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Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations
Frank S Mead, editor
12,000 quotations from all faiths and all times

1 "How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven." George Macdonald

2 "Holiness is the architectural plan upon which God builds up His living temple." Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 'Holiness'

3 "The divine essence itself is love and wisdom." Emanuel Swedenborg, 'Divine Love and Wisdom', par. 28

4 "The more accurately we search into the human mind, the stronger traces we everywhere find of the wisdom of Him who made it." Edmund Burke

5 "The simplest features of the world about us are in themselves so awe-inspiring that there seems no need to seek new and greater miracles of God's care." Carl Wallace Miller

6 "The universe is a thought of God." Johann C. F. vonSchiller, 'Essays: Aesthetical and Philosophical', Letter IV

7 "God makes the glow worm as well as the star; the light in both is divine." George Macdonald

8 "Time is the image of eternity." Diogenes Laertius, 'Plato, XLI'

9 "The great soul of this world is just." Thomas Carlyle, letter to Thomas Erskine

10 "God acts the part of a Geometrician….His government of the world is no less exact than His creation of it." John Norris, 'Practical Discourses'

11 "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues." Cicero, 'Oratio Pro Cneao Plancio, XXXIII

12 "Everything that lives is holy." William Blake, 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell'

13 "God is like a skillful geometrician." Sir Thomas Browne, 'Religio Medici', Pt. 1, sec. 16

14 "In God's will is our peace." Anonymous

15 "It is eternity now. I am in the midst of it. It is about me in the sunshine; I am in it, as the butterfly in the light-laden air. Nothing has to come; it is now. Now is eternity, now is the immortal life." Richard Jefferies, 'The Story of My Heart'

16 "Not all the subtilties of metaphysics can make me doubt for a moment of the immortality of the soul, and of a beneficent providence. I feel it." Jean Jacques Rousseau

17 "There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow." William Shakespeare, 'Hamlet', Act V, sc. 2,1.232

18 "God is to me that creative Force, behind and in the universe, who manifests Himself as energy, as life, as order, as beauty, as thought, as conscience, as love." Henry Sloane Coffin, 'Newton: My Idea of God'

19 "In all the crowded universe there is but one stupendous word: Love. There is no tree that rears its crest, no fern or flower that cleaves the sod, nor bird that sings above its nest, but tries to speak this word of God." Josiah Gilbert Holland

20 "Every man's life is a plan of God." Horace Bushnell

21 "Never to judge rashly; never to interpret the actions of others in an ill-sense, but to compassionate their infirmities, bear their burdens, excuse their weaknesses, and make up for their defects – to hate their imperfections, but love themselves, this is the true spirit of charity." Nicolas Caussin (1582-1651)

22 "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." Mary Baker Eddy, 'Science and Health'

23 "Many millions search for God and find Him in their hearts." Sikh Proverb

24 "Everything science has taught me – and continues to teach me – strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death." Werner vonBraun

25 "God is the perfect poet, Who in his person acts his own creations." Robert Browning, 'Paracelsus'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite