"In the domain of morality the Divine and the Terrestrial meet and are fused into one."
Writings in Time of War
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"True glory is in virtue. Ah, I would willingly give all the applause I have received to have performed one good action more." Last words of Lupe de Vega (1562-1635), Spanish actor and dramatist
Last Words of Saints and Sinners
"Incline us, oh God!....to consider our fellow-creatures with kindness, and to judge of all they say and do with that charity which we would desire from them ourselves." Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist
The Lion Christian Quotation Collection
(Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)
"The truly important ingredients of life are still the same as they always have been – true love and real friendship, honesty and faithfulness, sincerity, unselfishness, the concept that it is better to give than to receive, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. These principles are still around; they haven't gone away." Nancy Reagan
Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles
(John Marks Templeton)
"The whole fabric of human society, its laws and its ethics, is based on the dignity of every human being." Theodore M. Hesburgh, priest, author, social activist, 'Making a Difference'
A Parliament of Souls, In Search of Global Spirituality
(Michael Tobias, Jane Morrison, Bettina Gray, editors)
"Peace… is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice." Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza (1632-1677), 'Theological-Political Treatise'
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition
"'Who is thy neighbor?' It is the sufferer, wherever, whoever, whatsoever he be. Wherever you hear the cry of distress, wherever you see any one brought across your path by the chances and changes of life (that is, by the Providence of God), whom it is in your power to help, - he, stranger or enemy though he be – HE is your neighbor." Arthur P. Stanley (1815-1882)
Daily Strength for Daily Needs
(Mary Wilder Tileston, Compiler)
"With respect to other people, you must keep your conscience pure by not doing to them anything that you hate and that you do not want them to do to you." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'The Three Methods of Prayer'
The Philokalia, volume 4
(various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)
"Ultimately, morality and ethics are not modes of conduct arising from constraint, from law or fear: the conduct arises from love."
The Hidden Jesus: A New Life
(Donald Spoto, Ph. D.)
"The mind is drawn quite naturally to the ideal of Truth; the heart or our values, is quite naturally drawn to the ideal of Beauty; the guts or will is quite naturally drawn to the ideal of the Good." Keith Critchlow, 'Twelve Criteria for Sacred Architecture'
Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science
(Christopher Bamford, editor)