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A Quote by John Muir on nature, beauty, needs, soul, life, play, and prayer

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on source, soul, god, nature, connection, and reality

We all flow from one fountain— Soul. All are expressions of one love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love, creation, joy, purpose, soul, and life

We are
People who need to love, because
Love is the soul's life,

Love is simply creation's greatest joy.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

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A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love, stranger, heart, soul, caring, and relationships

Your love
Should never be offered to the mouth of a
Stranger,
Only to someone
Who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
Then weave them into a blanket
To protect you.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

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A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on truth, self, and soul

The Truth has shared so much of Itself
With me

That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even pure
Soul.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

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A Quote by William Shirley on greatness, words, soul, reality, and spirit

Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the soul or the greatness of the human spirit.

William Shirley

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on greatness, soul, happiness, fate, value, and joy

A man who has once perceived, however temporarily and however briefly, what makes greatness of soul, can no longer be happy if he allows himself to be petty, self-seeking, troubled by trivial misfortunes, dreading what fate may have in store for him. The man capable of greatness of soul will open wide the windows of his mind, letting the winds blow freely upon it from every portion of the universe.

He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains. And he will see that the man whose mind mirrors the world becomes in a sense as great as the world. In emancipation from the fears that beset the slave of circumstance he will experience a profound joy, and through all the vicissitudes of his outward life he will remain in the depths of his being a happy man.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Kathleen Norris on soul, purpose, life, and meaning

Each and every one of us has one obligation, during the bewildered days of our pilgrimage here: the saving of his own soul, and secondarily and incidentally thereby affecting for good such other souls as come under our influence.

Kathleen Norris

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A Quote by James Flecker on poetry, poety, soul, salvation, art, and writing

It is not the poet's business to save man's soul but to make it worth saving . . . However, few poets have written with a clear theory of art for art's sake, it is by that theory alone that their work has been, or can be, judged; -and rightly so if we remember that art embraces all life and all humanity, and sees in the temporary and fleeting doctrines of conservative or revolutionary only the human grandeur or passion that inspires them.

James Flecker

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on art, writing, creativity, poetry, story, soul, and purpose

Art is an act of the soul, not the intellect. When we are dealing with people's dreams - their visions, really - we are in the realm of the sacred. We are involved with forces and energies larger than our own. We are engaged in a sacred transaction of which we know only a little: the shadow, not the shape.

In our human lives, we are often impatient, ill-tempered, inappropriate. We find it difficult to treat our intimates with the love we really hold for them. Despite this, they bear with us because of the larger, higher level of family that they honor even in our outbursts. This is their commitment.

As artists, we belong to an ancient and holy tribe. We are the carriers of the truth that spirit moves through us all. When we deal with one another, we are dealing not merely with our own human personalities but also with the unseen but ever-present throng of ideas, visions, stories, poems, songs, sculptures, art-as-facts that crowd the temple of consciousness waiting their turn to be born.

Julia Cameron

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