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Daily Strength for Daily Needs
Mary Wilder Tileston, Compiler

1 "Recognize God as the great fact of the universe, separate from no place or part, but revealed in all places and in all things and events, moment by moment." Rev. Thomas C. Upham (1797-1872)

2 "Love alone was the beginning of nature and creature; nothing but Love encompasses the whole universe of things. The governing Hand that overrules all, the watchful Eye that sees through all, is nothing but omnipotent and omniscient Love, using an infinity of wisdom." William Law (1686-1761)

3 "Those breathings and gaspings after an eternal participation of God are the energy of His own breath within us." Dr. John Smith (1618-1652)

4 "'Who is thy neighbor?' It is the sufferer, wherever, whoever, whatsoever he be. Wherever you hear the cry of distress, wherever you see any one brought across your path by the chances and changes of life (that is, by the Providence of God), whom it is in your power to help, - he, stranger or enemy though he be – HE is your neighbor." Arthur P. Stanley (1815-1882)

5 "If we stand in the openings of the present moment, with all the length and breadth of our faculties unselfishly adjusted to what it reveals, we are in the best condition to receive what God is always ready to communicate." Rev. Thomas C. Upham (1799-1872)

6 "You are to know that your soul is the centre, habitation, and kingdom of God." Rev. Miguel de Molinos (ca. 1640-1697)

7 "O God, who are Peace everlasting, whose chosen reward is the gift of peace, and who has taught us that the peacemakers are Thy children, pour Thy sweet peace into our souls, so that everything discordant may utterly vanish, and all that makes for peace be sweet to us forever. Amen." Gelasian Sacramentary, 492 ad

8 "Everything, the very least, or what seems to us great, every change of the seasons, everything which touches us in mind, body, or estate, is overruled to each of us by the all-holy and all-loving will of God." Rev. Edward B. Pusey (1800-1882)

9 "As we know ourselves, we, thus far, know God." Rev. Edward B. Pusey (1800-1882)

10 "If I could unwrap fold after fold of God's universe, I should only unfold more and more blessing, and see deeper and deeper into the love which is at the heart of all." Elizabeth Charles (1827-1896)

11 "All is of God that is, and is to be; and God is good." John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

12 "You CAN live a beautiful life in the midst of your present circumstances." Rev. James R. Miller (b. 1840)

13 "Let the weakest, let the humblest remember, that in his daily course he can, if he will, shed around him almost a heaven. Kindly words, sympathizing attentions, watchfulness against wounding men's sensitivities – these cost very little, but they are priceless in their value." Rev. Frederick W. Robertson (1816-1853)

14 "To the loving, trusting heart all things are possible." Rev. James Martineau (1805-1900)

15 "Whatever your trouble be….O children of a heavenly Father, be not afraid!" Cardinal John H. Newman (1801-1890)

16 "We all are together lying on the bosom of Infinite Love." Rev. William C. Gannett (b. 1840)

17 "We should arrive at a fulness of love extending to the whole creation, a desire to impart, to pour out in full and copious streams the love and goodness we bear to all around us." James P. Greaves (1777-1842)

18 "The Spirit of Love…is the truth and reality of God in the soul." William Law (1686-1761)

19 "In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong: honor that; rejoice in it." John Ruskin (1819-1909)

20 "Sow love, and taste its fruitage pure." Rev. Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

21 "Put together all the tenderest love you know of, the deepest you have ever felt, and the strongest that has ever been poured out upon you, and heap upon it all the love of all the loving human hearts in the world, and then multiply it by infinity, and you will begin, perhaps, to have some faint glimpse of what the love of God is." Hannah Whitall Smith

22 "There flows onward, with the rushing music of mighty waves, an eternal stream of life, and power, and action, which issues from the original source of all life – from Thy life, O Infinite One!" Johann G. Fichte (1762-1814)

23 "Love, and God will pay you with the capacity of more love; for love is Heaven – love is God within you." Rev. Frederick W. Robertson (1816-1853)

24 "The soul feels the presence of the unseen One, in the profound depths of its being, with a vivid distinctness and a holy reverence, such as no words can describe." Rev. Samuel D. Robbins (1812-1884)

25 "God's voice is everywhere. Within and without, He speaks to our souls, if we would hear." Rev. Edward B. Pusey (1800-1882)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite