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Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations
Margaret Pepper, editor
A totally ecumenical selection of over 4,000 notable quotations spanning the world's major religions, from classical times to the present day.

1 "To apprehend the one in the many constitutes the special character of love." Ernst Troeltsch, 'Christianity and Other Religions'

2 "Father, into Thy hands I give the heart which left Thee but to learn how good Thou art." George MacDonald

3 "The prayer of the heart is the source of all good, which refreshes the soul as if it were a garden." St. Gregory of Sinai

4 "Love is the most durable power in the world. This creative force, so beautifully exemplified in the life of our Christ, is the most potent instrument available in mankind's quest for peace and security." Martin Luther King, 'The Words of Martin Luther King'

5 "Where people are praying for peace the cause of peace is being strengthened by their very act of prayer, for they are themselves becoming immersed in the spirit of peace." John Macquarrie, 'The Concept of Peace'

6 "When we allow the love of God to move in us we can no longer distinguish ours and his; he becomes us, he lives us. It is the first fruits of the Spirit, the beginning of our being made divine." Austin Farrer

7 "There is no power on earth like imagination." Laurens van der Post, 'Venture to the Interior'

8 "Ideas of what is right and wrong vary from age to age and from place to place, but the significant thing is that there is a distinction between right and wrong. The inner compusion to do right and the shame we feel when we are aware of having done wrong are an experience of God." Leslie J. Tizard, 'Facing Life and Death'

9 "We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." Martin Luther King, 'The Words of Martin Luther King'

10 "God is seated in the hearts of all." Bhagavad Gita

11 "I belong to the Great Church which holds the world within its starlit aisles; that claims the great and good of every race and clime; that finds with joy the grain of gold in every creed, and floods with light and love the germs of good in every soul." Robert G. Ingersoll, 'Life of Robert G. Ingersoll'

12 "Only the material body of the indestructible, immeasurable and eternal living entity is subject to destruction." Bhagavad Gita

13 "The prayer itself is the essence of the Godhead." Rabbi Pinhas of Korez, 'Hasidism'

14 "Until you have found God in your own soul, the whole world will seem meaningless to you." Rabindranath Tagore

15 "Give rest to the weary, visit the sick, support the poor, for this also is prayer." Afrahat, the first Syriac Father

16 "God creates out of the absolute superabundance of his mercy and love." Fr. George Florovsky, Collected Works, vol. 3

17 "Holiness consists of doing the will of God with a smile." Mother Teresa of Calcutta

18 "Prayer takes the mind out of the narrowness of self-interest, and enables us to see the world in the mirror of the holy." Abraham Joshua Heschel, 'The Essence of Spiritual Living'

19 "All shall be well and…All manner of thing shall be well…When the tongues of flame are in-folded…Into the crowned knot of fire…and the fire and the rose are one." T. S. Eliot, 'Little Gidding'

20 "He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbour." Venerable Bede

21 "Wherever there is a bit of colour, a note of song, a grace of form, then comes the call of our love." Rabindranath Tagore, 'Sadhana'

22 "Duty does not have to be dull. Love can make it beautiful and fill it with life." Thomas Merton, 'The Sign of Jonas'

23 "Faith is a permanent and vital endowment of the human mind." Eden Philipotts, 'A Shadow Passes'

24 "Live your human task in the liberating certainty that nothing in the world can separate you from God's love for you." Brakkenstein Community of Blessed Sacrament Fathers, Holland, 'Rule for a New Brother'

25 "O Thou who art at home deep in my heart, enable me to join you deep in my heart." The Talmud

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite