is a person’s inner being; the emotional part of human nature.

“Love is the harmony of two souls singing together.”

Gregory J. P. Godek author

“A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.”

Christian D. Larson New Thought Leader

“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.”

Alex Karras (born 1935); athlete, actor

“One may be old in years, but not in spirit, or poor in wealth, but not in ambition.”

Chinese Proverb

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900); novelist, playwright

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Those who look outside, dream. Those who looks inside, awaken.”

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961); founder of analytical psychology

“True achievement in any sphere of action depends upon real ability, and a strong, deep, whole-souled love.”

David Emerald author

“We must always have old memories and young hopes.”

Arsène Houssaye (1815-1896); writer, novelist, poet

“I simply believe that some part of the human Self or Soul is not subject to the laws of space and time.”

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961); founder of analytical psychology

“The heart has reason which reason cannot understand.”

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662); mathematician, physicist, religious philosopher

“A trying journey can only result in a phenomenal blessing.”

Dawn M. Harvey motivational speaker and author

“Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.”

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890); Post-Impressionist painter

“Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.”

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881); essayist, satirist, historian

“Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.”

Dr. Thomas Dooley (1927-1961); US Navy Physician

“Give yourself the gift of time in coming to answers for your life…It takes time, and a lot of introspection and soul-searching, to get clear about what you really want to manifest in your life.”

David Emerald author

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.”

Victor Hugo (1802-1885); poet, novelist, playwright

“Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955); motivational author

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948); Indian political and spiritual leader

“Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world.”

Sir Thomas Moore (1779-1852); poet, singer

“For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882); poet

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936); writer, poet, essayist, novelist

“The soul was never put in the body to stand still.”

John Webster (1580-1634); dramatist

“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever.”

Jimmy Valvano (1946-1993); college basketball coach

“Spirit is like the wind, in that we can’t see it but can see its effects, which are profound.”

Jimmy Carter (born 1924); 39th President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize winner

“True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955); theoretical physicist, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner

“Whatever the soul knows how to seek, it cannot fail to obtain.”

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850); journalist, critic, women's rights activist

“Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions.”

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881); Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“Our soul desires to be understanding, our ego is only concerned with being understood. When you are being understanding you are connected to your soul.”

Michaiel Bovenes (born 1963); spiritual empowerment teacher, professional speaker

“A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.”

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881); essayist, satirist, historian

“They had that special grace, that special spirit that says, Give me a challenge and I'll meet it with joy.”

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004); 40th U.S. President

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

John Muir (1838-1914); naturalist, author

“Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.”

Golda Meir (1898-1978); Prime Minister of Israel

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ”

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973); Writer, Poet, Philologist, University Professor

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ”

Marianne Williamson (born 1952); author, lecturer

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881); essayist, satirist, historian

“Silence is a source of great strength.”

Lao Tzu (600-531); philosopher

“The soul should always stand ajar. Ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886); poet

“When there is no where else to turn, turn inward. Enter into the sacred silence of your soul and ask for healing, guidance and personal peace. ”

Michaiel Bovenes (born 1963); spiritual empowerment teacher, professional speaker

“Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.”

Charles Du Bos (1882-1939); French critic of literature

“Strong is the soul, kind, and wise, and beautiful. ”

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888); British poet

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881); Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955); theoretical physicist, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886); poet

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”

Helen Keller (1880-1968); author, lecturer, activist

“Each person has an ideal, a hope, a dream which represents the soul. We must give to it the warmth of love, the light of understanding and the essence of encouragement. ”

Colby Dorr Dam

“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus (1913-1960); author and philosopher

“A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist.”

Sophocles (496-406); Greek tragedian

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. ”

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007); Writer

“The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. ”

Alexander Pope (1688-1744); poet, critic, translator

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Confucius (551-479); philosopher

“When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.”

Michael Bridge

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”

Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929); French soldier, theorist

“Life is just a chance to grow a soul.”

A. Powell Davies (1902-1957); minister

“There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900); scholar, writer, philosopher

“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.”

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955); educator, civil rights leader

“Life is the soul's nursery.”

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863); novelist

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”

John Keats (1795-1821); English poet

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy - they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust (1871-1922); novelist

“It is only with the heart that one sees rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Antoine de Sainte-Exupery (1900-1944); (1900-1944); aviator, writer

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919); poet

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We are not "here for a reason" and do not "have a mission in life." It is WE who CHOOSE what to do with our lives, for good or for ill. The key is making the right choices. We only get one chance at life, so it's as simple as being part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
Andy B. 7 months ago from TX

Only in the end of this life, will you remember who you really are. How did you spend this life? What soul values did you gain from this life? Please remember you are here for a reason. We all have a mission in this life. Find yourself within. Your soul only speaks from the heart, it can not make choices for you, your mind makes the decisions. Souls are eternal and this earth is our school. The key is Love.
Tony B almost 2 years ago from TX

There exists a quality within us that the pale cast of thought cannot think away. This I believe is what is meant by rational soul.
Bill about 2 years ago from Savannah Ga

Soul is the essence of who we are, and remembering that we came from Love ... choosing to live each day walking in love instead of fear.
Mary over 2 years ago from Santa Monica, CA

How does the soul get cleaned?
Cc about 3 years ago from East bay, CA

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