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He did not die in the night, / He did not die in the day, / But in the morning twilight / His spirit passed away.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more a man cultivates the arts the less he fornicates. A more and more apparent cleavage occurs between the spirit and the brute.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This latter day work is spiritual. It takes spirituality to comprehend it, to love it, to discern it. Therefore, seek the spirit in all you do. Keep it with you continually. That is our challenge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Common-sense is part of the home-made ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, of those who have been kept ignorant. This ideology is compounded from different sources: items that have survived from religion, items of empirical knowledge, items of protective skepticism, items culled for comfort from the superficial learning that is supplied. But the point is that common-sense can never teach itself, can never advance beyond its own limits, for as soon as the lack of fundamental learning has been made good, all items become questionable and the whole function of common-sense is destroyed. Common-sense can only exist as a category insofar as it can be distinguished from the spirit of inquiry, from philosophy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A readiness to believe every promise implicitly, to obey every command unhesitatingly, to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God, is the only true spirit of Bible study.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person. Are we not, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside of self. Passion is all that is other from self. Sex is only interesting when it releases passion. The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead and that soon, come what may, we will be wholly so.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our attitude toward our own culture has recently been characterized by two qualities, braggadocio and petulance. Braggadocio -- empty boasting of American power, American virtue, American know-how -- has dominated our foreign relations now for some decades. Here at home -- within the family, so to speak -- our attitude to our culture expresses a superficially different spirit, the spirit of petulance. Never before, perhaps, has a culture been so fragmented into groups, each full of its own virtue, each annoyed and irritated at the others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many audiences all over the world will answer positively from their own experience that they have seen the face of the invisible through an experience on the stage that transcended their experience in life. They will maintain that Oedipus or Berenice or Hamlet or The Three Sisters performed with beauty and with love fires the spirit and gives them a reminder that daily drabness is not necessarily all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of character but strengthen it. Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our works are the mirror wherein the spirit first sees its natural lineaments, Hence, too, the folly of that impossible precept, Know thyself; till it be translated into this partially possible one, know what thou canst work at.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analyzing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a program would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perhaps the reward of the spirit who tries is not the goal but the exercise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No matter what a man does, he is not fully sane or human unless there is a spirit of freedom in him, a soul unconfined by purpose and larger than the practicable world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In short, the building becomes a theatrical demonstration of its functional ideal. In this romanticism, high-tech architecture is, of course, no different in spirit -- if totally different in form -- from all the romantic architecture of the past.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The wealth and prosperity of the country are only the comeliness of the body, the fullness of the flesh and fat; but the spirit is independent of them; it requires only muscle, bone and nerve for the true exercise of its functions. We cannot lose our liberty, because we cannot cease to think.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealthMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels -- men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless; it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends; but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human spirit is your specifically human dimension and contains abilities other creatures do not have. Every human is spiritual; in fact, spirit is the essence of being human. You have a body that may become ill; you have a psyche that may become disturbed. But the spirit is what you are. It is your healthy core.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different- to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Furnished as all Europe now is with Academies of Science, with nice instruments and the spirit of experiment, the progress of human knowledge will be rapid and discoveries made of which we have at present no conception. I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Architects, painters, and sculptors must recognize anew and learn to grasp the composite character of a building both as an entity and in its separate parts. Only then will their work be imbued with the architectonic spirit which it has lost as salon art. Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Death cancels everything but truth; and strips a man of everything but genius and virtue. It is a sort of natural canonization. It makes the meanest of us sacred --it installs the poet in his immortality, and lifts him to the skies. Death is the greatest assayer of the sterling ore of talent. At his touch the dropsy particles fall off, the irritable, the personal, the gross, and mingle with the dust --the finer and more ethereal part mounts with winged spirit to watch over our latest memory, and protect our bones from insult. We consign the least worthy qualities to oblivion, and cherish the nobler and imperishable nature with double pride and fondness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every spirit makes its house, but as afterwards the house confines the spirit, you had better build well.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Progress is the life-style of man. The general life of the human race is called Progress, and so is its collective march. Progress advances, it makes the great human and earthly journey towards what is heavenly and divine; it has its pauses, when it rallies the stragglers, its stopping places when it meditates, contemplating some new and splendid promised land that has suddenly appeared on its horizon. It has its nights of slumber; and it is one of the poignant anxieties of the thinker to see the human spirit lost in shadow, and to grope in the darkness without being able to awake sleeping progress.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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