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

1 "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

2 "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)

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

4 "God makes the glow worm as well as the star; the light in both is divine." George Macdonald

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

6 "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

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

8 "Holiness is the architectural plan upon which God builds up His living temple." Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 'Holiness'

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

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

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

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

14 "Holiness is the symmetry of the soul." Philip Henry

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

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

17 "God is to me that creative Force, behind and in the universe, who manifests Himself as energy, as life, as order, as beauty, as thought, as conscience, as love." Henry Sloane Coffin, 'Newton: My Idea of God'

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

19 The One remains, the many change and pass." Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'Adonais'

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

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

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

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

25 "Being is holiness, harmony, immortality." Mary Baker Eddy, 'Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite