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1 "The universe is created to support us in every way. God is constantly expressing His infinite care for us." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

2 "God strengthens, but draws forth our own last bit of strength. God guides, but we think we're wandering blindly." A Retreat With St. Bonaventure (Leonard J. Bowman)

3 "The Divine consciousness creates and protects all tribes of the human race." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

4 "We live in a world in which there is no chance or accident. Those words are simply covers for ignorance." The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

5 "There is a divine Providence, a divine government, that guides a person; there is a power greater than man that moves him precisely to his responsible mastery of his own life." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

6 "Everything in the universe is under the mysterious and benevolent control of a providential Power." In Silence: Why We Pray (Donald Spoto, Ph.D.)

7 "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 Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

8 "The very regularity of the laws of nature is a sort of revelation through which man can recognize the existence of a provident God." The Angels and Their Mission, According to the Fathers of the Church (Jean Danielou, S.J.)

9 "There is order, certainly, but it is the order of the dance, not of the clock. Men and women are part of this order as partners in a dance, not as observers of the skillful operation of a celestial watchmaker. The creation in which we find ourselves is not like being part of a machine: rather it is like being part of a continuing process in which God himself is involved, constantly maintaining, empowering, renewing." Beasts and Saints (Helen Waddell)

10 "The world became a living creature truly endowed with soul and intelligence by the providence of God." Plato, 'Timaeus' The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

11 "In every particle, atom, molecule, cell of Matter there lives hidden and works unknown all the omniscience of the Eternal and all the omnipotence of the Infinite." Sri Aurobindo, Eastern sage The Relevance of Bliss (Nona Coxhead)

12 "There exists no accidental happening; everything obeys the one law." The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann)

13 “Everything moves according to the divine power.” Manilius Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

14 "God embraces in unity the spiritual knowledge of all created things, providentially permeating all things with His power, and vivifying their inner essences in accordance with their nature." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

15 "Providence is the work of God and indeed the very essence of God." Gilbert Murray, 'Three Stages of Greek Religion' Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony (V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)

16 "Nothing whatsoever can happen without Divine Providence having foreseen it and having made it fit into His plans beforehand. No obstruction in the whole world can possibly prevent the will of God from being carried out." The Secret of the Rosary (St. Louis DeMontfort)

17 "Almighty and eternal God, there is not one circumstance so great as not to be subject to your power nor so small but it comes within your care." Queen Anne (1665-1714), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

18 "An all-wise providence has placed at the disposal of the human race all that is necessary to ensure peace, happiness, health, and security." Healing: The Divine Art (Manly P. Hall)

19 "God attends, heeds, listens to and provides for us in our particularity: our existence is somehow significant to Him, and even our casual steps are known to and guided by Him." In Silence: Why We Pray (Donald Spoto, Ph.D.)

20 "God governs all things immediately; God possesses, in its very essence, the government of all things, even of the very least." Thomas Aquinas, 'Treatise on Divine Government' Man and Spirit, The Speculative Philosophers (Saxe Commins and Robert N. Linscott, editors)

21 "The transcendent Source continually sustains and supports all being, as it holds all parts together in dynamic relationship with the whole." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

22 "The course of nature governs all! The course of nature is the heart of God." Edward Young, 'Nighr Thoughts', Night IX, 1. 1280 Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

23 "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 Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

24 "Divine providence includes every ripple that has been sent into the universe by every person who has ever lived and every event that has ever taken place." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

25 "His transcendent power is inexpressible, unknowable, inconceivably great, and, as it flows over, it empowers whatever is weak and it preserves and directs the humblest of its echoes….God's infinite power is distributed among all things and there is nothing in the world entirely bereft of power….The benefits of this inexhaustible Power reach out to humans, to animals, to plants, and indeed to all of nature." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite