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  In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.  
 -  Ansel Adams
  

  Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.  
 -  Leo Buscaglia
  

  There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.  
 -  Ansel Adams
  

  A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.  
 -  Ansel Adams
  

  Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.  
 -  Ansel Adams
  

  I'm aware that people I have loved and have died and are in the spirit world looking after me.  
 -  Princess Diana
  

  There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.  
 -  Ansel Adams
  

  No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards set so much above his ordinary self as to make him feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog.  
 -  Irving Babbitt
  

  O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Faith is spiritualized imagination.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.  
 -  Bible
  

  Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.  
 -  Joseph Campbell
  

  There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.  
 -  Lord Byron
  

  Often, we ignore the fact that our spiritual condition and psychological state of mind are highly affected by what is happening to us physically. Sometimes depression is simply the result of exhaustion.  
 -  Thomas Campion
  

  It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.  
 -  Lord Byron
  

  Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.  
 -  Lord Byron
  

  Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Let the spirit out - Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise and fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily self. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception, let the spirit out, as it will.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  All that spirits desire, spirits attain.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways.  
 -  Dennis Banks
  

  Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow.  
 -  Dennis Banks
  

  When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then.  
 -  Dennis Banks
  

  No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.  
 -  Johnny Depp
  

  A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  I don't believe in any particular definition of the afterlife, but I do believe we're spiritual creatures and more than our biology and that energy cannot be destroyed, but can change. I don't know what the afterlife is going to be, but I'm not afraid of it.  
 -  Alan Ball
  

  Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. Somebody said to me not too long ago, 'Until you're twenty, you have the face you are born with, and after that you have the face you deserve', and I really loved that - the idea that you wear who you are on your face.  
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  I think it's very difficult, and it requires a tremendous amount of spiritual integrity and discipline, to not be a narcissist in a culture that encourages it every step of the way.  
 -  Alan Ball
  

  Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  
 -  Bible
  

  Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.  
 -  Jawaharlal Nehru
  

  The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  I'm a writer of faith who worries about the intolerance of religion. I look at the past and fear we haven't learned from it. I believe that humanity is capable of evil as well as great acts of courage and goodness. I have hope. Deep down, I believe in the human spirit, although sometimes that belief is shaken.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  I think the beauty of working with young people is they remind you of the spirit of acting and it's just a big play.  
 -  Eric Bana
  

  In any area of the U.N. we... have to agree on certain language that can represent the same spirit, but that can be accepted by everyone.  
 -  Michelle Bachelet
  

  I am living and having supernatural experiences. A lot of people get really freaked out about that. I speak in tongues; I've been baptized in the Holy Spirit.  
 -  Stephen Baldwin
  

  I am not a spiritual guy, but all of a sudden I felt the need to really feel things.  
 -  Scott Baio
  

  I'm not going to fight in the physical with physical weapons, because it's not a physical fight. I'm going to fight with spiritual weapons, cause it's a spiritual fight.  
 -  Stephen Baldwin
  

  The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.  
 -  Francis Bacon
  

  I believe I have a calling. Do you know what that calling is? To stand up in a new and hard core, radical way for the Lord. In the process, if I insult a couple of people, if I offend a couple of people, and if I got to shake it up a little bit, as long as it is led by the Holy Spirit, amen.  
 -  Stephen Baldwin
  

  It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host.  
 -  Jim Bakker
  

  Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.  
 -  Meher Baba
  

  One has to go beyond the mind to experience the spiritual bliss of desirelessness.  
 -  Meher Baba
  

  Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise, for the result is waste of time and general stagnation.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  Divine desperateness is the beginning of spiritual awakening because it gives rise to the aspiration for God-realisation.  
 -  Meher Baba
  

  Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.  
 -  Meher Baba