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

1 "Everything we see is an item of the wisdom, power, and goodness of God." Sir Thomas Browne

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

3 "In some time, His good time, we shall arrive; He guides me and the bird in His good time." Robert Browning, 'Paracelsus'

4 "It is eternity now. I am in the midst of it. It is about me in the sunshine; I am in it, as the butterfly in the light-laden air. Nothing has to come; it is now. Now is eternity, now is the immortal life." Richard Jefferies, 'The Story of My Heart'

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

6 "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

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

8 "Life is the childhood of our immortality." Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe

9 "Every man's life is a plan of God." Horace Bushnell

10 "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

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

12 "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." Mary Baker Eddy, 'Science and Health'

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

14 "Never to judge rashly; never to interpret the actions of others in an ill-sense, but to compassionate their infirmities, bear their burdens, excuse their weaknesses, and make up for their defects – to hate their imperfections, but love themselves, this is the true spirit of charity." Nicolas Caussin (1582-1651)

15 "Prayer is the most powerful form of energy one can generate….Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity. It supplies us with a flow of sustaining power in our daily lives." Alexis Carrel, 'Prayer'

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

17 "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

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

20 "Man is a soul formed by divine ideas, and bodying forth their image. His mind is the unit and measure of things visible and invisible." Amos Bronson Alcott, 'Tablets, II'

21 "In all the crowded universe there is but one stupendous word: Love. There is no tree that rears its crest, no fern or flower that cleaves the sod, nor bird that sings above its nest, but tries to speak this word of God." Josiah Gilbert Holland

22 "On the imagination God sometimes paints, by dream and symbol, the likeness of things to come…Each is the yearning of the soul for the great Beyond, which attests our immortality." Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

23 "Not all the subtilties of metaphysics can make me doubt for a moment of the immortality of the soul, and of a beneficent providence. I feel it." Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite