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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 "You must recognize as brothers and sisters all who live; and free to will, free to act, free to enjoy, you shall know the worth of existence." Richard Wagner, 'The Creative Force'

3 "God acts the part of a Geometrician….His government of the world is no less exact than His creation of it." John Norris, 'Practical Discourses'

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

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

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

7 "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

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

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

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

12 "God of the granite and the rose, Soul of the sparrow and the bee, the mighty tide of being flows through countlesss channels, Lord, from Thee." Elizabeth Doten, 'Reconciliation'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21 "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)

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

23 "The divine essence itself is love and wisdom." Emanuel Swedenborg, 'Divine Love and Wisdom', par. 28

24 "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

25 "How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven." George Macdonald

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite