„Before the soul can see, the Harmony within must be attained, and fleshly eyes be rendered blind to all illusion.“

Source: The Voice of the Silence

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„All illusion comes and goes, but the soul remains unchanged.“

—  Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969

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„Untwisting all the chains that tie
The hidden soul of harmony.“

—  John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674

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„My gazing soul would dwell an hour,
And in those weaker glories spy
Some shadows of eternity;
Before I taught my tongue to wound
My conscience with a sinful sound,
Or had the black art to dispense
A several sin to every sense,
But felt through all this fleshly dress
Bright shoots of everlastingness.“

—  Henry Vaughan Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet 1621 - 1695

"The Retreat," l. 7 - 19.
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Context: When yet I had not walk'd above
A mile or two from my first Love,
And looking back, at that short space
Could see a glimpse of His bright face;
When on some gilded cloud or flower
My gazing soul would dwell an hour,
And in those weaker glories spy
Some shadows of eternity;
Before I taught my tongue to wound
My conscience with a sinful sound,
Or had the black art to dispense
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„It would be worth the while to look closely into the eye which has been open and seeing at such hours, and in such solitudes, its dull, yellowish, greenish eye. Methinks my own soul must be a bright invisible green.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

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„Eyes so transparent that through them one sees the lucent soul.“

—  Théophile Gautier, Paris

Ils sont si transparents qu'ils laissent voir votre âme.
"À Deux Beaux Yeux", line 12, in Poésies Complètes (Paris: Charpentier, 1845) p. 278; Maturin Murray Ballou (ed.) Notable Thoughts about Women (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882) p. 398.

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„It is not politics that can bring true liberty to the soul; that must be achieved, if at all, by philosophy;“

—  George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952

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„Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes,
Soft as her clime, and sunny as her skies.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

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