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

1 "God is in the universe and the universe is within God." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

2 "Illumination by the Spirit is the endless end of every virtue." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'On Faith'

3 "Man participates in the divine nature, and according to his spiritual self – that is to say, as a spiritual, incorporeal and immortal soul – is an image of God, and possesses an intellect which naturally begets consciousness from its essence." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

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

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

6 "Eunomios in his discourses wrote that from created things we may comprehend nothing less than God's essence itself." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

7 "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'

8 "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'

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

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

11 "Incorruptible and imperishable are the following: tears of repentance, acts of charity, compassion, prayer, humility, faith, hope, love." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

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

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

14 "Prayer is God, who accomplishes everything in everyone." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'

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

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

17 "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'

18 "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'

19 "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'

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

21 "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'

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

23 "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'

24 "The existential multiplicity and separativeness of thngs is limited and transitory, for, thanks to the universal concatenation, they return to the principal Unity, the supreme Source of All, from which they came." Editors

25 "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'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite