The highest point, beyond which strictly philosophical inquirers did not penetrate, was the active intellect, - a sort of soul of the world in Aristotelian garb - the principle which inspires and regulates the development of humanity, and in which lies the goal of perfection for the human spirit.
This is the lowest stage of concrete consciousness - life, and not knowledge; the spirit inspires, but does not reflect.
It is equally a soul or spirit in wine which inspires the intoxicated; the old Egyptian kings avoided wine at table and in libations, because it was the blood of rebels who had fought with the gods, and out of whose rotting bodies grew the vines; to drink the blood was to imbibe the soul of these rebels, and the frenzy of intoxication which followed was held to be possession by their spirits.
"My friend Corneille," he said, "has a familiar who inspires him with the finest verses in the world.
Howitt speaks too of the Dieri Kutchi, who inspires medicine-men with ideas, but about him our information is scanty.
Despite being the most efficient method ever, it is still highly inefficient, and this inefficiency inspires hope.
By turns our purity inspires and our impurity casts us down.
I don't know what it is about you that inspires women to defend you, but I'm getting tired of talking to you about it.
Their representation of the moral character, the religious consciousness, the teaching of Jesus, inspires confidence.
All forms of monism from Plotinus downwards tend to ignore personal individuality and volition, and merge all finite existence in the featureless unity of the Absolute; this, indeed, is what inspires the passion of the protest against monism.
The same hatred of monkery characterized the Thonraki and inspires the Key of Truth.
The former scruple, however, was not confined to Paulicians, for it inspires the answer made by Eusebius, bishop of Thessalonica, to the emperor Maurice, when the latter asked to have relics sent to him of Demetrius the patron saint of that city.
Balak offers sacrifices, but Yahweh inspires Balaam with a blessing on Israel.
Herder, whose passion for all that is Greek inspires him with almost a hatred of Latin.
A scribe again who scrupulously records the presence of a lacuna or illegibility in what he is copying, inspires us with confidence in the rest of his work.
And while the polemical motive is obvious, and the argument from prophecy against the legitimacy of a non-Davidic dynasty is quite in the manner of the scribes, the spirit of theocratic fervour which inspires the picture of the Messiah is broader and deeper than their narrow legalism.
By his unexpected appearance he sometimes inspires men with sudden terror - hence the expression "panic" fear.
The Brahman holds all nature to be the vesture or cloak of indwelling, divine energy, which inspires everything that produces awe or passes man's understanding "(Sir Alfred C. Lyall, Brahminism).
Of a cold and worldly temperament, devoid of passion, blameless in his conduct as the father of a family, faithful as the servant of his papal patrons, severe in the administration of the provinces committed to his charge, and indisputably able in his conduct of affairs, he was at the same time, and in spite of these qualities, a man whose moral nature inspires a sentiment of liveliest repugnance.
As the goddess of the grosser form of love she inspires both men and women with passion (7rw rpoOla, " turning them to " thoughts of love), or the reverse (airoa-rpocbia, " turning them away ").