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Hildegard of Bingen

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Biography - Hildegard of Bingen:

German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary and polymath.
Born: 1098 - Died: 1179
12th century
Place of birth: Germany

As the sun is the light of the day, so the soul is the light of the awakened body. As the moon is the light of the night, so is the soul the light of the sleeping body.



(German, French)

Wie die Sonne das Licht des Tages ist, so ist auch die Seele das Licht des wachenden Körpers. Und wie der Mond das Licht der Nacht ist, so ist auch die Seele das Licht des schlafenden Körpers.

De même que le soleil est la lumière du jour, de même l'âme est-elle la lumière du corps éveillé; et, de même que la lune est la lumière de la nuit, de même l'âme est-elle la lumière du corps endormi.

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Quotes for: soul


Quotes about soul:

Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.

They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.

Go, nothing is better for the soul
Than to dispel some sadness from a soul!

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.

Quotes for: body


Quotes for: body

A healthy mind in a healthy body.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

With most people the heart grows old with the body.

Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.

Quotes for: light


Quotes about light:

To love beauty is to see light.

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.

Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.

What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.

A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.

Quotes for: night


Quotes for: night

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.

I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.

For the paths of night and day are near to each other.
Homer - Iliad  

Light had its allotted time; but timeless and infinite is the reign of the night − the duration of sleep eternal.

Quotes for: sun


Quotes for: sun

The sun is new each day.

It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.

Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.

Education is another sun to those who are educated.

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking.

The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.


Hildegard of Bingen also said...

Eternity is like a wheel, which has neither beginning nor end.

Eyes are the windows of the soul.

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