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Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations
Margaret Pepper, editor
A totally ecumenical selection of over 4,000 notable quotations spanning the world's major religions, from classical times to the present day.

1 "That which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul." Bhagavad Gita

2 "The way through to the vision of the Son of Man and the knowledge of God, which is the heart of contemplative prayer, is by unconditional love of thy neighbor, of the nearest THOU to hand." Bishop John Robinson, 'Honest to God'

3 "I belong to the Great Church which holds the world within its starlit aisles; that claims the great and good of every race and clime; that finds with joy the grain of gold in every creed, and floods with light and love the germs of good in every soul." Robert G. Ingersoll, 'Life of Robert G. Ingersoll'

4 "Only the material body of the indestructible, immeasurable and eternal living entity is subject to destruction." Bhagavad Gita

5 "Ideas of what is right and wrong vary from age to age and from place to place, but the significant thing is that there is a distinction between right and wrong. The inner compusion to do right and the shame we feel when we are aware of having done wrong are an experience of God." Leslie J. Tizard, 'Facing Life and Death'

6 "All mankind is born for perfection, and each shall attain it, will he but follow his nature's duty." Bhagavad Gita

7 "Seek contact with Him now in the goodness and splendour which is in other people." Evelyn Underhill, 'The Letters of Evelyn Underhill'

8 "A man consists of the faith that is in him. Whatever he is, his faith is." Bhagavad Gita

9 "There is no power on earth like imagination." Laurens van der Post, 'Venture to the Interior'

10 "When we allow the love of God to move in us we can no longer distinguish ours and his; he becomes us, he lives us. It is the first fruits of the Spirit, the beginning of our being made divine." Austin Farrer

11 "Holiness consists of doing the will of God with a smile." Mother Teresa of Calcutta

12 "The presence in Nature of so many phenomena requiring intelligence for their appreciation implies a kindred intelligence to produce them." Sir Ambrose Fleming, Presidential Address to the Victoria Institute, March 18, 1936

13 "Father, into Thy hands I give the heart which left Thee but to learn how good Thou art." George MacDonald

14 "We can in our own little lives be utterly certain that God always has an alternative, in which the one purpose for which we are here may be fulfilled, if other ways fail." Fr. Andrew, 'The Way of Victory'

15 "Give rest to the weary, visit the sick, support the poor, for this also is prayer." Afrahat, the first Syriac Father

16 "The prayer itself is the essence of the Godhead." Rabbi Pinhas of Korez, 'Hasidism'

17 "The great world of light lies behind all human destinies." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 'To A Child'

18 "Duty does not have to be dull. Love can make it beautiful and fill it with life." Thomas Merton, 'The Sign of Jonas'

19 "He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbour." Venerable Bede

20 "There is no one in the world who cannot arrive without difficulty at the most eminent perfection by fulfilling with love obscure and common duties." Jean-Pierre deCaussade, S. J., 'Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence'

21 "The best prayer is not that which feels most, but that which gives most." Fr. Andrew, 'A Gift of Light'

22 "The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and therefore brothers." Martin Luther King, 'Strength to Love'

23 "Live your human task in the liberating certainty that nothing in the world can separate you from God's love for you." Brakkenstein Community of Blessed Sacrament Fathers, Holland, 'Rule for a New Brother'

24 "Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world." Euripides, 'Oedipus'

25 "God is as present as the air." Michael Hollings, 'Day by Day'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite