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

1 "The will of God is the measure of things." Ambrose (340-397), Bishop of Milan

2 "Human nature has ineffable dignity." John Duns Scotus (c. 1266-1308), Scottish Franciscan philosopher

3 "Sow everywhere the good seed given to you." Seraphim of Sarov (1759-1833), Russian monk

4 "God is always everywhere." Clement of Alexandria (c.150-215), Theologian

5 "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

6 "Turn our hearts, O Christ, to everlasting truth and healing harmony." Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560), Humanist scholar and Lutheran theologian

7 "I ask for the angels of heaven to be among us. I ask for the abundance of peace. I ask for full vessels of charity." Brigid (d. 523), Irish nun

8 "This is a sacramental universe, because God created all things visible and invisible." Donald M. Baillie, Scottish theologian

9 "It is God's will that everything he has made should offer him glory." John of Carpathos (ca. 7 ad), Greek monk and spiritual guide

10 "Let the fire of your prayer…burn always on the altar of your soul." John of Carpathos (ca. 7 ad), Greek monk

11 "There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature, and of nations." Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish politician and orator

12 "I am a part of all that I have met." Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892), English poet

13 "We are all one in Thee, for all are Thine." William Walsham How (1823-1897), English bishop and hymn-writer

14 "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

15 "Where there is no love, pour love in, and you will draw love out." St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), Spanish Carmelite mystic

16 "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

17 "The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in active life." Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist

18 "In the ultimate depths, everything good and true that people have ever known, thought, or lived comes from the one source of light. Our vocation is to make the way free for it." Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935), German founder of Christian communal movement in America

19 "The love which we bear for others remains the mark of the authenticity of our contemplation." Roger of Taize, Co-founder and Prior of the Taize community

20 "What must come first in all prayers, however varied they may be, and what gives them real value is the love with which they are made." Charles deFoucauld (1858-1916), French explorer

21 "In and through community lies the salvation of the world." M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and author

22 "Incline us, oh God! consider our fellow-creatures with kindness, and to judge of all they say and do with that charity which we would desire from them ourselves." Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist

23 "Human beings ought to communicate and share all the gifts they have received from God." Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), Dominican mystic

24 "Good deeds that are done for a good motive are the dead that live even in the grave; they are flowers that withstand the storm, they are stars that know no setting." Matthias Claudius (1740-1815), German poet

25 "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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite