There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained.— W. E. B. Du Bois
Practical Soul Force quotations
Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.
By your own soul, learn to live. If some men force you, take no heed. If some men hate you, have no care. Sing your song, dream your dreams Hope your hopes, and pray your prayers.
If human beings can be trained for cruelty and greed and a belief in power which comes through hate and fear and force, certainly we can train equally well for greatness and mercy and the power of love which comes because of the strength of the good qualities to be found in the soul of every human being.
Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.
Power is not brute force and money; power is in your spirit. Power is in your soul. It is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. Power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth.
Each soul in entering the material experience does so for those purposes of advancement towards that awareness of being fully conscious of the oneness with the Creative Forces.
The Immaculate alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan.
She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become in her hands forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spread of God's kingdom.
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room.
Shape without form, shade without color, Paralyzed force, gesture without motion; Those who have crossed With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom Remember us-if at all-not as lost Violent souls, but only As the hollow men The stuffed men.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
General Otis is proclaimed American Military Governor of the Philippines and I protest a thousand times and with all the force in my soul against such pretension.
Our soul, our true self, is the most mysterious, essential, and magical dimension of our being. In fact, it is not a separate reality, as traditional Western thought views it, but the cohesive force that unites our body, heart, and mind. It is not a ghost trapped somehow in the physical machinery of our body but the very essence of our being.
Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.
Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.
The good qualities in our soul are most successfully and forcefully awakened by the power of art. Just as science is the intellect of the world, art is its soul.
Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.
Non-cooperation is an attempt to awaken the masses, to a sense of their dignity and power. This can only be done by enabling them to realise that they need not fear brute force, if they but know the soul within.
Whatever the soul chooses to love, it will resemble.
And therefore what we choose to love is important: Love is the force behind every level of existence. There is some good in every attraction, but there is a process of refining attraction, of choosing what to love, so that we are energized by a wider, purer love
Prayer is a great tower of strength, a pillar of unending righteousness, a mighty force that moves mountains and saves souls. Through it the sick are healed, the dead are raised, and the Holy Spirit is poured out without measure upon the faithful.
If we are irritated, by every rub, how will we be polished?
Love does not come to those who seek it, but to those who give love.
It is a binding force between souls who have nothing to give but themselves to one another.
There can be no knowledge without emotion.
We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
When we relate to our bodies as having soul, we attend to their beauty, their poetry and their expressiveness. Our very habit of treating the body as a machine, whose muscles are like pulleys and its organs engines, forces its poetry underground, so that we experience the body as an instrument and see its poetics only in illness.
Whatever is good for you soul, do that.
Art is an act of the soul, not the intellect.
When we are dealing with people's dreams - their visions, really - we are in the realm of the sacred. We are involved with forces and energies larger than our own. We are engaged in a sacred transaction of which we know only a little: the shadow, not the shape.
I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
Non-violence is backed by the theory of soul-force in which suffering is courted in the hope of ultimately winning over the opponent. But what happens when such an attempt fail to achieve the object? It is here that soul-force has to be combined with physical force so as not to remain at the mercy of tyrannical and ruthless enemy.
Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result.
I have forced myself to begin writing when I've been utterly exhausted, when I've felt my soul as thin as a playing card…and somehow the activity of writing changes everything.
This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.
So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
What you call passion is not spiritual force, but friction between the soul and the outside world.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy
The spirit of Revolution should always permeate the soul of humanity, so that the reactionary forces may not accumulate to check its eternal onward march
Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles.
No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.
Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
Our soul is governed by four invisible forces: love, death, power and time.
Witchcraft ... is a spiritual path. You walk it for nourishment of the soul, to commune with the life force of the universe, and to thereby better know your own life.
Yet time and space are but inverse measures of the force of the soul. The spirit sports with time.