Soul Quotes To Live By

These Soul quotes are all positive, inspirational words of love and wisdom about the human Soul, sometimes called Spirit or Higher Self. They may give you some answers to the eternal question of ‘what is a Soul?’

The quotes on this page are from sources and authors surnames A through to F. The other pages are G to N and O to Z. There is also a page of Soul Sayings from unknown sources.

soul quotes are listed alphabetically on source or authors surname

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Soul Quotes:  A   

George M. Adams

George M. Adams  1837 – 1920
We should seize every opportunity to give encouragement. Encouragement is oxygen to the Soul.

Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison  1672 – 1719
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human Soul.


Aesop  620BC – 564BC
Gratitude is a sign of noble Souls.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott  1832 – 1888
I think immortality is the passing of a Soul through many lives or experiences, and such as are truly lived, used and learned, help on to the next, each growing richer, happier and higher, carrying with it only the real memories of what has gone before.

Clement of Alexandria

Clement of Alexandria  150 – 215
It is not your outward appearance that you should beautify, but your Soul, adorning it with good works.

James Allen

James Allen  1864 – 1912
The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the Soul, a waking Angel stirs.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou  1928 – 2014
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

St Thomas Aquinas

St Thomas Aquinas  1225 – 1274
The Soul is known by it’s acts.


Aristotle  384BC – 322BC
Happiness is a quality of the Soul, not a function of one’s material circumstances.

Love is composed of a single Soul inhabiting two bodies.

Memory is the scribe of the Soul.

The beauty of the Soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

We must no more ask, whether the Soul and body are one, than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.

St Augustine

St Augustine  354 – 430
Love is the beauty of the Soul.

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Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius  121 – 180
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than his own Soul.

The Soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.

To live happily is an inward power of the Soul.

Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo  1872 – 1950
As we progress and awaken to the Soul, in us and things, we shall realize that there is consciousness also in the plant, in the metal, in the atom, in electricity, in every thing that belongs to physical nature.

Alfred Austin

Alfred Austin  1835 – 1913
Tears are summer showers to the Soul.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila  1515 – 1582
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the Soul.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher  1813 – 1887
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the Soul.

The human Soul is God’s treasury, out of which he coins unspeakable riches.

There are apartments in the Soul which have a glorious outlook, from whose windows you can see across the river of death and into the shining city beyond. But how often are these neglected for the lower ones, which have Earthward looking windows.

The Soul is often hungrier than the body… and no shop can sell it food.

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita
The Spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring to an end the Spirit which is everlasting.

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Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati  1940 – 2012
Quiet the mind and the Soul will speak.


The desire accomplished is sweet to the Soul.

Black Elk

Black Elk  1863 – 1950
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the Souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the Universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the Universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.

Carol Bowman

Carol Bowman  1950
Children who remember their past lives offer the most compelling evidence yet for reincarnation.

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Robert Brault
Eventually Soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place.

We picture love as heart-shaped because we do not know the shape of the Soul.

What we find in a Soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sarah Ban Breathnach 
The authentic self is the Soul made visible.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett   1849 – 1924
How is it that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a Soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another Soul.

Lorna Byrne

Lorna Byrne  1953
Every newborn baby I see glows with love, a glow I see coming from the Soul.

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Lorna Byrne

Lorna Byrne  1953
God loves us all so much that he has given each of us a little speck of himself. This speck of the Light of God is our Soul. We connect more deeply with our Soul when we open ourselves up to love.

Love is the most powerful force in the world; it comes from our Soul, it comes from Heaven.

We are all connected, each and everyone of us has a Soul, and all of our Souls are one, they are all a part of God.

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Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy  1917 – 2006   
All Souls can find the truth within.

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Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy  1917 – 2006   
A Soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.

Let my peace which passes all understanding infill and enfold you, for when you are at peace within, you reflect peace without, and all those Souls you meet will feel that peace.

Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy  1917 – 2006   
You will find when you open your heart and can fill it with loving, beautiful thoughts, that you will want to love all those Souls you come into contact with, no matter who they are.

