Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul. —  Alice Walker

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The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. — Emily Dickinson 
Like billowing clouds,
like the incessant gurgle of the brook,
the longing of the soul can never be stilled.
— ~ by Hildegard of Bingen
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees. — Victor Hugo, Les Misérables 

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Attention is the natural prayer of the soul. Nicolas Malebranche
Notice that Autumn is more a season of the soul than of nature. — Friedrich Nietzsche
People say that the soul, on hearing the song of Creation, entered the body, but in reality the soul itself was the song. —  Hafiz
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.

Joseph Addison

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within. — Alfred Lord Tennyson
Strive to close the eyes of the body and open those of the soul and look into your own heart. — Teresa of Avila