— Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942
„Saying that what we call our “selves” consist only of our bodies and that reason, soul, and love arise only from the body, is like saying that what we call our body is equivalent to the food that feeds the body. It is true that my body is only made up of digested food and that my body would not exist without food, but my body is not the same as food. Food is what the body needs for life, but it is not the body itself. The same thing is true of my soul. It is true that without my body there would not be that which I call my soul, but my soul is not my body. The soul may need the body, but the body is not the soul.“
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
Path of Life (1909), p. 12
„While the body is young and fine, the soul blunders, but as the body grows old it attains its highest power. Again, every good soul uses mind; but no body can produce mind: for how should that which is without mind produce mind? Again, while the soul uses the body as an instrument, it is not in it; just as the engineer is not in his engines“
— Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer
On the Gods and the Cosmos, although many engines move without being touched by any one VIII. On Mind and Soul, and that the latter is immortal.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 a.C.
Disputed, Attributed to Cicero in J. M. Braude's Speaker's Desk Book of Quips, Quotes, & Anecdotes (Jaico Pub. House, 1966), p. 52. Dennis McHenry in a 2011 post at theCAMPVS.com http://thecampvs.com/2011/08/03/cicero-on-books-and-the-soul/ identified a source for the exact form of words in the essay "On the Pleasure of Reading" http://books.google.com/books?id=0YfQAAAAMAAJ&dq=cicero%20%22room%20without%20books%22%20%2B%22contemporary%20review%22&pg=PA240#v=onepage&q&f=false by Sir John Lubbock, published in The Contemporary Review, vol. 49 (1886) https://archive.org/details/contemporaryrev55unkngoog, pp. 240–51 https://archive.org/stream/contemporaryrev55unkngoog#page/n250/mode/2up, in which Lubbock wrote that "Cicero described a room without books as a body without a soul" (p. 241). The same sentence may also be found on p. 61 https://archive.org/stream/thepleasuresofli01lubbuoft#page/60/mode/2up of Lubbock's collection The Pleasures of Life. Part I. 18th edition (London and New York : Macmillan and Co. 1890) https://archive.org/details/thepleasuresofli01lubbuoft, in a lecture titled "A Song of Books". McHenry suggested that Lubbock may have had in mind the words "postea vero quam Tyrannio mihi libros disposuit mens addita videtur meis aedibus" at Cicero, Ad Atticum 4.8, which are translated by E. O. Winstedt on p. 293 https://archive.org/stream/letterstoatticus01ciceuoft#page/292/mode/2up of Cicero: Letters to Atticus I (London : William Heinemann, and New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons 1912) https://archive.org/details/letterstoatticus01ciceuoft "Since Tyrannio has arranged my books, the house seems to have acquired a soul", and by Evelyn Shuckburgh on p. 234 https://archive.org/stream/cu31924012541433#page/n283/mode/2up of The Letters of Cicero. Vol. I. B. C. 68–52 (London : George Bell and Sons 1908) https://archive.org/details/cu31924012541433 "Moreover, since Tyrannio has arranged my books for me, my house seems to have had a soul added to it" (although the Latin word " mens http://athirdway.com/glossa/?s=mens", rendered "soul" by both Winstedt and Shuckburgh, is more usually translated by the English "mind"). D. R. Shackleton Bailey in Cicero's Letters to Atticus (Harmondsworth : Penguin Books 1978), p. 162, translated "And now that Tyrannio has put my books straight, my house seems to have woken to life".
— Wayne W. Dyer American writer 1940 - 2015
— Ram Swarup Indian historian 1920 - 1998
On Hinduism (2000)
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
"What is an Epigram?" http://books.google.com/books?id=xUggAAAAMAAJ&q=%22What+is+an+Epigram+A+dwarfish+whole+Its+body+brevity+and+wit+its+soul%22&pg=PA253#v=onepage, The Morning Post, ( 23 September 1802 http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000175/18020923/007/0003)
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), Context: As the soul is the life of the body, so God is the life of the soul. As therefore the body perishes when the soul leaves it, so the soul dies when God departs from it. p. 277
„If you want to feel the happiness of loving, forget about your soul.
The soul ruins love.
Only in God can the soul meet satisfaction.
Not in another soul.
Only in God — or out of the world.
Souls cannot communicate.
Let your body talk to another body.
Because bodies understand each other, but souls don’t.“
— Manuel Bandeira Brazilian writer 1886 - 1968
Se queres sentir a felicidade de amar, esquece a tua alma. A alma é que estraga o amor. Só em Deus ela pode encontrar satisfação. Não noutra alma. Só em Deus - ou fora do mundo. As almas são incomunicáveis. Deixa o teu corpo entender — se com outro corpo. Porque os corpos se entendem, mas as almas não. Arte de amar (The Art of Loving)
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„The body knows no pain, not like the soul. At least a nerve has limits, a body part a name. But the soul … the soul … There is no bandage -- even crying is in vain.“
— Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014
Degrees: Thought Capsules and Micro Tales (1989), "Only the Soul"
„Having left us with thought (not a soul), and extension (not a body), [Descartes] does not know how to account for the union of soul and body.“
— Étienne Gilson French historian and philosopher 1884 - 1978
„Like body and soul theory and practice are one, and like body and soul they are for the most part at loggerheads.“
— Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916
Aphorisms (1880/1893), Theorie und Praxis sind Eins wie Seele und Leib, und wie Seele und Leib liegen sie großenteils mit einander in Streit. p. 59.