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Amira Carluccio

Amira Carluccio
(Haiku Poem)

A moment sublime,
Sensing the Light,
Overflowing joy, tearful eyes…
Ecstasy of the Soul!

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle  1795 – 1881
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today and forever.

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Jim Carrey  1962
My Soul is not contained within the limits of my body. My body is contained within the limitness of my Soul.

Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce  1877 – 1945
Each and every Soul will become consciously aware of the ability to communicate with the Divine.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin  1889 – 1977
Your naked body should belong only to those who fall in love with your naked Soul.  (in a letter to his daughter)

Ray Charles

Ray Charles  1930 – 2004
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.

Julia Child

Julia Child  1912 – 2004
Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both Soul-satisfying and eternal.

Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child  1802 – 1880
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.

Every human Soul has a germ of some flowers within; and they would open if they could only find sunshiny and free air to expand in. I always told you that not having enough sunshine was what ailed the world. Make people happy, and there will not be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is.

Misfortune is never mournful to the Soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an Angel’s face.

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra  1946
Karma, memory and desire are just the software of the Soul. It’s conditioning that the Soul undergoes in order to create experience. And it’s a cycle. In most people, the cycle is a conditioned response. They do the same things over and over again.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho  1947
Important encounters are planned by the Souls, long before the bodies see each other.

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Soul Quotes:  D   

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Anthony J. D’Angelo
Listen to your intuition.. it will tell you all you need to know.


Dante  1265 – 1321
Beauty awakens the Soul to act.


Dante  1265 – 1321  
The love of God, unutterable and perfect flows into a pure Soul the way that light rushes into a transparent object. The more love that it finds, the more it gives itself, so that, as we grow more clear and open, the more complete the joy of loving is. And the more the Souls, who resonate together, the greater the intensity of their love for, mirror-like, each Soul reflects the others.

Dante soul quote – Avebury UK

The guru rests inside.

Panache Desai

Panache Desai
Your Soul Signature is your spiritual DNA – who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson  1830 – 1886 
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the Soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.

The Soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky  1821 – 1881
The Soul is healed by being with children.

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Eleanora Duse  1858 – 1924
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your Soul is alive.

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 – 2015
Beautiful thoughts build a beautiful Soul.

I am the reflection of my Source… which is magnificent in all ways.

Once you believe in yourself and see your Soul as Divine and precious, you will automatically become a being who can create success.

See yourself as a Soul with a body, rather than a body with a Soul.

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Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 – 2015
You can make your life into a grand ever-evolving work of art. The key is your thoughts, the wondrous invisible part of you that is your spiritual Soul.

Your Soul – that inner quiet space – is yours to consult. It will always guide you in the right direction.

Henry van Dyke  1852 – 1933

Who seeks for Heaven alone to save his Soul
May keep the path, but will not reach the goal
While he who walks in love may wander far
But God will bring him where the blessed are

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Soul Quotes:  E   

Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart  1260 – 1327
When the Soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image.

George Eliot

George Eliot  1830 – 1880
Delicious Autumn: My very Soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns.

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Hazel Marie Elliott
Every now and then, when the world sits just right, a gentle breath of Heaven, fills my Soul with delight.

Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod  1979
Although actions speak louder than words, it is our truest intentions which reveal our Soul.

Our outer world will always be a reflection of our inner world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight, and afterward return again.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
The foundations of a person are not in matter, but in spirit.

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the Soul.

Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The Soul’s emphasis is always right.

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Soul Quotes:  F   

Blossom Goodchild

Federation Of Light-Blossom Goodchild
Keep walking Dearest One’s… and when thou art weary… stop for a while and drink of the waters of Heaven. Fill your Souls with Light Energy and allow the Divine within to connect with the ALL THAT IS.

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Owen Feltham  1602 – 1668
Meditation is the Soul’s perspective glass.

Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm  1900 – 1980
Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your Soul take you where you long to be. Close your eyes, let your Spirit soar and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.

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