Spirit

A Quote by Antoinette Brown Blackwell on anger, men, and spirit

There were angry men confronting me and I caught the flashing of defiant eyes, but above me and within me, there was a spirit stronger than them all.

Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825 - 1921)

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A Quote by Ansel Adams on creativity, life, spirit, and universe

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

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)

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A Quote by Annie Dillard on secrets and spirit

The secret of seeing is to sail on solar wind. Hone and spread your spirit, till you yourself are a sail, whetted, translucent, broadside to the merest puff.

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on distrust, guidance, influence, self, spirit, and teachers

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.  He inspires self-distrust.  He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him.  He will have no disciple.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

Source: "Orphic Sayings," "The Teacher," 1840.

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A Quote by Alvin R. Dyer on appreciation, atoms, deception, discovery, earth, facts, god, greatness, knowledge, life, philosophy, power, science, scientists, spirit, spirituality, truth, understanding, universe, and youth

The real scientist will realize that TRUTH has many avenues of approach to its many phases, and that spiritual truths are to be sought after even more determinedly than others which have to do with this life and earth only. It must be recognized when they do this that spiritual truths are not found on the drawing board or in test tubes. The pursuit of such prescribes that the things of man are understood by the spirit and perceptions of man while the things of God are made known by the revelations of God. Man in and of himself cannot find them out. Yet they are obtained by search-the search for truth, yes, spiritual truth. The youth in particular must not be deceived by the elementary discoveries that have been made by science in many fields. Rockets, missiles and their great potentiality are amazing to us all, but very minute when compared to the majesty of the universe. The real scientist would probably be the first to acknowledge the minor things that have been done thus far as a result of the discovery of atomic and hydrogen power. The fact that they have been able to draw on materials and sources of things already there is perhaps the best evidence of the greatness of God and the virtual nothingness of man thus far exhibited in his pursuits of knowledge. When we attempt to develop a true philosophy of life, one of the first things to do is to gain a full appreciation and understanding of God.

Alvin R. Dyer (1903 - 1977)

Source: at BYU, April 7, 1964

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A Quote by Alma P. Burton on action, blessings, body, change, death, existence, god, immortality, learning, life, men, mortality, progress, spirit, time, and tragedy

It is in the plan that man should die. The rich, the poor; the bond, the free; the great, the lowly-all must die. Death comes to everyone. Death * a necessary step to our eterrzal progression. But death is not the end, it is only a transitional state whereby we move from one stage of action to another. The spirit continues to live, move, think, learn, and to engage in all those activities associated with existence in our next estate. The physical body is placed in the grave, there to remain until the time of our resurrection. The change called death is ordained of God awl is a blessing to man. It would be tragic if men could never be released from mortality that they might put on immortality. Death releases man from his mortal existence and makes possible his onward progress toward eterrzal life and exaltation.

Alma P. Burton (1913 -)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on creation, mathematics, originality, purity, science, and spirit

The science of pure mathematics . . . may claim to be the most original creation of the human spirit.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: Science and the Modern World.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on divinity, madness, mathematics, and spirit

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on genius, humanity, ideas, inspiration, mind, spirit, universe, and world

The finest piece of mechanism in all the universe is the brain of man. The wise person develops his brain, and opens his mind to the genius and spirit of the world's great ideas. He will feel inspired with the purest and noblest thoughts that have ever animated the spirit of humanity.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on madness and spirit

Party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Letter to E. Blount, August 27, 1714

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