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Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations
Frank S Mead, editor
12,000 quotations from all faiths and all times

1 "Let the Divine Mind flow through your own mind, and you will be happier….I speak from my own experience." Cecil B. DeMille

2 "The law of mutual charity perfects the law of justice." Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903), 'Graves de communi', January 18, 1901

3 "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues." Cicero, 'Oratio Pro Cneao Plancio, XXXIII

4 "The great soul of this world is just." Thomas Carlyle, letter to Thomas Erskine

5 "I do not believe in God – I see God everywhere." Jean Favre

6 "I feel my immortality oversweep all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, and like the eternal thunder of the deep, peal to my ears this truth: 'You live forever'." George Gordon, Lord Byron

7 "God is like a skillful geometrician." Sir Thomas Browne, 'Religio Medici', Pt. 1, sec. 16

8 "Behind the dim unknown stands God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own." James Russell Lowell, 'The Present Crisis'

9 "The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind." Jean Louis Agassiz, 'Agassiz at Penikese'

10 "Do you ask where the Supreme Good dwells? In the soul." Seneca, 'Epistolae ad Lucilium', Epis. 87, 21

11 "He who knows God is truly moral." Friedrich vonSchelling

12 "Always and in everything let there be reverence." Confucius, 'The Book of Rites', I

13 "Love is to the moral nature exactly what the sun is to the earth." Honore deBalzac

14 "I sought my soul – but my soul I could not see; I sought my God – but my God eluded me; I sought my brother – and found all three." Anonymous

15 "Is there any other seat of the Divinity than the earth, sea, air, the heavens, and virtuous minds? Why do we seek God elsewhere? He is whatever you see; he is wherever you move." Lucan, 'Pharsalia', IX, 578

16 "Everything science has taught me – and continues to teach me – strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death." Werner vonBraun

17 "To believe in God for me is to feel that there is a God, a living one, who with irresistible force urges us towards more loving." Vincent vanGogh (1853-1890)

18 "The heavens above, and the procession of the seasons as they month by month walk among the stars, are various manifestations of God." Henry Ward Beecher

19 "The course of nature governs all! The course of nature is the heart of God." Edward Young, 'Nighr Thoughts', Night IX, 1. 1280

20 "Nature is the living, visible garment of God." Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe

21 "The universe is a thought of God." Johann C. F. vonSchiller, 'Essays: Aesthetical and Philosophical', Letter IV

22 "Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service and from solitude to kinship with all mankind." Anonymous

23 "Time is the image of eternity." Diogenes Laertius, 'Plato, XLI'

24 "History is the revelation of providence." Lajos Kossuth

25 "As a countenance is made beautiful by the soul's shining through it, so the world is beautiful by the shining through it of God." Johann Georg Jacobi

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite