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Definition of Soul


  1. Sole.
  2. Sole.
  3. To afford suitable sustenance.
  4. The spiritual, rational, and immortal part in man; that part of man which enables him to think, and which renders him a subject of moral government; -- sometimes, in distinction from the higher nature, or spirit, of man, the so-called animal soul, that is, the seat of life, the sensitive affections and phantasy, exclusive of the voluntary and rational powers; -- sometimes, in distinction from the mind, the moral and emotional part of man's nature, the seat of feeling, in distinction from intellect; -- sometimes, the intellect only; the understanding; the seat of knowledge, as distinguished from feeling. In a more general sense, "an animating, separable, surviving entity, the vehicle of individual personal existence."
  5. The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part.
  6. The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart; as, the soul of an enterprise; an able general is the soul of his army.
  7. Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness.
  8. A human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul.
  9. A pure or disembodied spirit.
  10. To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.

Soul Quotations

Aristotle Quote
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Judy Garland Quote
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Democritus Quote
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Thomas Merton Quote
Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
Thomas Merton
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Soul Translations

soul in Afrikaans is gees
soul in Dutch is ziel, gemoed, geest
soul in Finnish is sielu
soul in German is Seele
soul in Latin is animus
soul in Portuguese is alma

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