Quotes About Human Spirit

Quotes tagged as "human-spirit" (showing 1-28 of 28)
“There is a desire within each of us,
in the deep center of ourselves
that we call our heart.
We were born with it,
it is never completely satisfied,
and it never dies.
We are often unaware of it,
but it is always awake.

It is the Human desire for Love.
Every person in this Earth yearns to love,
to be loved, to know love.
Our true identity, our reason for being
is to be found in this desire.

Love is the "why" of life,
why we are functioning at all.
I am convinced
it is the fundamental energy
of the human spirit.
the fuel on which we run,
the wellspring of our vitality.

And grace,
which is the flowing,
creative activity, of love itself,
is what makes all goodness possible.

Love should come first,
it should be the beginning of,
and the reason for everything.”
Gerald G. May, Living in Love

You can't take the sky from me.
“You can't take the sky from me.”
Joss Whedon

Ken Kesey
“You had a choice: you could either strain and look at things that appeared in front of you in the fog, painful as it might be, or you could relax and lose yourself”
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ayn Rand
“I understood that centuries of chains and lashes will not kill the spirit of man nor the sense of truth within him.”
Ayn Rand, Anthem

E.A. Bucchianeri
“That's it. Love makes us all strong.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

“The human spirit is poetry enough and I understand that, but I write to make it transparent to a world in love with bright screens and rising technology.”
Christopher Poindexter

Lisa Kleypas
“Aristotle taught that stars are made of a different matter than the four earthly elements— a quintessence— that also happens to be what the human psyche is made of. Which is why man’s spirit corresponds to the stars. Perhaps that’s not a very scientific view, but I do like the idea that there’s a little starlight in each of us.”
Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

Forrest Church
“Where's your church?"
"We're standing in it."
"But this is a bookstore and it's a Friday."
"Yes, but you might also choose to see it as a cathedral of the human spirit-a storehouse consecrated to the full spectrum of human experience. Just about every idea we've ever had is in here somewhere. A place containing great thinking is a sacred space.”
Forrest Church, A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

Ken Kesey
“This world… belongs to the strong, my friend! The ritual of our existence is based on the strong getting stronger by devouring the weak.”
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

C. JoyBell C.
“Faith belongs to the human spirit. Faith is faith. Humanity is divided by religion, religion is the divider of humanity. If every human could be removed of their blindfolds and see that faith is in itself faith and that this is something which belongs to each and every human being, then at that time the dividers of religion will suddenly mean nothing and we will all see that we are united by faith in and of itself. There is only one faith and it is called faith. And no man needs to prove to another man that what he believes in exists, because even if it does not exist, his faith is his belief that it is there, that something is there, and that in itself is faith. So I do not need to prove to any man that what I believe in exists or not, there is no such contest between man, my faith breathes in the body of my belief; the fact that I believe is the breath of my faith.”
C. JoyBell C.

Wade Davis
“The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being YOU: they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.”
Wade Davis

Jeanette Winterson
“Creative work bridges time because the energy of art is not time-bound. If it were we should have no interest in the art of the past, except as history or documentary. But our interest in art is our interest in ourselves both now and always. Here and forever. There is a sense of the human spirit as always existing. This makes our death bearable. Life + art is a boisterous communion/communication with the dead. It is a boxing match with time.”
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Helen Keller
“Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted island, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
Helen Keller

Anna C. Salter
“Malevolence takes a bite out off your spirit. Just sitting with it, just talking with people who consciously and deliberately exploit others, feels like being beaten. Over the years, l have seen many therapists burn out and leave the field entirely. [Refers to treating sex offenders, p6]”
Anna C. Salter, Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders

Iain Pears
“Philosophy cannot be extinguished, though men will try ... The spirit seeks the light, that is its nature. It wishes to return to its origin, and must forever try to reach enlightenment.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

“~Remember this always:
Your body and mind can be broken, but your Spirit, is unbreakable, and unchangeable~

When we talk about people or circumstances breaking our spirit, what we mean is that a person has been affected emotionally to the point of feeling broken; however, NOTHING in this world has the capacity to break or change our Spirit!
Our Spirit is what gives us the ability to overcome the misery and suffering experienced by our body and mind.

Our spirit is what drives prisoners of war come out unbroken; our spirit is what drives the victims of rape and abuse to overcome the emotional burdens of their mind.
Believe this! NOTHING can break or change your Spirit, because your spirit is above all things!”
Martin Suarez

Jan Valtin
“Prisons are built to break men, and when men are broken society has consummated its revenge”
Jan Valtin, Out of the Night: The Memoir of Richard Julius Herman Krebs alias Jan Valtin

Hal Zina Bennett
“The art of writing is not as solitary as one might think. When it finally dawns on us one day that our task as writers is to share what we know of the human spirit, we suddenly discover that we were never truly alone.”
Hal Zina Bennett, Write from the Heart: Unleashing the Power of Your Creativity

John Marsden
“I guess you can't live at full-on intensity forever. Lying on the bed of my cell in the dark, trembling, waiting for the soldiers to come in and shoot me - you just can't keep doing that. There's something in the human spirit that won't let you live that way.”
John Marsden, A Killing Frost

Janet Bettag
“In that nanosecond of enlightenment I knew that the human spirit survives the death of the physical body and I understood that my wandering soul needed to get back into its earthly habitat.”
Janet Bettag

Salman Rushdie
“Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination, and of the heart.”
Salman Rushdie

Jill Conner Browne
“I believe that the ability to laugh at oneself is fundamental to the resiliency of the human spirit.”
Jill Conner Browne, The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook

Jan Valtin
“A man lives his life only when he is marching, i thought, when he keeps marching onwards at any price. When he stops marching onwards, he decays. The joy of life is the joy of the experience that comes from feeling one's own strength.”
Jan Valtin, Out of the Night: The Memoir of Richard Julius Herman Krebs alias Jan Valtin

Jake Ducey
“Forgiveness is alchemy of the soul in which the feeling of possibility returns to the human spirit.”
Jake Ducey, Into the Wind: My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life's Purpose

Oliver Sacks
“Empirical science, empiricism, takes no account of the soul, no account of what constitutes and determines personal being.”
Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

T.F. Hodge
“The artist speaks with inspiring tools of creativity. Thinkers challenge with the weapons of choice. These two forces are necessary to move souls beyond limitation.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“You simply don't realize how much pain the human spirit can endure”
Stewart Mariah

Mariah Stewart
“You simply don't realize how much pain the human spirit can endure”
Mariah Stewart, Cold Truth

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