Friends will keep you sane,
Love could fill your heart,
A lover can warm your bed,
But lonely is the soul without a mate....David Pratt.
We need to find God, and He cannot be found in
noise and restlessness. God is the friend of
silence. See how nature -- trees, flowers, grass --
grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and
the sun, how they move in silence...we need
silence to be able to touch souls....Mother Teresa.
The soul never thinks without a picture....Aristotle.
Holding a hand doesn't mean chaining a soul....Unknown.
True intimacy is the opening of one soul to
another. No gift on earth could compare with it,
for it touches us more profoundly than our
imagination can envision. When two people share
their lives, freely, openly, without reservation, it
is as if each had become complete....Robert Sexton.
The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often,
and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent
men and the love of children; who has filled his niche
and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better
than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect
poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of
earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for
the best in others and gave the best he had....Proverbs 15:1.
Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul.
Only kindness can do that....Jean Babtiste Henri Lacordaire.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one
ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke
from the chimney and continue on the way....Vincent Van Gogh.
Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally
unite their souls, because the spirit was said
to be carried in one's breath....Eve Glicksman.
Oh, they loved dearly; their souls kissed,
they kissed with their eye, they were both
but one single kiss!....Heinrich Heine.
Love is the fire that ignites
the passion in my soul....Unknown.
Love is like a knife, it can stab the heart
or it can carve wonderful images into the
soul that will last a lifetime....Unknown.
Where the soul is full of peace and joy,
outward surrounding and circumstances are of
comparatively little account....Hannah Whithall Smith.
Once you see into someone's soul,
you're attached forever....Unknown.
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the
soul, and health to the bones....Proverbs 16:24.
Imagination is the eye of the soul....Joseph Joubert.
When you give someone your heart, you're giving
them your life; when you give someone your soul,
you're giving them 'forever'....Unknown.
Life is the soul's nursery -- Its training place for
the destinies of eternity....William Makepeace Thackeray.
One man has given my soul a contentment so absolute that
it will forevermore see him as its true creator....Unknown.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination,
nor both together go to the making of a genius. Love, love,
love, that is the soul of a genius....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The effects of kindness are not always seen immediately,
Sometimes it takes years until your kindness will pay off,
And is returned to you. And sometimes you never see
the fruits of your labors, But they are there, Deep inside
of the soul of the one you touched....Dan Kelly.
It is by chance you met her, by choice you became
friends, by fate you became soulmates....Unknown.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel
that they are joined together to strengthen each other
in all labour, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with
each other in the silent unspoken memories....George Elliot.
One's life story cannot be told with complete veracity.
A true autobiography would have to be written in states
of mind, emotions, heartbeats, smiles and tears; not in
months and years, or physical events. Life is marked off
on the soul by feelings, not by dates....Helen Adams Keller.
If two souls were meant to be then God
would never let that love perish. Even
if they separate the love between them
will unite them once more....Unknown.
Love looks not with the eyes, but
with the heart and soul!....Unknown.
Genius -- To know without having learned; to draw
just conclusions from unknown premises; to discern
the soul of things....Ambrose Gwinett Bierce.
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will
be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed
by the thoughts....Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.
Paintings have a life of their own that
derives from the painter's soul....Vincent Van Gogh.
What sculpture is to a block of marble,
education is to the soul....Joseph Addison.
Your love is like a sweet, gentle breeze
caressing the very essence of my soul....Unknown.
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the
soul; unbelief, in denying them....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half
conceal the soul within....Alfred Tennyson.
Real tears are not those that fall from the eyes and cover the face,
but those that fall from the heart and cover the soul....Unknown.
The eyes are the gateway to the soul.
A person's eyes tell everything about them....Unknown.
Blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one
human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst
of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults....Charles Kingsley.
Love is not seen by the mind through sight, it is
seen by the heart and soul by emotion....Unknown.
Love must not touch the marrow of
the soul. Our affections must be
breakable chains that we can cast
them off or tighten them....Euripedes.
I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see.
I sought my God, but God eluded me.
I sought my brother, and I found all three....Unknown.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are
moments when, whatever the posture of the
body, the soul is on its knees....Victor Hugo.
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path
in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive
resolves itself into crystal clearness....Mahatma Gandhi.
The authentic self is the soul made visible....Sarah Ban Breathnach.
But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of
men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than
bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life
touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound
of a great name dies like an echo; the splendor of fame fades, into
nothing; but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which
it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette....James Thurber.
Love is the blood of the heart,
and the drink of the soul....Unknown.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches
in the soul, and sings the tune without the
words, and never stops at all....Emily Dickenson.
In America, you are not required to offer food to the hungry or
shelter the homeless. There is no ordinance forcing you to visit
the lonely, or comfort the infirmed. No where in the Constitution
does it say you have to provide clothing to the poor. In fact, one
of the nicest things about living here in America, is that you really
don't have to do anything for anybody. But when you do, you give
meaning and provide soul to the concept of community...and develop
a sense of purpose to something greater than one's self....Paul VI.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul....Marcus Aurelius.
