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

1 "Everything that lives is holy." William Blake, 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell'

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

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

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

5 "Laws of Nature are God's thoughts thinking themselves out in the orbits and the tides." Charles Henry Parkhurst, 'Sermons: Pattern in Mount'

6 "God is seen God in the star, in the stone, in the flesh, in the soul and the clod." Robert Browning, 'Saul', st. 17

7 "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

8 "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

9 "The soul of man is immortal and imperishable." Plato, 'The Republic', Bk. X

10 "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'

11 "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)

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

13 "God's thoughts, his will, his love, his judgments are all man's home. To think his thoughts, to choose his will, to love his loves, to judge his judgments, and thus to know that he is in us, is to be at home." George Macdonald

14 "To Him, no high, no low, no great, no small; He fills, He bounds, connects and equals all." Alexander Pope, 'Essay on Man', Epis. 1

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

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

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 "Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everything." Ralph Waldo Emerson

19 "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

20 "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

21 "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

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

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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite