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

1 "There is a signature of wisdom and power impressed on the works of God… - Not only the splendor of the sun, but the glimmering light of the glowworm, proclaims his glory." John Newton

2 "Love is God's essence." Richard Garnett, 'De Flagello Myrteo', IV

3 "Prayer is the recovery of the soul's breathing." Gerald Heard, 'The Christian Century'

4 "There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow." William Shakespeare, 'Hamlet', Act V, sc. 2,1.232

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

6 "The simplest features of the world about us are in themselves so awe-inspiring that there seems no need to seek new and greater miracles of God's care." Carl Wallace Miller

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

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

9 "Of a truth we are mystically united; a mysterious bond of brotherhood makes all one." Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

10 "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

11 "Welcome the truth, and believe that next to the knowledge of God nothing is so precious as the knowledge of self." Jean Nicolas Grou, 'Alliance Weekly'

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

13 "God hides nothing. His very work from the beginning is revelation – a casting aside of veil after veil, a showing unto men of truth after truth." George Macdonald

14 "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)

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

16 "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

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

18 "Virtue is to the soul what health is to the body." Francois de LaRochefoucauld, 'Maximes Posthumes', No. 541

19 "God is the perfect poet, Who in his person acts his own creations." Robert Browning, 'Paracelsus'

20 "That which we should value in ourselves and in one another is the dignity of God's image." Anonymous

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

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

23 "God is perpetually pouring his soul through time and space." Henry Ward Beecher

24 "Every moment of this strange and lovely life from dawn to dusk, is a miracle. Somewhere, always, a rose is opening its petals to the dawn. Somewhere, always, a flower is fading in the dusk. The incense that rises with the sun, and the scents that die in the dark, are all gathered, sooner or later, into the solitary fragrance that is God. Faintly, elusively, that fragrance lingers over all of us." Beverly Nichols, 'The Fool Hath Said'

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite