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

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

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

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

4 "It can seem as if the world is falling to pieces….and yet the call keeps coming, a call, I think, which is not so much to power as to community with all those others who are wounded, whose worlds or lives also seem to be falling apart, and yet who are actually – we must believe – giving birth to something new." Veronica Brady, Australian writer

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

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

7 "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

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

9 "God inhabits me, creates me. I'm in God and God's in me. You can't escape God." Bill Kirkpatrick, Canadian-born Anglican priest

10 "We pray because we are made for prayer, and God draws us out by breathing himself in." Peter Taylor Forsyth (1848-1921), Congregationalist pastor

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

12 "All are made in God's image." Diodochos of Photiki (c.400-486), Greek bishop and spiritual writer

13 "We can only grow as people by living in relationships, by in-depth communication, and by orientating ourselves towards justice and charity. Through this attitude we learn to live in 'correct proportions'." Catharina J. M. Halkes, Dutch Feminist theologian

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

15 "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

16 "The image of God is sealed in the lineaments of your soul." Thomas Traherne (1636-1674), English poet

17 "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

18 "The mystery of the world abides in freedom." Nicolas Berdyaev (1874-1948), Russian philosopher

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

20 "Love and justice march together…You cannot have one without the other." Stanley Booth-Clibborn, contemporary English Anglican bishop

21 "Love cannot be practiced without justice. Love cannot be built on injustice, for injustice is lovelessness. Love is not an alternative to justice….Justice is the beginning of love." Tissa Balasuriya, contemporary Sri Lankan theologian

22 "The good neighbour looks beyond the external…..and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers." Martin Luther King, Jr., American Baptist pastor and civil rights leader

23 "Released by Love from isolating wrong, let us with Love unite our various song, each with his gift according to his kind." W. H. Auden, Anglo-American poet and essayist

24 "Hope is hearing the melody of the future. Faith is to dance it." Rubem Alves, contemporary Brazilian philosopher

25 "It is good to love many things, for therein lies strength. Whosoever loves much can accomplish much, and what is done with love is well done." Vincent vanGogh (1853-1900), Dutch post-impressionist painter

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite