Great Throughts Treasury

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Ikinilik NULL

The only thing of value in a man is the soul. That is why it is the soul that is given everlasting life, either in the Land of the Sky or in the Underworld. The soul is man’s greatest power; it is the soul that makes us human, but how it does so we do not know. Our flesh and blood, our body, is nothing but an envelope about our vital power.

Body | Character | Land | Life | Life | Man | Nothing | Power | Soul | Value |

William Dean Howells

It is the still voice that the soul heeds; not the deafening blasts of doom.

Character | Soul |

Aldous Leonard Huxley

The beatitude into which the enlightened soul is delivered is something quite different from pleasure... Blessedness depends on non-attachment and selflessness, therefore can be enjoyed without satiety and without revulsion; is a participation in eternity, and therefore remains itself without diminution or fluctuation.

Blessedness | Character | Eternity | Pleasure | Satiety | Soul |

Saint Isaac of Nineveh, also Isaac the Syrian, Isaac of Qatar and Isaac Syrus NULL

Humility collects the soul into a single point by the power of silence. A truly humble man has no desire to be known or admired by others, but wishes to plunge from himself into himself, to become nothing, as if he had never been born. When he is completely hidden to himself in himself, he is completely with God.

Character | Desire | God | Humility | Man | Nothing | Power | Silence | Soul | Wishes |

John Keble

Love masters agony; the soul that seemed forsaken feels her present God again and in her Father’s arms contented dies away.

Agony | Character | Father | God | Love | Present | Soul | God |

Garrison Keillor, fully Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Ambition | Character | Experience | Quiet | Soul | Success | Suffering | Vision | Ambition | Trial |

Ledrain NULL

Thou makest thy soul to be raised up.

Character | Soul |

James Russell Lowell

Great truths are portions of the soul of man; great souls are portions of eternity.

Character | Eternity | Man | Soul | Truths |

Yechezkail Levenstein

The commandment to love the Almighty requires that we should be willing to give up our lives if necessary out of love for Him. If a person has internalized that in reality he is a soul and his body is merely an outer garment that he temporarily wears, he will find it relatively easy to fulfill the commandment of giving up his life is need be. He does not feel as if he is sacrificing himself for he always retains his soul. His body which he is sacrificing is not himself but only an outer garment. For such a person giving up his life is not the ultimate sacrifice since his body is not an integral part of his identity.

Body | Character | Giving | Life | Life | Love | Need | Reality | Sacrifice | Soul | Will |

Thomas Mann, fully Paul Thomas Mann

Knowledge of the soul would unfailingly make us melancholy if the pleasures of expression did not keep us alert and of good cheer.

Character | Good | Knowledge | Melancholy | Soul |

Theodore T. Munger

The meaning, the value, the truth of life can be learned only by an actual performance of its duties, and truth can be learned and the soul saved in no other way.

Character | Life | Life | Meaning | Soul | Truth |

Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The lack of wealth is easily repaired; but the poverty of the soul is irreparable.

Character | Poverty | Soul | Wealth |

Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The soul [that] has no established aim loses itself.

Character | Soul |