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The Lion Christian Quotation Collection
Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers

1 "We should love and feel compassion for those who oppose us, rather than abhor and despise them." Anthony Zaccaria (1502-1539), founder of the Barnabite Order

2 "Do not be afraid of death which leads to certain life." Mother of Symphorian, early 1st century, to her martyred son

3 "The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope." Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), American journalist and preacher

4 "Nations are the wealth of mankind, its collective personalities; the very least of them wears its own special colours and bears within itself a special facet of divine intention." Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer

5 "Love is clear, bright and pure, subtle yet simple, strong, diligent, brilliant, and abounding in fresh thoughts." Ramond Lull (ca. 1232-1316), Spanish spiritual writer

6 "Life is an education. And the one eternal lesson for us all is how better we can love." Henry Drummond (1851-1897), Scottish writer

7 "Love the love which loves you eternally." John of Ruysbroeck (1293-1381), Flemish mystic

8 "Love cannot be practiced without justice. Love cannot be built on injustice, for injustice is lovelessness. Love is not an alternative to justice….Justice is the beginning of love." Tissa Balasuriya, contemporary Sri Lankan theologian

9 "The whole sensible appearance of things is the lotus flower which is God, the country of all of us." Paulinus of Nola (d. 431), Italian bishop and poet

10 "It is God's will that everything he has made should offer him glory." John of Carpathos (ca. 7 ad), Greek monk and spiritual guide

11 "The more we love, the better we are." Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), Anglican bishop

12 "Life is a glorious road which leads to incomparable splendour, to the very life of God, to the goal of all things, to the full fruition of all that our hearts hold within them." Henri deTourville (1842-1903), French priest and spiritual writer

13 "The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in active life." Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist

14 "A soul cannot live without loving. It must have something to love, for it was created to love." Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), Italian mystic

15 "No one can live without symbols. The symbol is the true appearance of reality; it is the form in which reality discloses itself to our consciousness, or rather, it is that particular consciousness of reality. It is in the symbol that the real appears to us." Raimundo Panikkar, Indian Catholic theologian

16 "The good neighbour looks beyond the external…..and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers." Martin Luther King, Jr., American Baptist pastor and civil rights leader

17 "Wisdom is the treasure. And this treasure was hidden in the field of the human heart when man was created in the image and likeness of his Maker." Hugh of St. Victor (1096-1141), German monk and writer

18 "We are all one in Thee, for all are Thine." William Walsham How (1823-1897), English bishop and hymn-writer

19 "What must come first in all prayers, however varied they may be, and what gives them real value is the love with which they are made." Charles deFoucauld (1858-1916), French explorer

20 "Hope is hearing the melody of the future. Faith is to dance it." Rubem Alves, contemporary Brazilian philosopher

21 "I ask for the angels of heaven to be among us. I ask for the abundance of peace. I ask for full vessels of charity." Brigid (d. 523), Irish nun

22 "Awakening to the cosmic/earth/human process whereby all things have a genetic relationship with each other is the most significant intellectual achievement of humankind since the higher civilization came into being some 2,500 years ago. Nothing can be itself without being in communion with everything else." Thomas Berry, contemporary American theologian

23 "Love works in us and for us." John Cassian (360-435), monk and writer

24 "Our growth to a planetary dimension is an invitation to spiritual deepening, a purification from selfishness to a mre universal communion in real life, to our own humanization." Tissa Balasuriya, contemporary Sri Lankan theologian

25 "Hold fast to love in all sincerity, give each other practical proof of it." Fulgentius of Ruspe (468-533), North African bishop and writer

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite