I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change – within himself, not on the outside.
Every soul and spirit has some degree of continuity with the universal spirit, which is recognized to be located not only where the individual soul lives and perceives, but also to be spread out everywhere in its essence and substance, as many Platonists and Pythagoreans have taught.
The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.
How we need another soul to cling to.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
‘Twas but my tongue, ’twas not my soul that swore.
Matter is a term contrary to soul. But nonsoul is its contradictory. Whatever is not soul is nonsoul.
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul, impossible.