suffered, and represent to myself the struggles and temptations it has passed through, the brief pulsations of joy, the feverish inquietude of hope and fear, the pressure of want, the desertion of friends. I would fain leave the erring soul of my fellowman with Him from whose hand it came. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

A statue lies hid in a block of marble, and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter and removes the rubbish. The figure is in the stone; the sculptor only finds it. What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. The philosopher, the saint, or the hero, - the wise, the good, or the great man, - very often lies hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper education might have disinterred, and have brought to light. [ Joseph Addison ]

You can throw yourselves away. You can become of no use in the universe except for a warning. You can lose your souls. Oh, what a loss is that! The perversion and degradation of every high and immortal power for an eternity! And shall this be true of any one of you? Will you be lost when One has come from heaven, traveling in the greatness of His strength, and with garments dyed in blood, on purpose to guide you home - home to a Father's house - to an eternal home? [ Mark Hopkins ]

As the index tells us the contents of stories and directs to the particular chapter, even so does the outward habit and superficial order of garments (in man or woman) give us a taste of the spirit, and demonstratively point (as it were a manual note from the margin) all the internal quality of the soul; and there cannot be a more evident, palpable, gross manifestation of poor, degenerate, dunghilly blood and breeding than a rude, unpolished, disordered, and slovenly outside. [ Massinger ]

Either we have an immortal soul, or we have not. If we have not, we are beasts, - the ifirst and the wisest of beasts, it may be, but still true beasts. We shall only differ in degree and not in kind, - just as the elephant differs from the slug. But by the concession of the materialists of all the schools, or almost all, we are not of the same kind as beasts, and this also we say from our own consciousness. Therefore, methinks, it must be the possession of the soul within us that makes the difference. [ Coleridge ]

We cannot describe the natural history of the soul, but we know that it is divine. All things are known to the soul. It is not to be surprised by any communication. Nothing can be greater than it. Let those fear and those fawn who will. The soul is in her native realm; and it is wider than space, older than time, wide as hope, rich as love. Pusillanimity and fear she refuses with a beautiful scorn; they are not for her who putteth on her coronation robes, and goes out through universal love to universal power. [ Emerson ]

I put myself, my experiences, my observations, my heart and soul into my work. I press my soul upon the white paper. The writer who does this may have any style, he or she will find the hearts of their readers. Writing a book involves, not a waste, but a great expenditure of vital force. Yet I can assure you I have written the last lines of most of my stories with tears. The characters of my own creation had become dear to me. I could not bear to bid them good-bye and send them away from me into the wide world. [ Amelia E. Barr, The Art of Authorship, 1891 ]

The grandest operations, both in nature and in grace, are the most silent and imperceptible. The shallow brook babbles in its passage, and is heard by every one; but the coming on of the seasons is silent and unseen. The storm rages and alarms, but its fury is soon exhausted, and its effects are partial and soon remedied; but the dew, though gentle and unheard, is immense in quantity, and the very life of large portions of the earth. And these are pictures of the operations of grace in the church and in the soul. [ Cecil ]

See a fond mother encircled by her children; with pious tenderness she looks around, and her soul even melts with maternal love. One she kisses on its cheeks, and clasps another to her bosom; one she sets upon her knee, and finds a seat upon her foot for another. And while, by their actions, by their lisping words, and asking eyes, she understands their numberless little wishes, to these she dispenses a look, and a word to those; and whether she grants or refuses, whether she smiles or frowns, it is all in tender love. [ Krummacher ]

Two things a master commits to his servant's care - the child and the child's clothes. It will be a poor excuse for the servant to say, at his master's return, Sir, here are all the child's clothes, neat and clean, but the child is lost. Much so of the account that many will give to God of their souls and bodies at the great day. Lord, here is my body; I am very grateful for it; I neglected nothing that belonged to its contents and welfare; but as for my soul, that is lost and cast away forever. I took little care and thought about it. [ John Flavel ]

What is more pleasing than the sight of the affectionate mother, watching with untiring devotion over her helpless child? Who can contemplate her devotion to the object of her love, enduring his waywardness, forgiving his faults, relieving his pains, and enjojdng his pleasures; pouring incessantly into his opening soul the mature wisdom of her counsels, and following him with her untiring prayers, as he finally goes forth to battle with the temptations and trials of life, without feeling that the true mother's heart is the noblest of heaven's gifts? [ H. Winslow ]

True hope is based on energy of character. A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope, because it knows the mutability of human affairs and how slight a circumstance may change the whole course of events. Such a spirit, too, rests upon itself, it is not confined to partial views, or to one particular object. And if at last all should be lost, it has saved itself, its own integrity and worth. Hope awakens courage, while despondency is the last of all evils, it is the abandonment of good, the giving up of the battle of life with dead nothingness. He who can implant courage in the human soul is the best physician. [ Von Knebel (German), Translated by Mrs. Austin ]

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their soul into ours. God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. Books are the true levellers; they give to all, who will faithfully use them, the society, the spiritual presence, of the best and greatest of our race. No matter how poor I am, I shall not pine for want of intellectual companionship, and I may become a cultivated man, though excluded from what is called the best society in the place where I live. [ W. E. Channing ]

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