The soul, like the body, lives by what
it feeds on....Josiah Gilbert Holland.
There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery
that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it,
and fills it with noble inclinations....Washington Irving.
The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves....Proverb.
Blessed is the influence of one true,
loving human soul on another....George Eliot.
There is hardly ever a complete silence in our
soul. God is whispering to us well-nigh incessantly.
Whenever the sounds of the world die out in the soul,
or sink low, then we hear these whisperings of God.
He is always whispering to us, only we do not always
hear, because of the noise, hurry and distractions
which life causes as it rushes on....Faber.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only
on those things that are in line with your principles and
can bear the full light of day. The content of your character
is your choice. Day by day, what you think, and what you
do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny...it
is the light that guides your way....Heraclitus.
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch
with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude,
which most people are afraid of, because in the silence
you hear the truth and know the solutions....Deepak Chopra.
It is by loving and by being loved that one can come
nearest to the soul of another....George McDonald.
For years your name never passed
my lips, while my soul drank in,
with a delirious thirst, all
that was uttered in my presence
respecting you....Edgar Allan Poe.
One must learn to love and go through a good
deal of suffering to get to it...and the journey
is always towards the other soul....D.H. Lawrence.
The soul would have no rainbow if the
eyes had no tears....Indian Proverb.
You have yearned to have my affection cloak your
delicate spirit, accept the pretense of my craving to
consume your soul as a symptom of a greater obsession that
can only be extinguished by your merciful hand....Philip.
I think most of us look at personal delights as
somewhere between minimally important and borderline
immoral. We like them, but we're not sure we ought to.
We seldom give them a high priority when other demands
are competing for our attention. Nevertheless, the soul
feeds on simple joys and withers without them....Victoria Moran.
It is amazing that our souls -- our eternal essences, with all
their hopes and dreams and visions of an eternal world -- are
contained within these temporal bodies. No wonder suffering
is part of the human condition....Marion Woodman.
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation,
you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude,
a feeling that nurtures the soul....Rabbi Harold Kushner.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul....King Solomon.
I believe that to nurture my soul and to fulfill my soul's
purpose, I must learn from every event in my life. I must come
to realize that every experience has within it a seed of a
tremendous gift -- a soul gift -- some new gift....John Gray.
Knowledge is the food of the soul....Plato.
Conversely, when you ignore your soul's destiny,
when you get caught up in your own self-interests
and forget to care for others, you will not feel
"right." Instead, you will feel empty and unfilled.
During these times, you are neglecting your soul --
you are depriving it of nourishment....Unknown.
When you recover or discover something that nourishes
your soul and bring joy, care enough about yourself to
make room for it in your life....Jean Shinoda Bolen.
An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the
mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we
find value, love, and union with the world around us.
As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense
of rapturous union can give a sensation of fulfillment
that makes life purposeful and vibrant....Thomas Moore.
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
You don't have to make your subject and verb agree
to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and
Aristotle....Einstein's Theory of Relativity....
to serve. You only need a heart full of grace.
A soul generated by love....Martin Luther King, Jr.
Beautiful objects, ideas, even beautiful people all share
the power to lift the spirits and motivate creativity
while at the same time soothing the soul....Thomas Kinkade.
The soul is made of love and must ever strive
to return to love. Therefore, it can never find
rest nor happiness in other things. It must lose
itself in love. By its very nature it must seek
God, who is love....Mechthild of Magdenburg.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears
with composure one heavy mischance after another.
not because he does not feel them, but because he
is a man of high and heroic temper....Aristotle.
You nourish your soul by fulfilling your destiny,
by developing the potential that the soul represents.
When you fulfill your soul's destiny, you will feel "right"....Unknown.
When I talk to people who feel this emptiness and
lack of fulfillment, I recommend they find a source
of balance in their lives. I suggest they find a way
to "give back" to the world in order to feel
a sense of completeness....Rabbi Harold Kushner.
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to
welcome the ecstatic experience....Emily Dickinson.
A spiritually optimistic point of view holds that
the universe is woven out of a fabric of love.
Everything that is happening is ultimately for
the good if we're willing to face it head-on and
use our adversities for soul growth....Joan Borysenko.
Your own soul is nourished when you are kind....King Solomon.
To nourish the soul means to become kinder,
more compassionate, wiser, and more loving,
often through the making of difficult choices
that foster growth rather than safety.
The nourishment and growth of the soul is
the very reason for human life....Joan Borysenko.
Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within
the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of bitterest
pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in
this life springs from acquiescence to, not in
exemption from, suffering....Francois De Fenelon.
Money is not required to buy one necessity
of the soul....Henry David Thoreau.
What is right for one soul may not be right for
another. It may mean having to stand on your own
and do something strange in the eyes of others....Eileen Caddy.
Blessed is the influence of one true,
loving human soul on another....George Eliot.
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