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The Lion Christian Quotation Collection
Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers

1 "Love makes everything lovely; hate concentrates itself on the one thing hated." George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish novelist, poet and pastor

2 "Love works in us and for us." John Cassian (360-435), monk and writer

3 "Life is an education. And the one eternal lesson for us all is how better we can love." Henry Drummond (1851-1897), Scottish writer

4 "In his will is our peace." Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet

5 "Christ is…the principle of a universal human solidarity." Tissa Balasuriya, contemporary Sri Lankan theologian

6 "There is surely a piece of divinity in us." Thomas Browne, (1605-1682), English doctor and author of 'Religio Medici'

7 "Do not be afraid of death which leads to certain life." Mother of Symphorian, early 1st century, to her martyred son

8 "We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart." Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French mathematician and theologian

9 "Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation." Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), American journalist and preacher

10 "There is no corner of God's universe over which his love has not brooded." Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-1872), English theologian and writer

11 "No one can live without symbols. The symbol is the true appearance of reality; it is the form in which reality discloses itself to our consciousness, or rather, it is that particular consciousness of reality. It is in the symbol that the real appears to us." Raimundo Panikkar, Indian Catholic theologian

12 "If God can be found in all things, then there is nothing at all that can happen to us that we need fear." Margaret Hebblethwaite, theologian and spiritual writer

13 "Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now." Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), American sociologist

14 "The visible marks of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation, that a rational creature who will but seriously reflect on them cannot miss the discovery of deity." John Locke (1632-1704), English philosopher

15 "He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbour." Bede (ca. 673-735), English monk

16 "It is inter-faith ecumenism that should be the aim for us all at this moment in history." Trevor Huddleston, English Anglican missionary

17 "To say that God is Love is to say that God is the living, active, dynamic, ceaselessly desiring reality who will not let go until he has won the free response of his creation – and won this response, not by the employment of methods other than love, but by the indefatigable quality of his loving." Norman Pittenger, American-born process theologian

18 "God's glory is at work in all things. Everything that exists, exists because it is held, sustained, enlivened by God's wisdom and God's power. The Word of God who is God, God expressing himself towards his creation, wills at all times to work the mystery of his embodiment." Arthur Macdonald Allchin, contemporary British priest and writer

19 "That which is made in the image of the Deity necessarily possesses a likeness to its prototype in every respect." Macrina (327-379), founder of a women's community in Pontus (modern Turkey)

20 "Only love lasts forever. Alone, it constructs the shape of eternity in the earthly and short-lived dimensions of the history of man on the earth." Pope John Paul II

21 "O marvellous, indescribable and joyful love, in you is all savour and sweetness and all delight, the contemplation of which exalts the soul." Angela of Foligno (1248-1309), Italian mystic

22 "To have a prayerful approach to people is to have eyes to see, a mind intent upon seeing, a heart hopeful of seeing the image of God in each person I meet, to see them in themselves and in God." Douglas Rhymes, contemporary English priest and author

23 "I pray that since we are all made of the same substance…we may love one another with a single love." Antony of Egypt (c.251-356), Egyptian ascetic

24 "All who know themselves know that they are of one immortal substance." Antony of Egypt (ca. 251-356 ad), Egyptian monk

25 "We should love and feel compassion for those who oppose us, rather than abhor and despise them." Anthony Zaccaria (1502-1539), founder of the Barnabite Order

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite