Spirits

Famous quotes containing the word spirits:

    War has always been the great wisdom of all those spirits who have grown too inward, too deep; its healing power lies even in the wound.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The twentieth year is well-nigh past;
    Since first our sky was overcast,
    Ah would that this might be the last!
    My Mary!
    Thy spirits have a fainter flow,
    I see thee daily weaker grow—
    ‘Twas my distress that brought thee low,
    My Mary!
    Thy needles, once a shining store,
    For my sake restless heretofore,
    Now rust disus’d, and shine no more,
    My Mary!
    William Cowper (1731–1800)

    They who have considered our nature, affirm that shame and disgrace are two of the most insupportable evils of human life: the courage and spirits of many have master’d other misfortunes and borne themselves up against them; but the wisest and best of souls have not been a match for these.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)