Spirit

A Quote by Alexander Pope on death, joy, pain, spirit, thinking, and thought

Wise wretch! with pleasures too refined to please; With too much spirit to be e'er at ease With too much quickness ever to be taught; With too much thinking to have common thought. You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle II, To Mrs. M. Blount, 1735

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on age, children, enthusiasm, genius, losing, secrets, and spirit

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on charm, day, discovery, losing, mind, and spirit

Quoting that which was 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.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on beauty, community, duty, influence, joy, learning, opportunity, profit, spirit, study, and work

Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on evil and spirit

It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on ambition, children, day, future, happiness, joy, life, play, spirit, and work

I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance, because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of ambition which pervades your very being, and seems to make the day's work like a happy child at play.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: (referring to America)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on admiration, conviction, emotion, god, humility, ideas, mind, power, religion, spirit, superiority, and universe

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able toperceive with our frail and feeble mind. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible Universe, forms my idea of God.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Quoted in the New York Times obituary (April 19, 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on feeling, laws, religion, science, spirit, superiority, and universe

Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man. . . . In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Letter to a child who asked if scientists pray (January 24, 1936)

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A Quote by Alan Grant on laughter, mortality, pain, and spirit

It hurts! It throbs with pain, the like of which I never felt the half! Mortal flesh would scream again . . . yet demon spirit bids to laugh

Alan Grant

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on army, defense, destruction, discipline, god, independence, liberty, love, men, spirit, strength, struggle, tyranny, and war

What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army. These are not our reliance against a resumption of tyranny in our fair land. All of them may be turned against our liberties, without making us stronger or weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, every where. Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. The last two sentences appear in slightly varying form inscribed on a plaque in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty: "Our defense is in the spirit which prized liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors."

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Abraham Lincoln, speech at Edwardsville, Illinois, September 11, 1858

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