A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.
The soul is a very perfect judge of her own motions, if your mind doesn't dictate to her.
Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.
To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
Valor is strength, not of legs and arms, but of heart and soul; it consists not in the worth of our horse or our weapons, but in our own.
Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.
The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance.
This deep feeling for the soul of common people; their life became the main impulse for musical improvisation before I learned the basics in piano.
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul's desire.
Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
And it is very moving because one has to see the site not as just another site of development but it is a very special site. It is a site that souls and hearts of all Americans.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting.