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There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

The spiritual is the parent of the practical.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.

When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.


The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Pure Spirit, one hundred degrees proof -- that's a drink that only the most hardened contemplation-guzzlers indulge in. Bodhisattvas dilute their Nirvana with equal parts of love and work.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

Spiritual energy flows in and produces effects in the phenomenal world.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavory as gross sensuality.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.