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

1 "The visible marks of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation, that a rational creature who will but seriously reflect on them cannot miss the discovery of deity." John Locke (1632-1704), English philosopher

2 "Human nature has ineffable dignity." John Duns Scotus (c. 1266-1308), Scottish Franciscan philosopher

3 "A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart." Charles G. Finney (1792-1875), American theologian

4 "In his will is our peace." Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet

5 "I am a part of all that I have met." Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892), English poet

6 "All religions must be tolerated. Every man must get to heaven in his own way." Frederick the Great (1712-1786), King of Prussia

7 "Prayer is and remains always a native and deep impulse of the soul of man." Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish historian

8 "Sow everywhere the good seed given to you." Seraphim of Sarov (1759-1833), Russian monk

9 "God inhabits me, creates me. I'm in God and God's in me. You can't escape God." Bill Kirkpatrick, Canadian-born Anglican priest

10 "The soul is in God and God in the soul, just as the fish is in the sea and the sea in the fish." Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), Italian mystic

11 "Love goes on in the depth of our life, whether we notice or not." Kosuke Koyama, Japanese theologian

12 "Turn our hearts, O Christ, to everlasting truth and healing harmony." Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560), Humanist scholar and Lutheran theologian

13 "Man is free, for he is in the image of divine liberty; and that is why he has the power to choose." Paul Evdokimov, Russian Orthodox theologian

14 "Human beings ought to communicate and share all the gifts they have received from God." Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), Dominican mystic

15 "We are mirrors of God, created to reflect him. Even when the water is not calm, it reflects the sky." Ernesto Cardenal, contemporary Nicaraguan priest, poet and political acitivst

16 "Whatever belongs to the whole in some way seems to fit in with any part." Peter Damian (1007-1072), Italian church reformer

17 "The ethic of relation of man to man is not something apart by itself: it is only a particular relation which results from the universal one." Albert Schweitzer

18 "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

19 "The image of God is sealed in the lineaments of your soul." Thomas Traherne (1636-1674), English poet

20 "Where there is no love, pour love in, and you will draw love out." St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), Spanish Carmelite mystic

21 "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

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

23 "The world is made up of all kinds of good things, and gives sufficient indication of the great good in store for the one for whom all this was provided." Tertullian (c.150-212), North African church father

24 "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

25 "Only love enables humanity to grow, because love engenders life and it is the only form of energy that lasts forever." Michel Quoist, French writer

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite