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Alexandrian Christianity
John E. L. Oulton, editor
Selected translations of Clement and Origen

1 "All mankind are the work of one Will." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection'

2 "The maxim 'Know thyself' means to know for what purpose we are made." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection'

3 "This is the law from the beginning, that he who would have virtue must choose it." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection'

4 "By the Lord of the universe all things are ordered both generally and particularly with a view to the safety of the whole." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection'

5 "All things in the world are ordered for the best." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection'

6 "Above all things, the soul of the just man is an image divine, made like to God himself." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection'

7 "It is our rule to begin by cleansing our souls from bad opinions by means of right reason." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection'

8 "God made all things to be helpful for virtue." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection'

9 "Each act of free will is adapted to such an arrangement of the whole as the settled order of the universe demands." Origen, 'On Prayer'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite