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

1 "Virtue is to the soul what health is to the body." Francois de LaRochefoucauld, 'Maximes Posthumes', No. 541

2 "He who knows God is truly moral." Friedrich vonSchelling

3 "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

4 "As a countenance is made beautiful by the soul's shining through it, so the world is beautiful by the shining through it of God." Johann Georg Jacobi

5 "Holiness is the symmetry of the soul." Philip Henry

6 "Everything we see is an item of the wisdom, power, and goodness of God." Sir Thomas Browne

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

8 "On the imagination God sometimes paints, by dream and symbol, the likeness of things to come…Each is the yearning of the soul for the great Beyond, which attests our immortality." Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

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

10 "The heavens above, and the procession of the seasons as they month by month walk among the stars, are various manifestations of God." Henry Ward Beecher

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

12 "In some time, His good time, we shall arrive; He guides me and the bird in His good time." Robert Browning, 'Paracelsus'

13 "I feel my immortality oversweep all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, and like the eternal thunder of the deep, peal to my ears this truth: 'You live forever'." George Gordon, Lord Byron

14 "I sought my soul – but my soul I could not see; I sought my God – but my God eluded me; I sought my brother – and found all three." Anonymous

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

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

17 "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'

18 "Nature is the living, visible garment of God." Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe

19 "God's thoughts, his will, his love, his judgments are all man's home. To think his thoughts, to choose his will, to love his loves, to judge his judgments, and thus to know that he is in us, is to be at home." George Macdonald

20 "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

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

22 "Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service and from solitude to kinship with all mankind." Anonymous

23 "The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind." Jean Louis Agassiz, 'Agassiz at Penikese'

24 "Man is a soul formed by divine ideas, and bodying forth their image. His mind is the unit and measure of things visible and invisible." Amos Bronson Alcott, 'Tablets, II'

25 "I do not believe in God – I see God everywhere." Jean Favre

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite