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The Philokalia, volume 4
various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios

1 "This World Soul belongs to the entire world." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

2 "God is the Being of all beings, the Form that is in all forms as the Author of form, the Wisdom of the wise and, simply, the All of all things." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

3 "The human soul is something great and wondrous….it overlooks the universe and has all things in its care; it is capable of knowing and receiving God, and more than anything else has the capacity of manifesting the sublime magnificence of the Master-Craftsman." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

4 "St. John of Damaskos writes, 'The creation is an operation of the divine will.'" St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

5 "All things are created by God and all, as He Himself says, are 'wholly good and beautiful' (Gen. 1:31)." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On the Practice of the Virtues'

6 "Listen to St. Maximos, who says: 'All immortal things and immortality itself, all living things and life itself, all holy things and holiness itself, all good things and goodness itself, all blessings and blessedness itself, all beings and being itself are manifestly works of God.'" St. Gregory Palamas, 'The Declaration of The Holy Mountain'

7 "The eternal abode embraces all and everything." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

8 "St. Paul says, 'From the creation of the world the invisible realities of God, namely, His eternal power and divinity, may be perceived in created things by means of intellection.' (Romans 1:20)" St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

9 "God's nature is everywhere." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

10 "The divine nature is one and indivisible." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

11 "'For there is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory' (1 Cor. 15:41); and yet all of them shine in a single divine firmament." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'

12 "The spiritual nature given to us by God is…an image of His immortal and eternal glory." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

13 "As St. Dionysios says, 'All things participate in the providence that wells forth from the Godhead, the Cause of all.'" St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

14 "Free will is always part and parcel of the present life." St. Gregory Palamas, 'To the Most Reverend Nun Xenia'

15 "The person blind to the One is utterly blind to everything; but he who sees in the One contemplates all things." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'Practical and Theological Texts'

16 "All our actions are typifications of the divine archetypes." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'

17 "The Sovereign Ruler created all intelligent nature free and self-determining." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

18 "God is the source and ground of all supernal goodness." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'

19 "There is nothing that prevents us from having faith. For if we want it with all our heart, it will immediately become active in us, since it is God's gift to us and a pre-eminent characteristic of our nature." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'On Faith'

20 "God reveals and manifests Himself in all things." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'

21 "Through love you are united to God." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On the Inner Nature of Things'

22 "The energy that creates individual essence, life and wisdom, and in general makes and sustains created beings, is identical with the divine volitions and the divine participable principles and the gifts of supernal Goodness, the Cause of all." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

23 "The person who sees in the One perceives through the One both himself and all men and all things." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'Practical and Theological Texts'

24 "God welcomes the discourse born of prayer, and when He is lovingly invoked and called to our aid, He bestows inexpressible joy on the beseeching soul." Theoliptos, Metropolitan of Philadelphia, 'Texts'

25 "Once you have brought bondage to the dyad into subjection to the dignity and nature of the One, you will have subjected the whole of creation to God; for you will have brought into unity what was divided and will have reconciled all things." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite