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Just as a tested and rugged virtue of the moral hero is worth more than the lovely, tender, untried innocence of the child, so is the massive strength of a soul that has conquered truth for itself worth more than the soft peach-bloom faith of a soul that takes truth on trust. - Francis Ellington Abbot
Conscience is God’s deputy in the soul. - Thomas Adams
There is nothing in the world better for the purification of the soul than the curbing of idle talk. - Agnon Schmuel Yoseph Agnon, pseudonym of Samuel Joseph Czaczkes
Thou canst not tell how rich a dowry sorrow gives the soul, how firm a faith and eagle sight of God. - Dean Alford, fully Clarence "Dean" Alford
The company of a good man is the light of the soul, of an evil man the poison of life. - Khajah Abdullah Ansari of Herat, Abu Ismaïl Abdullah ibn Abi-Mansour Mohammad or Khajah Abdullah Ansari of Herat
Embellish the soul with simplicity, with prudence, and everything which is neither virtuous nor vicious. Love all men. Walk according to God; for, as a poet hath said, his laws govern all. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Of human life the time is a point, and the substance is in a flux, and the perception dull, and the composition of the whole body subject to putrefaction, and the soul a whirl, and fortune hard to divine, and fame a thing devoid of judgment. And, to say all in a word, everything which belongs to the body is a stream, and what belongs to the soul is a dream and a vapor, and life is a warfare and a stranger’s sojourn, and after-fame is oblivion. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Our dispositions will be suitable to that which we most frequently think on; for the soul is, as it were, tinged with the colour and complexion of its own thoughts. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Such as are thy habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of thy mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. Dye it then with a continuous series of such thoughts as these: that where a man can live, there he can also live well. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
The one thing worth living for is to keep one's soul pure. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
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