Spirit

A Quote by Bern Williams on necessity and spirit

An extravagance is something that your spirit thinks is a necessity.

Bern Williams

Source: Independent-Enterprise, (Edinboro, PA).

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on emptiness, poverty, spirit, and virtue

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Bede the Venerable on angels, art, christ, day, earth, fatherhood, glory, god, praise, songs, spirit, and world

A hymn of glory let us sing; New songs throughout the world shall ring: Christ, by a road before untrod, Now rises to the throne of God. The holy apostolic band Upon the Mount of Olives stand; And with his followers they see Their Lord's ascending majesty. To them the angels drawing nigh, "Why stand and gaze upon the sky? This is the Savior," thus they say; "This is his glorious triumph day. "Again shall ye behold him so As ye today have seen him go, In glorious pomp ascending high, Up to the portals of the sky." O risen Christ, ascended Lord, All praise to thee let earth accord, Who art, while endless ages run, With Father and with Spirit one.

Bede the Venerable (673 - 735)

Source: hymn for the Ascension

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on belief, body, character, death, destruction, existence, force, lust, mind, mistakes, morality, power, purpose, roles, spirit, and teachers

There are two kinds of teachers of the Morality of Death: the mystics of spirit and the mystics of muscle . . . those who believe in consciousness without existence and those who believe in existence without consciousness. . . . No matter how loudly they posture in the roles of irreconcilable antagonists, their moral codes are alike, and so are their aims: in matter - the enslavement of man's body, in spirit - the destruction of his mind . . . make no mistake about the character of the mystics. To undercut your consciousness has always been their only purpose throughout the ages - and power, the power to rule you by force, has always been their only lust. . . . But it cannot be done to you without your consent. If you permit it to be done, you deserve it.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: John Galt, in Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on mediocrity, spirit, and work

The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on certainty, confidence, dedication, experience, future, kindness, love, prayer, and spirit

I sat there beside him till morning - and as I watched his face in the starlight, then the first ray of the sun on his untroubled forehead and closed eyelids, what I experienced was not a prayer, I do not pray, but that state of spirit at which a prayer is a misguided attempt: a full, confident, affirming self-dedication to my love of the right, to the certainty that the right would win and that this boy would have the kind of future he deserved. . . . I did not expect it to be as great as this - or as hard.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 727)

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A Quote by Ashley Montagu on animals, contempt, evil, indifference, people, and spirit

The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of human spirit.

Ashley Montagu (1905 -)

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A Quote by Archimedes on charm, day, discovery, losing, mind, and spirit

Spoken of the young Archimedes: . . . [he] was as much enchanted by the rudiments of algebra as he would have been if I had given him an engine worked by steam, with a methylated spirit lamp to heat the boiler; more enchanted, perhaps for the engine would have got broken, and, remaining always itself, would in any case have lost its charm, while the rudiments of algebra continued to grow and blossom in his mind with an unfailing luxuriance. Every day he made the discovery of something which seemed to him exquisitely beautiful; the new toy was inexhaustible in its potentialities.

Archimedes (c.. 287 - 212 BC)

Source: quoted by Aldous Huxley

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A Quote by Apostle Paul on foolishness, god, judgment, spirit, and spirituality

The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

Apostle Paul

Source: 1 Corinthians 2:14,15

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A Quote by Apostle Paul on lust and spirit

Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh, for the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Apostle Paul

Source: Galatians 5:16,17

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