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The 'soul' is one of the words you can use to talk about your innermost being, the essence of who you are.
The essence of the Hebrew Bible, transmitted by Christianity, is separation: between life and death, nature and God, good and evil, man and woman, and the holy and the profane.
The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent; a sort of love without a beloved, the ache we feel in a member we no longer have.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
The essence of the conservative message should be we want a dynamic nation where anybody with nothing can achieve anything.
You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself.
We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
Plato found fault that the poets of his time filled the world with wrong opinions of the gods, making light tales of that unspotted essence, and therefore would not have the youth depraved with such opinions.
Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
The essence of paint ball is the fact that when you get hit by a ball full of paint, it hurts just enough to say, 'Ow, I gotta get out of the way,' but not enough to say, 'I quit.'
To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion.
Billy Graham is one of my great lifetime heroes. I think he epitomizes the essence of what a Christian leader should be. I have participated in some of his crusades a couple of times in Atlanta. I've seen the profound impact he's had on me personally, and on other people who were not Christians and accepted Christ as Savior.
If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
The essence of a person is not the clothing she wears or the things he does. People who love them do not stop loving them when they change clothing or do other things. Your essence is not even your history, culture, race, or what you think and do. It is your soul.
When I call myself an affirmative action baby, I'm talking about the essence of what affirmative action was when it started.
Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion.
David A. Bednar
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
What is the essence of theosophy? It is the fact that man, being himself divine, can know the divinity whose life he shares. As an inevitable corollary to this supreme truth comes the fact of the brotherhood of man.
I love to compete. That's the essence of who I am.
The essence of religion is the knowledge of God which is eternal life. That and nothing less than that is religion. Everything else is on the surface, is superfluous save for the needs of men.
Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.
Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.
Logan Pearsall Smith
In this movement of colors I find the essence, which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.
Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so.
'Spice Girls' is about unifying the world - every age, every gender, everyone. It's woman power, it's an essence, a tribe.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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