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Spirit Quotes

Although the word spirit has several connotations, it is mainly used to imply the incorporeal existence of our being as opposed to our material self. Spirit is defined as the animating force, the vital principle within living beings. It’s the extraneous, undying essence of human self, the deepest pit of human consciousness. It’s the inner voice, the awareness that urges you to be righteous, humble and diligent, no matter what. Here is a mind-blowing collection of famous spirit quotations and sayings to help you explore more on this.

Pope Francis

Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit.

Liv Tyler

There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone's spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me.

Thomas Jefferson

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

Samuel Alito

I have been committed to carrying out my duties... in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.

Giancarlo Esposito

Yoga has allowed me to bring my complete spirit together, which allows me to do less, which is more.

Jeannie Mai

I have a childlike spirit.

Terri Guillemets

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips.

Abbie Hoffman

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

I'm a human, and I'm multidimensional. If I was the perfect form of anything, I'd be boring. If I was a free spirit all the time, I would be boring; I would lack depth. If I was dark and enigmatic all the time, then I would lack relatability.

Patrick Swayze

I keep my heart and my soul and my spirit open to miracles.

Thomas Merton

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

Adlai Stevenson II

We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.

Marvin Gaye

Most fear stems from sin; to limit one's sins, one must assuredly limit one's fear, thereby bringing more peace to one's spirit.

Alexis de Tocqueville

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.

Ethan Hawke

The older I get, the more I realize how rare it is to meet a kindred spirit.

Phil Jackson

Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together.

Love Togetherness
John Milton

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.

Thomas Mann

I love and reverence the Word, the bearer of the spirit, the tool and gleaming ploughshare of progress.

George Santayana

The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.

Nikki Giovanni

We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained.

Sir Thomas Browne

Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.

Charles Dickens

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.

Larry King

I've taken my boys to the house I grew up in. Taken them to the site of Ebbets Field, where the Dodgers used to play. They go to all the Dodger games, and they play Little League ball. I have infused them with New York spirit.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Give up all bad qualities in you, banish the ego and develop the spirit of surrender. You will then experience Bliss.

Millie Bobby Brown

Orcas are my spirit animal. That's my favorite mammal.

Princess Diana

I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am.

Antonio Brown

I got a strong spirit that I rely on and go into. It allows me to prepare and drive forward.

Marie Curie

If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.

Dominic Thiem

I just don't feel the Olympic spirit.

Anne Frank

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.

Lord Byron

There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.

Sonia Sotomayor

I'm young at heart. I'm young in spirit, and I'm still adventurous.

Margaret Thatcher

The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.

Amber Heard

I have a fiercely independent spirit.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

Gavin Newsom

I've never been a fan of pretense or procrastination. After all, our state is defined by its independent, outspoken spirit.

David Lee Roth

My ambition is to further create a signature sound, a signature spirit, that makes some kind of contribution to music in general.


A strong spirit transcends rules.

Jimi Hendrix

I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.

During the year 1894, Pierre Curie wrote me letters that seem to me admirable in their form. No one of them was very long, for he had the habit of concise expression, but all were written in a spirit of sincerity and with an evident anxiety to make the one he desired as a companion know him as he was.

Stephen Hawking

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.

Jordan Peterson

The masculine spirit is under assault. It's obvious.

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.

Liam Neeson

It's extraordinary to look into a baby's face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race.

Charles Lamb

We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.

Pierce Brosnan

Actors have an innate sense of self and humanity, the good ones do, and of being generous of heart and generous of spirit.

C. S. Lewis

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.

Time World Animals
Hermann Hesse

In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.

Katharine McPhee

I love the spirit of Halloween and the energy that comes with it.

Alexis Bledel

Ofglen is a little different than the other Handmaids because she has a really rebellious spirit and she has the hope that she could escape.

Bob Marley

I don't believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.

Saint Augustine

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.

Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

Alicia Keys

I grew up around the theatre. My mother is an actress. I would fall asleep on tons of theatre chairs. It's in my blood; it's in my spirit and my fabric of who I am.

William Butler Yeats

Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.

John Dryden

Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.

Helen Keller

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

John Ruskin

It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.

Ewan McGregor

It's important, that spirit of youth, and when you're 16 that can get you kickstarted.

MS Dhoni

Spirit of cricket is not about just the guidelines provided.

Pamela Anderson

Basically, I'm a free spirit. I'm kind of an Everywoman.

Kin Hubbard

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.

Michael Douglas

I believe there is a spirit within us, which we nurture based upon our efforts and what we bring to the world. But it doesn't come from the outside; it comes from the inside.

Pope Francis

I sincerely hope I can contribute to the progress there has been in relations between Jews and Catholics since the Second Vatican Council in a spirit of renewed collaboration.

Albert Schweitzer

Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.

Sun Tzu

He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.

Elon Musk

America is the spirit of human exploration distilled.


Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

Parenting Children Parents
Ronald Reagan

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.

Stephen Hawking

We are all different. There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being, but we share the same human spirit.

John Ruskin

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.

Albert Schweitzer

The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is.

Jake Gyllenhaal

I like the idea of the adventurer's spirit. I think that is very much what a man searches for, in a certain way.

Emily Dickinson

He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.

Karl Marx

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.

James Baldwin

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.

Chuck Palahniuk

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.

Khalil Gibran

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

Blaise Pascal

The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.

Carrie Fisher

My father was a joyous, joyous spirit, he really was. He was a hedonist, that was just - he enjoyed life, thrust up to the elbows with it. He was a terrible father. I don't know that he was parented that well.


When you sit down to write something, there should be no guidelines. The main idea is not supposed to be, 'How many different ways can we sell it?' That's so far away from the true spirit of what music is.

Nicolas Cage

I'm always curious about what happens when we die. And I'd like to think that somehow the spirit goes on. I'd rather not think that it's just about this.

Robert Louis Stevenson

You can kill the body but not the spirit.

Eric Hoffer

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.

Oprah Winfrey

My whole reason for creating a network is literally to bring little pieces of light. It's to continue to spread little pieces of light in the world, to illuminate the possibility of the human spirit.

Mahatma Gandhi

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.

Saint Augustine

The soul, which is spirit, can not dwell in dust; it is carried along to dwell in the blood.

Lord Byron

There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.

Doubts Religion
Mahatma Gandhi

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

Leonardo da Vinci

The spirit desires to remain with its body, because, without the organic instruments of that body, it can neither act, nor feel anything.

Jane Fonda

I think feminism is about the spirit.

Leonardo da Vinci

Our body is dependant on Heaven and Heaven on the Spirit.

Honoré de Balzac

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.

Mahatma Gandhi

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.

Sylvester Stallone

I'm pretty spiritual; I believe a lot in the spirit of man.

Rob Lowe

My issue isn't about physical aging; my issue is about wanting to remain vigorous and youthful in my spirit.

Ronald Reagan

The totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship.

R. Kelly

Nobody knows 100% what affects the human body, mind or spirit.