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spirits Quotes

14 of the best book quotes about spirits
  1. #1
    “How did she differ? What was the spirit in her, the essential thing, by which, had you found a crumpled glove in the corner of a sofa, you would have known it, from its twisted finger, hers indisputably? She was like a bird for speed, an arrow for directness. She was willful; she was commanding”
  2. #2
    “‘Is that me?’ Ekwefi called back. That was the way people answered calls from outside. They never answered yes for fear it might be an evil spirit calling.”
  3. #3
    “Philosophy doth consist in this, for a man to preserve that spirit which is within him, from all manner of contumelies and injuries, and above all pains or pleasures; never to do anything either rashly, or feignedly, or hypocritically: wholly to depend from himself and his own proper actions: all things that happen unto him to embrace contentedly, as coming from Him from whom he himself also came; and above all things, with all meekness and a calm cheerfulness, to expect death, as being nothing else but the resolution of those elements, of which every creature is composed.”
  4. #4
    “Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit.”
  5. #5
    One afternoon on the way home from church I asked her whether God was black or white.
    A deep sigh. “Oh boy…God’s not black. He’s not white. He’s a spirit.”
    “Does he like black or white people better?”
    “He loves all people. He’s a spirit.”
    “What’s a spirit?”
    “A spirit’s a spirit.”
    “What color is God’s spirit?”
    “It doesn’t have a color,” she said. “God is the color of water. Water doesn’t have a color.”
  6. #6
    “They were his environment, these men, and they were moulding the clay of him into a more ferocious thing than had been intended by Nature. Nevertheless, Nature had given him plasticity. Where many another animal would have died or had its spirit broken, he adjusted himself and lived, and at no expense of the spirit.”
  7. #7
    “And art thou then that Virgil, that well-spring, From which such copious floods of eloquence Have issued?”
  1. #8
    “The most difficult thing in the world is to adopt the spirit and attitude of a Warrior.”
  2. #9
    “Your spirit was somehow preserved just beyond the border of Death, and your body preserved as the wooden figurehead. Both necromantic and Free Magic would have been involved. Very powerful magic, on both counts. I am curious as to why it was used on you.”
  3. #10
    “…They think of suicide as a quick route to oblivion, an escape. Far from it. It merely alters a person from one form to another. Nothing can destroy the spirit.
  4. #11
    “I believe this. When we meet those we fall in love with, there is an aspect of our spirit that is historian, a bit of a pedant, who imagines or remembers a meeting when the other had passed by innocently.”
  5. #12
    “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. To a man laboring under calamity, the heat of his own fire hath sadness in it. Then, there is a kind of contempt of the landscape felt by him who has just lost by death a dear friend. The sky is less grand as it shuts down over less worth in the population.”
  6. #13
    “For spirit alone does not make noble. Rather, there must be something to ennoble the spirit. What then is required? Blood.”
  7. #14
    “It does not matter where his body lies, for it is grass; but where his spirit is, it will be good to be.”

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