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Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations
Margaret Pepper, editor
A totally ecumenical selection of over 4,000 notable quotations spanning the world's major religions, from classical times to the present day.

1 "Seek contact with Him now in the goodness and splendour which is in other people." Evelyn Underhill, 'The Letters of Evelyn Underhill'

2 "Give rest to the weary, visit the sick, support the poor, for this also is prayer." Afrahat, the first Syriac Father

3 "All shall be well and…All manner of thing shall be well…When the tongues of flame are in-folded…Into the crowned knot of fire…and the fire and the rose are one." T. S. Eliot, 'Little Gidding'

4 "Wherever there is a bit of colour, a note of song, a grace of form, then comes the call of our love." Rabindranath Tagore, 'Sadhana'

5 "There is no one in the world who cannot arrive without difficulty at the most eminent perfection by fulfilling with love obscure and common duties." Jean-Pierre deCaussade, S. J., 'Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence'

6 "Until you have found God in your own soul, the whole world will seem meaningless to you." Rabindranath Tagore

7 "Prayer takes the mind out of the narrowness of self-interest, and enables us to see the world in the mirror of the holy." Abraham Joshua Heschel, 'The Essence of Spiritual Living'

8 "Faith is a permanent and vital endowment of the human mind." Eden Philipotts, 'A Shadow Passes'

9 "God is seated in the hearts of all." Bhagavad Gita

10 "Holiness consists of doing the will of God with a smile." Mother Teresa of Calcutta

11 "That which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul." Bhagavad Gita

12 "We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." Martin Luther King, 'The Words of Martin Luther King'

13 "The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and therefore brothers." Martin Luther King, 'Strength to Love'

14 "Love is the most durable power in the world. This creative force, so beautifully exemplified in the life of our Christ, is the most potent instrument available in mankind's quest for peace and security." Martin Luther King, 'The Words of Martin Luther King'

15 "The great world of light lies behind all human destinies." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 'To A Child'

16 "The best prayer is not that which feels most, but that which gives most." Fr. Andrew, 'A Gift of Light'

17 "A man consists of the faith that is in him. Whatever he is, his faith is." Bhagavad Gita

18 "The presence in Nature of so many phenomena requiring intelligence for their appreciation implies a kindred intelligence to produce them." Sir Ambrose Fleming, Presidential Address to the Victoria Institute, March 18, 1936

19 "Sheer joy is His [God's], and this demands companionship." St. Thomas Aquinas, 'Theological Texts'

20 "Duty does not have to be dull. Love can make it beautiful and fill it with life." Thomas Merton, 'The Sign of Jonas'

21 "We can in our own little lives be utterly certain that God always has an alternative, in which the one purpose for which we are here may be fulfilled, if other ways fail." Fr. Andrew, 'The Way of Victory'

22 "God is as present as the air." Michael Hollings, 'Day by Day'

23 "Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world." Euripides, 'Oedipus'

24 "Only the material body of the indestructible, immeasurable and eternal living entity is subject to destruction." Bhagavad Gita

25 "I belong to the Great Church which holds the world within its starlit aisles; that claims the great and good of every race and clime; that finds with joy the grain of gold in every creed, and floods with light and love the germs of good in every soul." Robert G. Ingersoll, 'Life of Robert G. Ingersoll'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite