Healing Quotes on Body and Soul

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. ~Denis Waitley

Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind. ~Montaigne

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. ~C.S. Lewis

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies. ~Friedrich Nietzche

A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry documented deductions of the brain. ~Llewelyn Powers

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs. ~Aldous Huxley

The body never lies. ~Martha Graham

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy. ~Oscar Wilde

Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies. ~Frank Gillette Burgess

What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera. ~Aldous Huxley

Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners. ~William Shakespeare

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. ~Jim Rohn

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. ~Mark Twain

A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul. ~Phillip Moffitt

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. ~Winston Churchill

Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith. ~Mahatma Gandhi

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong. ~Thomas Jefferson

The human body is a machine which winds its own springs. ~Julien Offroy de la Mettrie

We are all cells in the same body of humanity. ~Peace Pilgrim

Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body. ~Irene Claremont de Castillejo

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. ~B.K.S. Iyengar

No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office. ~George Bernard Shaw

The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance. ~Saint Augustine

This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly. ~Seneca

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. ~George Santayana

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. ~Henry Miller

When one is pretending, the entire body revolts. ~Anais Nin

The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body. ~George Sheehan

Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. ~Henry David Thoreau

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~Victor Hugo

Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body? ~Thomas Hardy

Each body has its art... ~Gwendolyn Brooks

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. ~John Locke

There is but one temple in the universe, and that is the body of man. ~Novalis

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen. ~Shakti Gawain

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. ~Daniel Defoe

How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle? ~Katherine Mansfield

The heart is not simply suspended in a body but in a culture, a place, a time. ~Mimi Guarneri

If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Yet this is health: To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence. ~Bertha Stuart Dyment

Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other. ~Henry David Thoreau

The human body is the only machine for which there are no spare parts. ~Hermann M. Biggs

In vain we shall penetrate more and more deeply the secrets of the structure of the human body, we shall not dupe nature; we shall die as usual. ~Bernard Le Bovier de Fontanelle

Few of us have lost our minds, but most of us have long ago lost our bodies. ~Ken Wilbur

You know the definition of the perfectly designed machine.... The perfectly designed machine is one in which all its working parts wear out simultaneously. I am that machine. ~Frederick Alexander Lindemann

If your inner energy is misdirected, so will your whole life be. ~C. Astrid Weber

Some patients I see are actually draining into their bodies the diseased thoughts of their minds. ~Zacharty Bercovitz

Body and mind, like man and wife, do not always agree to die together. ~Charles Caleb Colton

The body is deeper than the soul, and its secrets inscrutable. ~E.M. Forester

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure. ~George Melton

The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system. ~Robert C. Peale

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kashif Raza 4 years ago

Wonderful quotes.

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Salolme Mokgolobotho 5 years ago

There is but one temple in the universe, the body of man. I love this one and will certainly take the message with me wherever i go.

Great job guys God bless.

Isaac A Nweton 5 years ago

I feel my self ..

LUGYA EDWIN 5 years ago


thoughtalive 5 years ago

Peace & unity planted in our brain in the sound of silence in most powerful words of Paul Simon

thank you for watching your mind booking a ticket to fly in unity in diversity


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg

Great quotes, its amazing how many thoughts can be written on the mind and body workings. Thanks for sharing! Voted Up and Beautiful!

monika 5 years ago

Mother nature gave us marriage so that we would not argue with strangers

ellon 5 years ago

Great sayings of all great men clarifies that to keep our mind strong we need a healthy body and we can acquire such body by our own efforts.By inspiring ourselves for positive activities, concentrating on yoga is a better option among all for keeping our body fit.

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quildon 5 years ago from Florida

How beautifully inspiring! I bookmarked your hub.

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toknowinfo 6 years ago

A beautiful collection of quotes you put together. Thanks for sharing and worthy of reading again and again. Rated up and beautiful

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Fossillady 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I am going to copy these and concentrate on each of them one day at a time! Thank you for the compilation, must have been a lot of work!

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lea86 6 years ago

Like it and very inspirational.Thanks!

Arrow aka Voice In The Dark 6 years ago

Thanks for the inspiration!

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Phyllis Doyle 6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Wonderful quotes. I bookmarked your hub so I can read it when I need gentle reminders. Thank you.

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kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

Amazing, thank you

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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Actually, if I may comment: The man is spirit, possess the soul and lives in the body. Man is not soul. The Bible said: He became living soul (living function). The soul is our mental function but God gave to man breath, spirit - ruah. Then man is the spirit.

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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

I love all these quotes. Very nice reading! Thanks for taking the time to share these.

Jennifer Giat 6 years ago

What a wonderful collection of quotes - I will borrow some for my blog.

They are all amazing, but "Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure" by George Melton, really struck me.

Thanks for compiling these.

Kolls 6 years ago

Really good! Esp that "The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body." ~George Sheehan

Shunya 6 years ago

Some great quotes regarding the relationship of mind, body and spirit. Might I add, "Heal the soul first, the mind and body will follow" ~ Dr. Zhi Gang Sha

Wild cherry 7 years ago

great quotes!!

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Filipino girls 7 years ago

great hub urs

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Jamie/lifeiscalling 7 years ago

I so dearly love quotes, sayings, books, etc. Anything insprational that provokes thought and inspres action. Thanks so much for taking the time to put something so lovely together. Much love.


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Evelyn Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

I like many of the "soul" quotes here!! Very beautiful!

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Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

Great quotes Maddie. Thank you.

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alexd181 8 years ago

Great hub Maddie. I found it searching on Google, just what I was looking for.

Happs  8 years ago

These quotes are amazing

Thank you!!

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johnr54 8 years ago from Texas

You ought to pull together more of these and make a widget for Google or a screensaver. Great food for thought.

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TheBluePlanet 8 years ago from So. California

Enjoyed reading your quotes! Thank you!!

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hypnosis-review 8 years ago

Great collection and resource. Thanks!

Jamie 8 years ago

Lovely. You can never have "too many quotes"

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Terasa. 9 years ago

wow great

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ripplemaker 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Great quotes to keep :-)

dee 9 years ago

good thoughts are the besst thoughts! Thank You , Blessed Be

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AuraGem 9 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Loved these quotes! A great collection!

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DEBASIS 9 years ago from bhubaneswar

Encouraging quotes for each and every human to follow

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Earth Angel 9 years ago

Thank you Maddie for this wonderful compliation!! I printed it out and have it next to my computer!! Blessings upon your day!! Earth Angel!!

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lilmizmoore 9 years ago from Portage

Inspiring quotes....thanks for sharing!


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spacebull 9 years ago from Space

Lovely quotes, thanks Maddie!

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connie lane 9 years ago from Sedona

Wonderful quotes. Thank you.

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